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More states worry about revenues

The housing slump impacted revenue in 24 states this year and 18 say they are “concerned” about their revenue outlook, triple the number from last year, a new report released Dec. 10 shows.The glum assessment from the National Conference of ...

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Small lifestyle changes can lead to big savings

Does it sometimes seem like you spend money without even knowing where it’s gone?  If you are like most Americans, you’re being “nickled and dimed” by seemingly small charges throughout each week. Pretty soon all those nickels and dimes add ...

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2 speed-focused building programs spur economic development

A double-barreled economic development effort is enhancing the Phoenix area’s chances of landing new businesses and helping local companies to expand.Two complementary programs — products of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) — are designed to put economic development on ...

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Women lead the way in Arizona politics

While gathering signatures, a man once told Sen. Linda Gray, R-10, that women should not be serving in the Arizona Legislature. He refused to sign her petition. “That was only one person in my five times of gathering signatures, so ...

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Giffords pulls in hundreds of thousands in PAC money

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has pulled in more than $380,000 from political action committees in her fundraising efforts for re-election, according to recent campaign finance records.The southern Arizona Democrat’s donations are from more than 140 committees ranging from environmental groups ...

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