Internal Revenue Service

Native Americans, Medicaid scam, Blackfeet Nation, rehabilitation center
Aug 22, 2023

Fake Arizona rehab centers scam Native Americans far from home, officials warn during investigations

Autumn Nelson said she was seeking help for alcohol addiction last spring when fellow members of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana suggested a rehabilitation center in Phoenix, far to the south.

Apr 11, 2019

AG: State law does not override Tempe ‘dark money’ ordinance

Tempe can enforce its voter-approved ordinance aimed at shedding light on "dark money'' spending in local elections despite a state law that appears to be to the contrary, the Attorney General's Office has concluded.

Dec 26, 2018

Speaker, Ducey at odds over tax conformity

Doug Ducey, J.D. Mesnard, tax increase, taxes, Department of Revenue, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, Patrick Ptak

Apr 9, 2015

Bump in state revenues could be offset by new law

The state’s ending balance in fiscal 2016 could be better than the Legislature predicted when it adopted a budget in March, unless Gov. Doug Ducey signs a bill conforming state business taxes to the federal standards.

Dec 30, 2014

No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people. It's the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama's law. Those who were uninsured face fines, unless they qualify for one of about 30 exemptions, most of which involve f[...]

Feb 10, 2014

Reagan bill seeks to force ‘dark money’ disclosure

A long-awaited bill by Sen. Michele Reagan aims to force independent expenditure campaigns to disclose the source of the anonymous “dark money” that has played an increasingly large role in Arizona’s elections.

House sets committee rosters, Dems stronger on Appropriations
Oct 10, 2013

Debt Dilemma

2010 decision to mortgage state’s assets threatens cash reserves

Borrowing billions of dollars allowed Arizona to limp through the worst financial crisis in its history. But the decision to mortgage state assets that include the House and Senate buildings has an unwanted underside: It precludes the state from having significant cash reserves.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) speaks during a forum on immigration on, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Aug 9, 2013

Goldwater Institute blasts senator’s stand-your-ground letter

The Arizona-based Goldwater Institute responded harshly Friday to the Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's Aug. 6 letter inquiring into its position on stand-your-ground laws and connections to the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Jul 9, 2013

National conservative group jumps into Arizona solar debate

A conservative political action group representing the interests of senior citizens that is known most for targeting Democratic campaigns has entered the fight over how Arizona rooftop solar incentives should be restructured.

Jun 14, 2013

Here’s why it’s important to comply with the 95% coverage rule

Health and Human Services has published under the guise of health care reform more than 20,000 pages of new rules and regulations.

Jun 3, 2013

Sen. McCain exhorts Obama to address controversies

Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is "mired" in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them.

In this Dec. 2, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. and Mary Black Eagle, center, bows their heads in prayer during the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Interior Department in Washington. Tribal officials say 78-year-old Hartford "Sonny" Black Eagle Jr. died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at his home in Lodge Grass on the tribe's reservation in the southeastern part of the state. Black Eagle and his family adopted Obama during a traditional ceremony involving the candidate in the weeks leading up to Montana's Democratic primary. As part of his adoption, Obama received a Crow name that translates as "One Who Helps People Throughout the Land." Black Eagle and his wife, Mary, later attended Obama's presidential inauguration.(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Dec 14, 2012

Treasury spells out rules on taxing of tribes

Taxes cannot be levied on honoraria to a shaman or spiritual leader for religious services, but could be assessed on per-capita payments from gambling revenues to tribal members, under a proposal for taxing Native Americans by the Internal Revenue Service.