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Unintended consequences for ATPP fund (access required)

As legislators and the executive recouped existing funds to help balance the fiscal year 2008 budget, the Developmentally Disabled Client Services Trust Fund, referred to in H2620 as the ATPP fund, must have seemed a logical fund from which to ...

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I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a payday loan today (access required)

Arizona lawmakers are considering legislation to cap the annual interest rate that can be charged on small consumer loans — typically called “payday loans.” The proposed legislation will effectively end payday lending in the state and financially harm many Arizonans ...

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A double standard at New Times? (access required)

It took eight days for the Phoenix New Times to acknowledge and apologize for Mike Lacey’s use of a racial slur at a journalism awards ceremony. The apology, which was posted on the paper’s Web site, also takes a few ...

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SRP move to trim rate increase not enough (access required)

After hearing strong opposition from AARP and others, Salt River Project has trimmed a proposed summer rate increase from 10 percent to around 7 percent. While we appreciate the step in the right direction, the rate increase is still significant, ...

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