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Interest rates on college loans on way up

Interest rates on college loans on way up

Ann-Eve Pedersen

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Interest rates on college loans on way up

Interest rates on college loans on way up

Sheila Shelton

May 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Interest rates on college loans on way up

Interest rates on college loans on way up

PHOENIX - Putting herself through school, Shayna Stevens relies heavily on student loans to pursue a degree in secondary education at Northern Arizona University.

May 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Spending didn't pay off on key Arizona propositions

PHOENIX - The outcome of last month's statewide ballot measures proves that money can't always buy success.

December 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Prop. 204: Bid to retain 1-cent tax fails after flood of last-minute ads

After seeing a barrage of last-minute advertising, Arizona voters rejected a proposal to create a permanent 1-cent sales tax surcharge to fund education and other issues.

November 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Tax-hike extension critical, school officials say

A group of school board members and administrators from Southern Arizona met Thursday morning to discuss Proposition 204, and their message to voters was clear: Pass the proposition or Arizona students will suffer.

October 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer ties school funding to killing tax

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday she's willing to work with supporters of Proposition 204 for more money for the classroom, but only after voters kill the initiative.

September 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Court lets 'tax increase' remain on ballot

PHOENIX - Arizona voters will see Proposition 204 described on their ballots as a "tax increase" despite protests from proponents that it really is not.

August 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Panel OKs change in wording describing sales-tax initiative

PHOENIX - A legislative panel approved a court-ordered rewrite Thursday to the description voters will receive before deciding whether to make permanent a 1-cent-per-dollar sales tax to fund education.

August 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Campaign to fight 1-cent tax organized

PHOENIX - Calling it unnecessary and bad policy, state Treasurer Doug Ducey formally launched a campaign Wednesday to defeat making a temporary 1-cent sales tax hike approved by voters two years ago permanent.

August 16, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Initiative group sues over analysis

PHOENIX - Backers of an extension of the state's sales-tax surcharge filed a new lawsuit Wednesday, this one over how their measure is being described to voters.

July 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Bennett will appeal tax-initiative ruling

PHOENIX - Secretary of State Ken Bennett decided Monday to ask the Arizona Supreme Court to keep the sales tax initiative off the November ballot.

July 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

State Chamber cites breadth of sales-tax measure in opposing it

PHOENIX - A key element of the business community is gearing up to fight a citizen initiative that proposes a permanent extension of the state's 1-cent sales tax increase.

July 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer rejects making Arizona sales tax permanent

PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday she opposes a proposal to make the temporary sales-tax increase she championed two years ago permanent.

July 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Court hearing set on Arizona sales-tax-extension petitions

A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge will hear arguments July 18 about whether Secretary of State Ken Bennett must accept petitions that would put an extension of a 1-cent state sales-tax increase on the November ballot.

June 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Education-tax proponents sue Arizona over petitions

A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge will hear arguments July 18 about whether Secretary of State Ken Bennett must accept petitions that would put an extension of a 1-cent states sales tax increase on the November ballot.

June 28, 2012 2:17 pmLoading…

Arizona education sales-tax initiative petitions rejected

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has rejected the petitions that would place an extension of a 1-cent sales tax on the November ballot.

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Backers file petitions to extend 1-cent Ariz. sales tax

PHOENIX — Backers of extending the state’s temporary 1-cent sales tax submitted more than 290,000 signatures Monday to put the issue on the November ballot.

June 25, 2012 5:19 pmLoading…

Paperwork error imperils 1-cent sales-tax measure

PHOENIX - An error by backers of a permanent 1-cent increase in the state sales tax for education and public-works projects could keep voters from getting a chance to decide the measure in November.

June 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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