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The Arizona House of Representatives has for the second time voted down a bill that would have reduced income taxes to offset new collections from online sales.
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Incoming Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto officially signed a contract that will pay her at least $200,000 per year on the same night the district’s governing board hired its second interim superintendent since July.
Insurance companies would pay 15 percent less in taxes to the state under terms of legislation approved Thursday by the House.
Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health – but not for everyone.
WASHINGTON — The perfect score will again be 1,600. What's more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious."
Legislators balked Wednesday at the idea of lowering income taxes if Arizona can start getting online retailers to begin collecting state sales taxes.
Congressional Republicans are like a pathetic victim of bullying. When faced with a challenge, they draw up into a ball and beg not to be kicked.
The state House voted Monday to reduce individual income taxes if the state finally starts collecting sales taxes it already should be getting.
For months we have been hearing how a lot is changing when it comes to health care. When you remove the politics and the rhetoric, the fact remains that most Arizonans are required to have health insurance by March 31, 2014 or face paying a penalty.
A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
When Amy retired a few years ago from a long career in the Army, she had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. With no family, limited income and failing health, she settled in a little trailer in a Mesa mobile home park.
Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid?
WASHINGTON — Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
A good education can make all the difference for students in lower-income areas, which is why some schools are turning to Beat the Odds — a kind of principal support group that is raising the bar on underperforming schools.
A House panel voted Monday to make some people wait longer to start collecting jobless benefits.
A rape happens every 5 hours and 13 minutes in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. About one in four of the rapes are solved. That leaves plenty of rapists out there to attack again and again.
More Americans than ever feel our federal government has been permanently taken over by special interests and collectivists.
WASHINGTON — Look no further than your dinner plate to understand how the new farm bill affects you.
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
Saying it will make the state more competitive, the Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exempt manufacturers and smelters from having to pay tax on the electricity they buy and use.
Arizona State University aims to have 20,000 online students by 2020. As an ASU student, I wonder if my university’s online expansion will extend higher education to those for whom it was previously a distant dream. Will online learning reduce inequity in education?
A bid to enact a flat income tax rate in Arizona is dead. But residents may at least be able to escape the effects of inflation-caused income tax “creep.”
Ronald Reagan’s famous quote, “We declared war on poverty and poverty won,” has come in for some harsh criticism lately. For example, Linda Valdez of The Arizona Republic recently excoriated the Gipper for his “cynicism,” pointing out that a “great nation does more than make jokes at the expense of the poor.”