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Council pushes for best freeway route for town

Tue, Jul 31, 2012

Economy

The Arizona Department of Transportation ADOT is apparently losing interest in an option for the future freeway that runs on the north side of the Central Arizona Project canal, known as “Segment U.”Florence officials, however, see Segment U as the best for Florence. The Town Council passed a resolution at

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Florence, ADOT, Freeway routes

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-Arizona budget slashing reshapes state

Sun, Oct 2, 2011

Economy

Arizona's budget deficits were like a house on fire, lawmakers say, and they responded in kind, dousing the fiscal flames without time to weigh the possible impact.

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Tags: Arizona, State Legislature, Budget

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-Coolidge prison; to be or not to be

Thu, Sep 29, 2011

Economy

D-Day is approaching for Coolidge.The “D” is the decision that Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) will make as to whether a new prison will be built in Coolidge.

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Tags: Department of Corrrections, Eloy, Coolidge, Prisions

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-Copper-mine bill bolsters Rep. Gosar

Thu, Sep 15, 2011

Economy

WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Gosar is poised to become the first new member of Arizona's congressional delegation - and one of only about a dozen members of the huge freshman class - to have a substantive bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Tags: Arizona, CD 1, Paul Gosar, Ann Kirkpatrick, Resolution Copper Mine

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-Arizona jobs could be reduced by debt-ceiling deal

Sun, Aug 7, 2011

Economy

As details emerge about Congress' eleventh-hour debt-ceiling deal, Arizonans are holding their collective breath.It's still unclear how efforts to rein in federal spending and control the nation's debt will affect the state and U.S. economies.

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Tags: Arizona, Debt Ceiling deal, U.S. economy

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For Want of a Word, Arizona’s Jobless Lose Checks

Sat, Jun 18, 2011

Economy

New York TimesBy Catherine Rampell One word, just one little word.That’s all that Frank Ballesteros, a 62-year-old desperate for work, needs to stay afloat. The word is not “hope” or “God” or “patience.” It is, improbably, “three.”

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Tags: Arizona, Unemplyment insurance, Arizona Legislature

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Study: $2 trillion needed for U.S. infrastructure

Sat, Jun 11, 2011

Economy

Washington Post The United States is falling dramatically behind much of the world in rebuilding and expanding an overloaded and deteriorating transportation network it needs to remain competitive in the global marketplace, according to a new study by the Urban Land Institute.

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Tags: United States, infrastruction, investment

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States broke? Maybe they cut taxes too much

Sun, Apr 3, 2011

Economy

McClatchy NewspapersBy Tony PughWASHINGTON — In his new budget proposal, Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich calls for extending a generous 21 percent cut in state income taxes. The measure was originally part of a sweeping 2005 tax overhaul that abolished the state corporate income tax and phased out a business

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Tags: States, U.S., Taxes, Revenues

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Having A Job May Not Be Enough To Make Ends Meet

Sun, Apr 3, 2011

Economy

Common Dreamsby Mark HuffmanThe nation's unemployment rate dipped slightly in March to 8.8 percent, as the economy added more than 200,000 jobs during the month.People rely on food banks, like the Community Food and Outreach Center in Orlando, Fla. But despite the improvement, a new report says millions of Americans

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Tags: Underemployment, Unemployment, United States, jobs

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Arizona manufacturing jobs still a path to middle class

Mon, Feb 28, 2011

Economy

The Arizona Republicby Jahna Berry For decades, making things - whether bags of potato chips, weapons components or microprocessors - was a fail-safe path to the middle-class life in Arizona.The wages were good. The factory jobs were steady.But over the past decade, the state has lost almost one-quarter of those jobs.

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Tags: Arizona, Middle-class, Factory jobs

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