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Florence PD receives funding to help man border security

Thu, Jan 24, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The town will receive $82,000 from the Arizona Department of Homeland Security to buy a sport utility vehicle, plus twice that much for overtime wages and mileage, for the Florence Police Department to conduct U.S. border enforcement activities.

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Governor’s Office plans budget briefing in Casa Grande Jan. 30

Sat, Jan 19, 2019

Budget

PHOENIX — The Governor’s Office will hold briefings across Arizona, including Casa Grande, for members of the public to hear details about Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget and provide feedback.Ducey’s Executive Budget for fiscal year 2020 was released Friday.In the next two weeks briefings will take place in Tucson, Nogales,

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Tags: Arizona, Governor Ducey, Budget

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ADEQ, EPCOR working on wastewater solution after disputed advisory

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — An advisory over a wastewater spillage in San Tan Valley caused confusion over the weekend and led to a defense from a local utility, but the state agency that issued it claims the parties are now working together on a solution. Erin Jordan, a spokeswoman with the

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Johnson Utilities

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Pinal supervisors hear ways to 'enhance the voting experience'

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County elections officials presented several ideas Wednesday to enhance and modernize future elections. Speaking to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Elections Director Michele Forney and County Recorder Virginia Ross introduced nine ideas ranging from the fairly basic and inexpensive — such as text alerts to voters —

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Elections

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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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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Central Arizona College, Governing Board

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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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