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ACLU Lawsuit Against our Law and Order Team
Thu, Jul 30, 2015Pinal County
  Anatomy of ACLU suit claiming Pinal County officials abuse asset forfeiture laws (Arizona Capitol Times) Gary Grado Libertarian groups for years have been calling for changes to Arizona laws designed to seize the profits of crime. Some of the criticism of the state’s asset forfeiture laws, which allow police and prosecutors to Read More
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Officials: Pinal cities need to help one another
Sat, Jul 18, 2015Pinal County
The Pinal Partnership hosted a panel Friday in The Property Conference Center with representatives from Coolidge, Florence, Eloy and Maricopa each offering developmental updates of their respective cities.Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson said recent funding cuts made by the state Legislature will force the city to reallocate resources.

Tags: Pinal County, Economic Development, Pinal County Cities

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Town’s claim for Florence Copper land is dismissed
Thu, Jul 16, 2015Pinal County
The town of Florence’s attempt to acquire Florence Copper Inc.’s private property through eminent domain has been dismissed in Maricopa County Superior Court.The town sought eminent domain over two years ago, commenting at the time that other legal issues between and the town and Florence Copper left the town no Read More

Tags: Pinal County, Town of Florence, Florence Copper

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Board of Supervisors: Discussion of marijuana cultivation rules gets hazy
Tue, Jul 14, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — After more than an hour of discussion regarding the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana on Wednesday, Pinal County officials and lawyers seemed more confused than when the conversation began.At issue are an applicant – Sean Dugan, who owns Sidewinder Dairy outside Casa Grande – and his request to Read More

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Judge: Douglas doesn't have the power to fire BOE staff
Tue, Jul 14, 2015Education
PHOENIX -- A judge has thrown out a bid by the state schools chief to control the employees of the Board of Education and move them into their own offices.

Tags: Arizona, Education, Superintend of Public Instruction

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New Court Challenge To Legislative Districts Sierra Vista Herald
Sat, Jul 4, 2015Redistricting
WASHINGTON — Just one day after it said the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was legal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a challenge to the commission’s Statehouse district plans.The court agreed to hear a case brought by more than a dozen Arizona voters who accused the commission Read More

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Redistricting, Citizens Redistricting Commission

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McGuire announces exploratory committee for Congress
Thu, Jul 2, 2015US Congress
KEARNY — State Sen. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny, announced Monday she is opening a committee to explore running for Congressional District 1.

Tags: Arizona, U.S. Congress, Senator Barbara McGuire

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Ducey Says He'll Consider Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway
Wed, Jul 1, 2015Pinal County
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey says he'll have the state transportation department review the name of a highway memorializing the Confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis. Ducey said Friday that he'd like to see those stretches of highway renamed after Arizonans. Rep. Reginald Bolding earlier this week called for a highway marker on Read More

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Governor Doug Ducey, Jefferson Davis

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Injunction sought to stop CAC tax hike
Tue, Jun 30, 2015Education
FLORENCE — An injunction has been requested in Pinal County Superior Court in an effort to stop a 20 percent property tax increase approved by the Central Arizona College Governing Board from taking effect.In court documents filed Thursday, Garland Shreves is seeking a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order Read More

Tags: Arizona, Central Arizona Community Collage, Taxes

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Supreme Court strikes a blow for Arizona citizens
Mon, Jun 29, 2015Redistricting
By Laurie Roberts The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to gift the Arizona Republican Party with several new seats in Congress.The high court upheld the right of a citizen commission to draw congressional maps, rejecting Republican legislative leaders' opinion that only they (meaning the Legislature) can draw the lines.

Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Redistricting, Citizens Redistricting Commission

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