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Treasurer debate turns personal, testy

Posted by   /  October 10, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Republican treasurer candidate Kimberly Yee labeled a plan by Democrat contender Mark Manoil to have the state help rural financial institutions do more lending as “socialized banking.” During a televised debate Tuesday on KAET-TV, Yee also accused Manoil of helping to evict families from their homes and […]

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House OK’s resolution to amend minimum wage law

Posted by   /  February 22, 2018  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun State lawmakers are moving to make it harder for workers to claim retaliation if they are fired in the wake of claiming they were denied wages or legally entitled time off. On a 35-25 party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives decided Wednesday to […]

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Republicans have one week offer candidates to replace Shooter

Posted by   /  February 3, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Chris McCrory | Cronkite News ith the Legislature already in session, Republican leaders have about a week to put forth candidates to fill the vacancy left by the expulsion Thursday of Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, for sexual misconduct. The Arizona House voted 56-3 to expel Shooter from the Arizona House of Representatives after an investigation […]

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State parties elect new officers

Posted by   /  January 29, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Arizona Daily Independent On Saturday, Arizona’s two major political parties gathered for their annual meetings. While Democrats complained of the oppressive tactics of their party on a national level, Republicans struggled against tactics on a local level. Lifelong Democrat Felecia Rotellini was elected the new chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party. The State Committee […]

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Perennial candidate Wendy Rogers enters CD1 GOP primary

Posted by   /  January 24, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR Rogers will join local farmer Tiffany Shedd and state Sen. Steve Smith of Maricopa in seeking the Republican nomination U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran will officially have another challenger in his fight to keep Arizona’s 1st Congressional District blue. Republican Wendy Rogers announced her campaign for U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, with a Twitter […]

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With explanations, here’s how Arizona’s congressional representatives voted on the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill

Posted by   /  December 20, 2017  /  Economy, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic The House of Representatives and Senate passed Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax cut bill with no Democratic support and only one GOP defection. Sen. Jeff Flake voted aye late last night. Here’s how Arizona’s delegation voted and what they had to say about the bill: Related: Confusion and chaos […]

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Tax change on mortgages could shake up the housing market

Posted by   /  November 3, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Conor Dougherty | The New York Times The Republican tax plan unveiled on Thursday takes aim at the most sacred of cows: the provision that subsidizes homeownership by allowing the deduction of interest on mortgage debt. For most of America, the impact would be minimal. The proposed bill would make the deduction available on […]

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Arizona Rep. Franks isn’t interested in running for Flake’s Senate seat

Posted by   /  September 1, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM The fight for a certain senate seat in Arizona will be go ahead without Rep. Trent Franks. The 60-year-old Republican told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Reality Check with Darin Damme on Wednesday that he was not running against U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake in next year’s primary. “I sincerely have no intention of running,” […]

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Graham, DeWit to meet on who will challenge Flake in GOP primary

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Former Arizona GOP chairman Robert Graham and State Treasurer Jeff DeWit will meet this week to figure out who should run against U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake in the Republican primary, Graham told the Arizona Capitol Times. Related: Sen. Jeff Flake not sweating early polls in re-election bid Graham […]

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Republicans making progress on longtime goal for more local control of federal lands

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By Bartholomew D Sullivan | USA TODAY As the new Republican-dominated House convened in early January, anticipating the arrival of President Trump, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee declared it time for a “paradigm shift” in how the more than 25% of the country that is owned by the federal government is managed. […]

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