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Court OKs tougher law for Libertarians

Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Election 2016

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday upheld a law that its proponents admitted is designed to help elect Republicans by keeping Libertarians from siphoning away votes.In a unanimous ruling, the justices acknowledged that the new law increased the number of signatures a Libertarian is required to get to

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Candidates for D2: STV not set up for business

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Election 2016

SAN TAN VALLEY — Candidates for Pinal County Supervisor in District 2 spoke to an audience of 50 or so people about how they would draw more head-of-household jobs to San Tan Valley at a forum Aug. 17 at San Tan Foothills High School.Three of the five candidates attended. Debra

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Supervisor District 2

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Pinal County to reduce its tax rate

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE –– Thanks in large part to a successful lawsuit against the state by Pima County, Pinal County property owners will see a significant drop in their property taxes this year.The state has agreed not to appeal a court ruling that said passing a 1 percent tax cap on to

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Property taxes

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Letter to the Editor, Reveles; Trump’s views thrown on party

Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Election 2016

Casa Grande DispatchEditor, Casa Grande Dispatch:News items report that Sen. John McCain continues to condemn Donald Trump’s disgraceful comments about the parents of fallen Capt. Humayun Khan. McCain tells us “I hope Americans understand that the (Trump) remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers or

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Election 2016, John McCain, Roberto Reveles

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Election officials won’t enforce new voting law

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Election 2016

PHOENIX — The top election officials in the state will not enforce a new law that makes “ballot harvesting” a crime.“We’re not police,” said Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson. “People bring early ballot to us, we’re going to process them like we always have,” said Maricopa County Recorder Helen

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Tags: Arizona, County Recorders, Election Law, Ballot Harvesting

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San Tan discusses incorporation

Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — Most of the San Tan Valley residents attending a public meeting last week are opposed to the community becoming a city.But those who would like to see a vote on the matter are undeterred.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Incorporation

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ACLU, other groups continue fight to reform use of RICO funds

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Arizona has a “policing for profit” problem, according to Paul Avelar; it’s an issue in Pinal County and other counties and stems from a state statute governing the use of seized criminal funds with language that seems to be murky at best. When officials talk about RICO funds,

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Editorial: Pinal sheriff race

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Pinal County

Pinal County residents soon will be voting in the primary election. The largest field of candidates for a countywide position is in the race for sheriff. Paul Babeu is planning to leave that job after two terms as he runs for a seat in Congress.The candidates on the Republican side

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pinal County Sheriff, Kaye Dickson, Kevin Taylor

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Consultant praises Pinal job creation, tourism efforts

Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE - A economic development consultant says Pinal County has done a good job of transitioning from encouraging more home building to focusing on job creation and tourism.Jim Rounds, president of the Rounds Consulting Group, Inc. told the Board of Supervisors last week that “Pinal County is superior when it

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Mayor of Superior indicted for theft

Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Embattled Superior Mayor Jayme Valenzuela has been indicted for theft, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Friday.Valenzuela, who is facing a recall election in the northern Pinal County town, has been charged with one count of theft, a Class 5 felony. The Superior Town Council hired an auditor who

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Superior, Jayme Valenzuela

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