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Arizona K-12 Bonds on the November 2020 Ballot

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX  Approximately $700M worth of Arizona K-12 school district bond measures will be on the Tuesday, November 3rd ballot, a significant decrease from the record-breaking $1.6B total request from 2019.  The largest bond requests are once again coming from Maricopa County, with Pinal County again at

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COVID-19 News Round-up for September 29th

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  Small Business PPP-Type Loan Program Needed  An opinion piece in Triangle Business Journal by Editor-in-Chief Sougata Mukherjee summarized the looming disaster faced by small businesses as extended unemployment benefits dry up, along with the initial small

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COVID-19 News Round-up for September 18

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  Florence Offers “Returning Stronger” Grants  Florence businesses have until October 31st to apply to the town for grants to reimburse them for expenses and losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town Council has authorized the creation

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ADOT Opening Additional 2021-2025 Plan

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation  The Arizona Department of Transportation will open an additional comment period for the revised 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program on Friday, September 18th. The additional comment period will extend through Tuesday, October 27th.  The State Transportation

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COVID-19 News Round-up for September 4

Economic News  Pandemic Exposes Stress in Commercial Property Financing  The severity of the COVID-19 crisis has revealed extreme stresses in one of its primary sources of commercial property financing; the $1.4T market for commercial mortgage-backed securities. “I don’t think anyone foresaw the devastation

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COVID-19 News Round-up for September 1

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  New PPP Rules Could Change Forgiveness Calculations  New rules issued by the Small Business Administration could make some Paycheck Protection Program borrowers’ rent or mortgage interest payments ineligible for forgiveness. Generally, the rules of

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COVID-19 News Round-up for August 28

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  Scottsdale Still Accepting Reimbursement Applications  Small businesses in Scottsdale can receive up to $5K in reimbursement grants for their costs related to COVID-19. The city is still accepting applications for the Small Business Reimbursement

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COVID-19 News Round-up for August 18

Economic News  Online Shopping & Delivery Squeezes Landlords  Digital grocery sales have soared, but potential aftershocks are significant for smaller tenants that occupy grocer-anchored centers that depend on grocers to draw in customers. Those tenants pay higher rents than they

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COVID-19 News Round-up for August 14

Economic News  80 Percent of Retail Tenants Paid July Rent  Fewer than 60 percent of national brand retail tenants paid their rents in May, but 80 percent mailed the checks in July, according to the Datex Tenant Track of more than 1,000 shopping centers and tens

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COVID-19 News Round-up for August 7

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  $100M PPP Payments to Charter Schools Investigated  State Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman and Arizona Deputy Auditor General Melanie Chesney are examining whether the $100M in Paycheck Protection Program payments to charter schools in Arizona violate

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COVID-19 News Round-up for July 31

Budget, Policy & Stimulus News  Republicans Unveil New $1T Relief Package  Republicans in the U.S. Senate unveiled a roughly $1T stimulus package, titled the HEALS Act, geared toward reopening the economy. Key provisions include stimulus checks to