Paul Gosar

KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

AZ Gop Members of Congress Support Norquist's Tax Pledge

Grover Norquist at CPAC in Washington, D.C..
Gage Skidmore

As Democrats and Republicans struggle over how to balance the federal budget, Republicans have drawn a line in the sand.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:56 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

McCain, Campaign Finance, and Super Pacs

John McCain, February 9, 2008
Dan Raustadt

It’s no exaggeration that big money has changed the political landscape this election year.

The Republican presidential candidates and the president himself have all turned to so-called SuperPacs which can raise unlimited amounts of money.

One of the more successful SuperPacs so far has been the one supporting Mitt Romney.

But one of the former Massachusetts Governor’s most ardent supporters is Arizona Senator John McCain, one of the sponsors of campaign finance reform.

And he's not happy about the contradictions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:03 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Arizona Delegation Divided Over Tax Cuts

The Arizona Congressional delegation was divided over legislation to extend a payroll tax holiday for millions of average workers. 

The payroll bill wasn’t released publicly until last night and many members studied it until late in the evening. The bill puts around one thousand dollars into the pockets of average workers. Arizona’s two Democratic congressmen voted for it as did Republican David Schweikert. But other Republicans, such as Arizona’s Jeff Flake, don’t like that the tax cut isn’t paid for and comes from money that’s intended for the Social Security Trust Fund.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:13 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Scheduled Pentagon Cuts Could Hurt Arizona Economy

Since Congress has been struggling to come up with next year's budget, the spotlight has moved away from the work of another congressional budget committee.

A twelve-member super committee was given the task of finding more than one trillion dollars in budget cuts by last Thanksgiving.

That committee missed its deadline.

So, automatic cuts are slated to take effect.

That means deep spending reductions could hit the Pentagon.

 And that doesn't bode well for Arizona’s Defense industry.

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