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Mar 27, 2023

Hobbs plans to veto legislation to block cities, towns from taxing groceries

Gov. Katie Hobbs is going to veto legislation to block cities and towns from taxing groceries.

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Mar 22, 2023

Measure to eliminate cities’ ability to tax food heads to Hobbs 

A Republican proposal to cut sales tax imposed on groceries by some cities passed its final hurdle in the Arizona Legislature, but it may meet a veto stamp on the ninth floor.  

groceries, Hobbs, Kavanagh, Tsosie,
Feb 28, 2023

Hobbs mum on whether she will approve GOP bill to axe cities’ ability to tax groceries

Gov. Katie Hobbs refused to say Tuesday whether she will approve Republican legislation to eliminate the ability of cities to tax groceries and save affected Arizonans more than $161 million a year.

inflation, Phoenix, baby boomers, housing, jobs, Social Security, gas prices
Dec 15, 2022

Working at 76: Inflation forces hard choice for older adults

Inflationary pressures may be starting to ease, but higher prices throughout much of 2022 are still taking a toll on older adults, with a larger share of people saying they felt their finances were worse off than a year before. Consumer inflation in November was still up 7.1% from a year earlier.

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Dec 13, 2022

A slowdown in US inflation eases some pressure on households

Inflation in the United States slowed again last month in the latest sign that price increases are cooling despite the pressures they continue to inflict on households in Arizona and around the United States.

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Oct 31, 2022

Hard workers should be able to make a living

Costs are rising, and wages aren’t keeping up. We need immediate action to lower the prices of everyday basics and raise the minimum wage.

Apr 3, 2014

Grocery costs up 5% in past year, led by beef price spike

Hungry for red meat? You may want to adjust your taste buds. New figures Thursday from the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation show the cost of beef in the state is skyrocketing.