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United States Small Business Survey

Posted: April 2, 2013 at 4:38 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories has published the results of their latest small businesses survey for 2013. They conduct a survey of questions directly with business owners across the nation and categorize the results by state and by cities. The questions cover a broad range of topics. 1. Overall small business friendliness 2. Ease of starting a small business […]

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Doug Ducey: Inside the Vault

Posted: March 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Download the Q1 2013 edition of Inside the Vault. 2013 is off to a very good start! We have a balanced budget, $2 billion in our operating account and another $450+ million in a savings account earning interest. Arizona is on firm financial footing and the Legislature is back to debating the merits of individual […]

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A Balanced Budget From the President? Not In This Lifetime.

Posted: March 13, 2013 at 4:50 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Editor’s note: This and more in this roundup of budget-related pieces and releases From the Office of Speaker Boehner: No word is used more often by the White House these days than “balance” when discussing budget matters.  But while President Obama has his own definition of the word, to most Americans, a “balanced” budget is […]

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Time to come to agreement on TPT reform

Posted: March 10, 2013 at 11:15 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

By Doug Von Gausig Mayor of Clarkdale and President of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns One of the most controversial bills in this year’s legislative session is HB2657, TPT reform. The TPT (Transaction Privilege Tax) is Arizona’s sales tax program, and it has been more than 80 years in the making. Last year, […]

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Public Notice Weekly Polling Analysis

Posted: March 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

POLLING ANALYSIS March 2-8, 2013 MUST READ: According to the Economist, 19% of adults think federal employees should be spared from the effects of the sequester spending cuts. 48% say the military should be spared and 37% say those who receive government assistance should. According to Reason, when given two choices, 46% of adults said less government is […]

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American Economists Say the Sequester Should Be Replaced with Other Spending Cuts

Posted: March 8, 2013 at 8:15 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

At a time when American families are being forced to do more with less, the government in Washington continues to spend money we don’t have.  The result: a booming budget deficit that economists say is hurting families and hurting our economy. Unfortunately, President Obama disagrees.  Instead of cutting government waste and replacing the sequester he proposed in […]

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From Behind Enemy Lines

Posted: March 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Because I am a conservative living in California, I often find myself thinking that, like those members of the French underground in World War II movies, I should be transmitting my dispatches by way of a shortwave radio. How crazy is California, you ask?  Well, for openers, the voters back in November voted to raise […]

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What Could You Do With Your $52K Share of the National Debt?

Posted: March 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In the nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget, government spending has driven our national debt up past $16 trillion (and rising). That’s more than $52,000 for every man, woman, and child. Our new infographic released this morning looks at just some of the things an average American could do with that […]

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