Stories tagged: "economy"


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Here’s Katie Hobbs’ Plan to Improve Education and Save Taxpayers Money

The budget includes a $150 million investment in the Housing Trust Fund, which would help develop and preserve affordable housing across the state.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. McCarthy rounded his first full week as House speaker in the most outwardly orderly way. There was hardly a hint of the chaotic, rebellious fight it took for the Republicans to arrive here, having barely installed him as the leader with the gavel. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
MAGA Republicans Plan to Hold the Economy Hostage to Cut Social Security and Medicare

The debt ceiling is a numerical limit, set by Congress, on how much money the federal government can borrow to pay its bills. Increasing the debt ceiling is a routine congressional task, but Republicans want to hold it hostage to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare, even though failing to raise the limit would cause massive economic devastation.

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Drink Up: 9 Great Happy Hours in the Phoenix  Area

Searching for a spot where you can nab a great drink deal? Here are some local bars and restaurants that offer some of the best happy hour specials in the Valley.

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Phoenix Led the Nation in Inflation in 2022, but Rise May Slow in 2023

Economists believe high prices will slowly decrease over the next couple of months. One example? Gas prices have already fallen, and experts expect the same to happen with housing.

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Ducey Continues To Build His $100 Million Shipping Container ‘Border,’ Leaving an Expensive Mess for Gov.-Elect Katie Hobbs

Federal agencies have told Arizona the construction on US land is unlawful, and environmental groups say the containers could imperil natural water systems and endanger species.

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10 Ways the Federal Government Delivered for American Workers and Families This Year

Under Democratic control, the federal government acted to lower healthcare and prescription drug costs; fight climate change and lower energy costs; invest in gun safety and mental healthcare; and implement a generational investment in American industry, manufacturing, and infrastructure.

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‘C’ You Later: Cannabis Sales Soar, but Don’t Threaten Arizona’s 5 C’s Yet

Marijuana sales brought in $221 million in taxes in 2021, and sales in 2022 were on pace to eclipse that number, with $196 million in taxes in the first nine months of the year.