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Pinal debate cordial, but Babeu criticized

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Pinal County

MARICOPA — Primary debates in the races for Pinal County sheriff and county attorney on Saturday were surprisingly cordial as candidates largely focused on the questions posed rather than their competition.

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CD1 Republican candidates all oppose big government

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Election 2016

MARICOPA — Wildfires, unemployment and porous borders were some of the faults Republican candidates in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District race blamed the federal government for during a public forum on Saturday.

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Happy Birthday to Rose Mofford - 1st AZ Woman Gov

Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Pinal County

This Week in Arizona History…   On June 10, 1922, Arizona’s first woman governor, Rose Perica Mofford, was born in Globe, Arizona.   Mofford worked in the Arizona Treasurer’s Office, the Tax Commission, and served as business manager of the Arizona Highways magazine before becoming assistant secretary of state in 1953, a position she

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Pinal County Deputies Association Endorse Dickson

Sun, Jun 5, 2016

Environment

THe Pinal County Deputies Association conducted an interview process of all the candidates running for the open seat of Sheriff. All the members had an opportunity to view indepth interviews of each of the candidates and starting on May 24th cast their ballots for their preferences for the association to

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Did Babeu Warn Of Cartels To Help Fund His Race For Congress

Fri, May 27, 2016

Election 2016

azcentral.com-Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says drug cartels are in his county and that the public should be on alert. However, his claims are being disputed by other members of law enforcement.  A day after Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu advised Memorial Day travelers to pack a gun because of

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Model gov't: Arizona lawmakers outsource legislative ideas

Thu, May 26, 2016

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX – When Arizona lawmakers sponsored a 2016 house bill banning the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn products, the bill matched almost exactly to language in legislation proposed outside Arizona. But House Bill 2176, which never got a committee hearing, was not the only bill in the state’s 52nd legislative

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Effort launches to block laws loosening rules for ‘dark money’

Thu, May 19, 2016

Election 2016

Arizonans could get the last word on whether to uphold or reject newly enacted campaign finance laws that would allow more “dark money” to flow into state elections.Opponents of changes approved earlier this year by the Republican-controlled legislature filed the necessary paperwork Friday to begin circulating petitions to refer the

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ELECTION 2016: Voters nearly split on Prop. 123

Wed, May 18, 2016

Education

PHOENIX — Arizona voters were almost evenly split on a proposal to tap the state’s land trust fund to boost education funding, but a measure overhauling public safety pensions was winning by a wide margin Tuesday night.Proposition 123 is a plan to pump $3.5 billion in new money into the

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Website: Congressional District 1 leaning Democratic

Tue, May 17, 2016

Election 2016

CASA GRANDE — Arizona’s Congressional District 1 is considered one of the most competitive districts in the country, but at least one political tracking organization says that race has taken a left turn.Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a political tracker on centerforpolitics.org, has changed its House of Representatives rating for CD1 from

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Session ends with no vote on STV bill

Thu, May 12, 2016

Pinal County

Arizona legislators officially ended their session early Saturday morning without voting on HB 2384, the measure designed to give San Tan Valley residents an easier path toward a vote on whether or not to form a city.House Speaker David Gowan refused to let the bill go to the floor for

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