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GOP budget plan includes more than $1B in cuts (access required)

Details of the Republican budget plan given to majority party lawmakers this week show they and Gov. Jan Brewer aim to close a nearly $2.7 billion budget gap with more than $1.1 billion in cuts and wholesale elimination of a number of state programs.

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Foreclosure scams add to homeowner misery   (access required)

Gregory Nave wanted justice after he was bilked out of $3,495 by a foreclosure consultant, but the state Attorney General's Office told him there were no laws to protect against the kind of scam that victimized him and thousands of other Arizonans.

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Math doesn’t work for AZ payday loan industry

The math isn't adding up for Arizona's payday loan industry. The industry that provides small short-term loans is fighting in the Legislature to keep itself alive beyond a June 30 termination date that was included in the authorization law enacted 10 years ago.

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