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Senate committees to examine stimulus this week (access required)

Lawmakers will try to sift through the maze that is the federal economic recovery package in hearings this week, with Senate committees dissecting individual components of the stimulus plan and their potential impact on the state budget.    Other committees will ...

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Bill to ban involvement with WCI gets hearing today (access required)

The House Environment Committee will hear a proposal today forbidding Arizona to participate in a regional program aimed at reducing the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by businesses. The proposal, introduced by Gilbert Rep. Andy Biggs, a Gilbert Republican, would ...

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No strings on some stimulus money (access required)

Before the state can receive much of its portion of the $800 billion stimulus package signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17, the state will have to prove it is adhering to a plethora of requirements laid out ...

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AZ unemployment rate hits 7 percent (access required)

Arizona's unemployment rate rose to 7 percent in January as the recession slammed all economic sectors. That's up from a recalculated 6.6 percent for December. January usually sees seasonal job losses as businesses wind down from the winter holidays, but ...

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