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The state's elections director says an organization that has so far put nearly $1.7 million into this year's primary election likely is violating campaign finance laws.
And so it begins: another silly season when we will be assaulted by misleading, deceptive, out-of-context and sometimes just plain deceitful political advertising from those who believe they know what’s best for us voters!
The voters of Congressional District 9 are faced with a couple of choices. Do we keep Democrat Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to represent us or do we elect someone else?
Arizona is not going to take center stage this year in the battle over genetically modified foods.
For the first time in more than three decades, Arizona voters are not going to get a chance to make their own laws.
A federal appeals court has said retired U.S. Airways pilots may have the legal right to pursue claims that could give each of them thousands of dollars.
Mesa artist Jim Gardner has been successfully supporting himself with his art for decades, but he doesn’t think of it as a job. It doesn’t have a pension or benefits, and there is no guarantee of job security.
“Manana, manana, manana is good enough for me.” Truer words have never been said about the Hispanic vote. The liberals, progressives, socialist wannabes and Democrats have been threatening Arizona for years and years and years about the Hispanic voter tsunami that will forever change Arizona.
Legislation to limit how much future public employees can collect in pensions was dealt a setback on Monday.
Arizona is broken! No "ifs," "ands" or "buts", the state the once reigned supreme in growth, jobs, education, public pensions and public safety is now best known for being the source for national humor and taking the heat off of Mississippi as being the armpit of ignorance in America.
Normally when I tell you about "free" money, it involves some kind of scam.
State lawmakers cannot balance the budget by limiting pension benefit increases for retired judges, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
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?
Can Flanagan help fix state’s Division of Child Safety and Family?
“Can someone explain to me how so many members of Congress who have a very comfortable unearned income, a golden retirement and health insurance plan, be against helping the poor and needy? They voted against food stamps, an increase in the minimum wage, unemployment help for the long term unemployed and a cut in military pension benefits. Are they that uncaring or just plain stupid?”
It remains unclear if any city employee pensions can change before contracts are up in June of 2014.
The city of Phoenix has chosen Bob Murray and Associates, a company from Roseville, Calif., to conduct a national recruitment for the city’s next city manager.
In 2011, 10 employees retired and received $700,000 in cash and THEN began receiving annual pensions of over $110,000. One fire official received a cash payment of $795,000 and that spiked his yearly pension from $90,000 to $130,000 by cashing in vacation and sick time along with other benefits.
Straight off his win in a vicious City Council race, Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio promised the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce he’ll be focusing on ending pension spiking, promoting job creation, restoring city services, and providing more funding for domestic violence and homelessness in his next term.
PHOENIX — Saying he doesn't want a Detroit-like bankruptcy here, a GOP activist is hoping to get voters to curb the size of pensions for public employees.
Shame on the mayor and all of the City Council for allowing David Cavazos to “spike” his city pension. This is equivalent to allowing the fox to guard the chicken house — the process needs a total top to bottom review. I would prescribe a full bottle of laxatives to flush the system. Let’s get real and fix this issue now — no more kicking the issue down the road by giving it to “staff” to report back in the future. No wonder we have budget problems as we have a core breakdown in accountability, ethics and leadership.
The Phoenix City Council has assigned Assistant City Manager Ed Zuercher to take over as interim city manager when David Cavazos leaves the city in October.
In the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama claimed Detroit as evidence of his successful policies: “We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity and, three years later, that is paying off in a big way.”
City Councilman Sal DiCiccio was ahead in the first election results released Tuesday night with 55 percent of the votes compared to Karlene Keogh Parks with 45 percent.
Put on a smile. You know, that facial expression in which the eyes brighten and the corners of the mouth curve upward. Why? WinCo Foods is spreading its money-saving grocery stores across the Phoenix metropolis. WinCo expects to double in size every five to seven years and also plans an expansion soon into the Tucson market.