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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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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

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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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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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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

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Pinal property taxes likely to climb following split vote
Thu, Jun 4, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — The fat lady has not officially sung, but it appears a property tax increase in Pinal County is inevitable.A tentative budget of $421 million for Fiscal Year 2016 was passed by a 3-2 vote of the Board of Supervisors at its regular meeting Wednesday. That tentative budget includes Read More

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Property taxes

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Northern Pinal constable under scrutiny – again PCSO: Acton impersonated an officer, bullied STV cou
Wed, May 13, 2015Pinal County
Embattled Pinal County constable John Acton has not escaped allegations that dogged him during last year’s campaign, but despite a recommendation from the Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office will not pursue a felony charge tied to Acton’s boasts about his law enforcement career.

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Constable, John Acton

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Board cuts 2 percent; more likely ahead
Sun, Mar 1, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE –– Facing sharply declining revenues, the Pinal Board of Supervisors moved last Wednesday to help stem the bloodletting of the County’s financial reserves with a 2 percent across-the-board cut.The move applies to all departments for the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year, save for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Read More

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, BOS, Budget, Sheriff, County Attorney

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Thousands in waste uncovered at Pinal COSC office
Thu, Feb 26, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — In office for less than two months, the administration of new Clerk of the Superior Court Amanda Stanford says it has uncovered a number of areas of financial waste.Most prevalent, said Chief Deputy Lynn Hurley, is the more than $35,000 spent to install new modular-style offices during the Read More

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Clerk of the Superior Court, Amanda Stanford

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Editorial: Pinal budget battles
Thu, Feb 26, 2015Pinal County
Pinal County government’s budget involves some serious money, more than a third of a billion dollars a year. Not surprisingly, the budget process sometimes means conflict.A disagreement between at least some members of the Board of Supervisors, which sets the annual budget, and the two elected officials who head up Read More

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