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Valley Metro chief: Federal cuts threaten light rail, trolley projects

Valley Metro Light Rail

Transportation Department budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration could threaten Valley rail projects in which the federal government has already invested $75 million, the head of Valley Metro said Wednesday. CEO Scott Smith joined other public transit officials who said the proposed cuts could also hobble the economic development that often accompanies investments in… Read More →

Family planning clinics see business bump with Trump in White House

President Donald Trump’s election meant different things to different Americans. To Phoenix resident Cassidy Trowbridge, it meant she needed to make an appointment at her local family planning clinic to get a long-term contraceptive device. Trowbridge had considered getting an IUD for a few months before the election, but once Trump won, “I knew I… Read More →

Trumponomics vs. Reaganomics: No repeating and no rhyming

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by in Blogs

Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Will this be the case for our new administration? President Trump has outlined his pro-growth initiatives to stimulate the economy, and he has clearly taken a page out of former President Ronald Reagan’s play book. Reagan’s campaign focused on fiscal stimulus, lower taxes, less… Read More →

CBO: 24 million could lose insurance under Obamacare replacement

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Arizona Democrats lambasted the GOP-proposed healthcare plan Monday after a Congressional Budget Office report said the plan would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion over 10 years, while leaving as many as 24 million more Americans uninsured. “Congress should be focused on finding real solutions that protect access to coverage, not playing partisan politics… Read More →

Arizona lawmakers give Trump’s first speech to Congress mixed reviews

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President Donald Trump delivered an hourlong speech to Congress Tuesday that, while short on detail, was long on rhetoric that kept Republican lawmakers jumping to their feet and Democrats mostly sitting on their hands. The speech was Trump’s first to a joint session of Congress. He spent most of the first half highlighting the actions… Read More →

Effort to boost trade with Mexico faces hurdle under Trump administration

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Arizona is caught in the middle as President Donald Trump tries to limit foreign trade with Mexico while the state tries to boost cross border business. “What bothers me is that we are really not understanding where we came from and respecting where we are going,” said Jaime Chamberlain, president of J-C Distributing Inc., a… Read More →

Intel plans to invest $7 billion in Arizona factory, add 3,000 jobs

Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation announced plans Wednesday to invest $7 billion into a high-volume semiconductor factory in Chandler. The factory is expected to be the most technologically advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The factory, Fab 42, will produce microprocessors to power data centers and smart and connected devices. The completion of the factory will create an estimated… Read More →

Tribes eye Trump to better economic conditions

Navajo Code Talkers

Peter MacDonald Sr. is a Navajo code talker, a lifelong Republican – and an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump. “The Navajo tribe, like most Indian tribes, is very conservative,” said MacDonald, who was in Washington last week to march in Trump’s inaugural parade. He said Thursday that the Navajo philosophy, “to do things for… Read More →

Valley Partnership breakfast to focus on Trump’s infrastructure plan

by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership’s January 20 breakfast is going to be a twist on the typical forecast popular this time of year. This month’s panel will discuss how the state of Arizona is preparing for President-Elect Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, and how the real estate development industry will benefit from these opportunities across the Valley. The panel will… Read More →

Arizona charters excited by DeVos nomination

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Public school advocates in Arizona are withholding judgment – for now – on school-choice champion Betsy DeVos, who faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday on her nomination to become the next secretary of Education. “Perhaps when she realizes she’s responsible for where 80 percent of American parents send their kids, public schools, she’ll work to… Read More →

President-elect Trump Making Capital Great Again?

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Mary Jo White is stepping down this month as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Donald Trump’s appointee Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, could result in a shift back to a more helpful SEC. Restoring the U.S. public markets from the uncertainty of ever expanding regulations should result in a more… Read More →

Benefits, risks of Trump’s policies on commercial real estate

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by in AZRE Magazine

The surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States is likely to have far-reaching impacts on the economy, capital markets and, by extension, commercial real estate. The nature of these impacts is more opaque than in most election cycles because policy discussions took a back seat to personalities during the… Read More →

Arizona defense firms may see Trump spending bump, but not soon

Defense businesses in Arizona that have been hit hard in recent years by a downturn in contract spending are looking to a Trump administration for possible relief – but experts said that could take years to arrive. Even if President-elect Donald Trump can work with Congress to fulfill campaign pledges, he likely will not be… Read More →

Event Recap: Rebuilding a leading housing market

Heading into 2017, housing market experts share cautious optimism about the future of Arizona’s residential market, which they discussed in front of a sellout crowd of nearly 700 people at the eighth annual AZ Dealmakers event today. The theme for this year’s event — put on by Belfiore Real Estate Consulting, Rose Law Group and… Read More →