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Election 2016: Backers say ‘no strings’ are attached

Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Education

By KEVIN REAGAN Staff WriterCASA GRANDE — An advocate for Gov. Doug Ducey’s education funding plan said it benefits local school districts without any “strings attached” to state government.If approved by voters, Proposition 123 would inject $3.5 billion into public education over a 10-year period. More than half the money

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Tags: Arizona, Prop 123, Education funding

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Taylor to make second try for Pinal County sheriff

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Pinal County

Accountability and a commitment to protecting the members of Pinal County are at the top of Kevin Taylor’s list of “to do’s” as he gears up for his second crack at obtaining the Pinal County Sheriff’s position this year.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, County Sheriff

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Gov Doug Ducey Directs Additional Funding To Domestic Violence Shelters Prescott Enews

Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Prescott eNewsGovernor Doug Ducey wants to make a difference, to avoid problems if possible. According to a press release sent out early this morning, Ducey directed the Arizona Department of Economic Security to release 280K in additional funding to the 32 shelters...

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Tags: Arizona, Doug Ducey, Domestic violence

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Arizona Chamber Readies Legislative Agenda For Ducey Breakout Speech

Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Economy

Phoenix Business Journal blogThe Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes to keep the state Legislature's focus on economic growth as it prepares for its upcoming legislative forum Jan. 6.

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Tags: Arizona, Economic Development, Taxes

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Kirkpatrick Statement on Omnibus Bill Vote

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

US Congress

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick voted for the FY 2016 omnibus appropriations bill, H.R. 2029, which passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, 316-113. This measure funds the government for FY 2016.  “It was refreshing to vote for an omnibus bill that includes smart investments in jobs,

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Tags: Arizona, Ann Kirkpatrick

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McCain Votes Against funding for ISIS Fight

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

US Congress

McCain votes against funding for ISIS fight Senator opposed funding for veterans, 9/11 first responders, and Arizona families TEMPE – After months of statements and speeches about the need to destroy ISIS, Sen. John McCain voted today against a bipartisan compromise bill that funds America’s fight against the terror group as well

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US Supreme Court to Hear Redistricting Plan

Mon, Dec 7, 2015

Redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about why legislative districts in Arizona have unequal populations — and whether that matters legally. Republican interests, as well as two state GOP officials, want the justices to conclude that the Independent Redistricting Commission acted illegally when it drew the lines in 2011

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Tags: Redistricting, Voting Rights

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Should Sheriff Paul Babeu Resign To Run For Congress Santanvalleycom

Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Pinal County

SanTanValley.comBy Roberto RevelesThe triple-x-rated political circus is back in town. Pinal County’s narcissistic and self-described “versatile” top law enforcement officer surprised no one by announcing resumption of his years-long campaign lusting for Congress.

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Tags: Pinal County, Sheriff Paul Babeu

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AZ Democrat Switches Parties

Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Arizona lawmaker Carlyle Begay switches parties (Arizona Republic) Mary Jo Pitzl Carlyle Begay, a Democrat who was often viewed as the state Senate's 18th Republican, officially joined the GOP Monday.           The announcement, attended by a bevy of Republican elected officials, surprised no one and makes no substantive change to the power dynamics

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New Release on Syrian Refugee Bill

Thu, Nov 19, 2015

US Congress

NEWS RELEASENov. 19, 2015– For immediate release  Kirkpatrick statement on Syrian refugee bill, H.R. 4038  U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick gave the following statement in advance of today’s vote on legislation from House Republicans that would immediately shut down refugee resettlement from Syria and Iraq, possibly for many years, and severely limit future

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