Social Security

rent, Atlanta, inflation, Congress, Phoenix
Jun 20, 2023

Eviction filings are 50% higher than they were pre-pandemic in some cities as rents rise

After a lull during the pandemic, eviction filings by landlords have come roaring back, driven by rising rents and a long-running shortage of affordable housing.

debt ceiling, Biden, Kelly, Sinema
Jun 5, 2023

Senate passes 11th-hour debt ceiling bill, heading off threat of default

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to a bill to suspend the debt ceiling, just days before today’s “X-date” when Treasury officials said the government would run out of money and default on its debts.

Congress, Schweikert, Arizonans
May 22, 2023

In very volatile political climate, facts matter

ARIZONA has a water, housing, immigration, drug, and education crisis, yet ARIZONA Republicans in Washington are more interested in investigating investigations rather than putting the people as their first priority.

probate court, guardians, Disney, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
May 1, 2023

Pass Senate bills to end probate system actions that cause abuse, abandonment, exploitation

Every citizen should be concerned that our rights are so easily eliminated and all that we hold dear and planned for, wiped away. It is incumbent on the Arizona Legislature to pass and Gov. Katie Hobbs to sign into law, SB1291 and SB1038.

Medicaid, health care, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, seniors
Apr 6, 2023

State begins to shed thousands from Medicaid, push them to other care

Arizona started purging people from the pandemic-inflated Medicaid rolls this month, a process that could end up pushing more than 600,000 people off the plan, health officials and advocates said.

No Labels, political party, Democrats, Republicans, Fontes, Arizona Democratic Party
Mar 8, 2023

New ‘No Labels’ party qualifies to run candidates in 2024 

A new political party is set to field candidates in Arizona in next year’s elections and its name says something about its view of traditional party politics: the newcomer is called the No Labels Party. 

Phoenix City Council, rent, affordable housing, Ansari, Kate Gallego, Mayes, Brnovich
Mar 7, 2023

Phoenix City Council bans ‘source of income’ discrimination for renters, home buyers

The Phoenix City Council has given overwhelming approval to a measure that would prevent landlords and property owners from discriminating against renters or buyers who rely on public assistance for income.

Biden, State of the Union, Grijalva, Stanton, Lesko, Gallego, Ciscomani, Washington, Medicare, Social Security, healthcare, jobs, inflation
Feb 8, 2023

Arizona lawmakers agree to disagree on Biden’s border, fentanyl plans

Arizona lawmakers agreed with President Joe Biden’s call in his State of the Union address Tuesday to secure American borders and fight fentanyl trafficking, but they disagreed on how to get there.

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.

Kelly, Masters, Senate, campaign donations, McCain, McSally, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senate Majority PAC, Federal Elections Commission, McSally, McCain, Saving Arizona, Peter Thiel, Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, Richard Nixon, Brennan Center for Justice, election, results,
Oct 7, 2022

Masters goes on attack in Senate debate 

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters came out swinging in a debate last night against incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, but the hour-long debate ended without either candidate appearing to land a knockout blow against their opponent. 

Oct 11, 2013

Lew warns of debt-limit catastrophe; Schweikert says that’s not so

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Thursday of a “potentially catastrophic” hit to the economy if the nation reaches the debt limit next week and defaults on its obligations.

Oct 2, 2013

Closed to business: Government shutdown shutters E-Verify

Arizona law requires that employers check the citizenship status of new hires against E-Verify, but anyone who tried to log in to the federal database Tuesday got a shock.