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Deadline extended to fill CAC board vacancy

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Pinal County

COOLIDGE — Central Arizona College is seeking a Governing Board member. Jack Yarrington resigned his seat on the board in November, so Pinal County School Superintendent Jill Broussard will select a replacement to finish a term that expires in 2020. The deadline for applying for the open position has been extended to

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Pinal County seeks input on housing program

Wed, Jan 9, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County, in conjunction with the county’s Department of Housing and Workforce Development, will conduct a series of public meetings beginning Jan. 14 and ending Jan. 18. The meetings are regarding the FY2019 to 2024 Consolidated Plan and 2019 Action Plan. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, FY2019 to 2024 Consolidated Plan

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Pinal constables seek legal help in battle with supervisors over pay

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — A legal battle between elected officials in Pinal County is about to heat up. On Wednesday, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to allow outside legal counsel to represent the constables association. Elected constables serving all six districts and the Board of Supervisors have been in

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Board of Supervisors, Constables

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Finchem wants to make it easier to validate petitions

Fri, Dec 28, 2018

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — A proposal by a Pinal County lawmaker could make it easier for groups to propose their own state laws and constitutional amendments. But Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, said that’s not his goal. Finchem said the current process of having to verify hundreds of thousands of signatures on initiative petitions

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Tags: Arizona, LD 11

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Douglas Legislature Shortchanges School Voucher Program Arizona Capitol Times

Fri, Dec 21, 2018

AZ Legislature

Outgoing Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas accused Arizona lawmakers of routinely underfunding the Department of Education’s effort to oversee the state’s voucher program, leaving millions of dollars earmarked for administrative costs untouched. State law dictates how much money is set aside to cover the costs of administering Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship

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Arizona Lawmaker Arrested For Dui Reportedly Tells Officer 'you'll Get Yours' Fox News

Fri, Dec 21, 2018

Pinal County

When an Arizona lawmaker was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence earlier this week, he reportedly told an officer, “You’ll get yours.” State Rep. David Cook, a Republican, was arrested Wednesday night in Mesa with a blood-alcohol content registering 0.158 percent, almost twice the legal limit,  

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3 Drought Planning Questions Arizona Needs To Figure Out Asap Phoenix New Times

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Pinal County

Arizona has six weeks to finalize its plan to deal with looming shortages on the Colorado River. Otherwise, the federal government will step in. At a major water conference in Las Vegas last week, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman told the Colorado Basin states that they needed to get it

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Pinal files RTA appeal, wants to keep collecting tax

Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Counsel representing Pinal County has formally filed a notice to appeal a judge’s ruling that declared its new voter-approved excise tax is “illegal.” Joseph Kanefield, a Phoenix attorney representing Pinal County, said he filed a notice to appeal on Friday, hoping to reverse a Maricopa County judge’s decision last

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Transportation tax

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Maricopa surpasses key 50,000 population milestone

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Pinal County

MARICOPA — A long-awaited milestone in the growth of Maricopa has finally been reached. The city announced Friday that the latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts Maricopa’s population at 51,977. That number has been approved by the Arizona State Demographer’s Office, the Maricopa Association of Governments and Central Arizona

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Encanterra residents split on Queen Creek annexation

Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Pinal County

QUEEN CREEK — The future of San Tan Valley’s incorporation hopes could be decided in the near future, and residents are mixed on whether the right course is being taken. Homeowners and residents of Encanterra Trilogy Resort Community voiced their grievances and endorsements for a possible annexation into Queen Creek in

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Encanterra, San Tan Valley, Annexation

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