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Pinal County to reduce its tax rate

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

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FLORENCE –– Thanks in large part to a successful lawsuit against the state by Pima County, Pinal County property owners will see a significant drop in their property taxes this year.The state has agreed not to appeal a court ruling that said passing a 1 percent tax cap on to

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San Tan discusses incorporation

Tue, Aug 9, 2016

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SAN TAN VALLEY — Most of the San Tan Valley residents attending a public meeting last week are opposed to the community becoming a city.But those who would like to see a vote on the matter are undeterred.

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Consultant praises Pinal job creation, tourism efforts

Wed, Jul 27, 2016

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FLORENCE - A economic development consultant says Pinal County has done a good job of transitioning from encouraging more home building to focusing on job creation and tourism.Jim Rounds, president of the Rounds Consulting Group, Inc. told the Board of Supervisors last week that “Pinal County is superior when it

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ACLU, other groups continue fight to reform use of RICO funds

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Arizona has a “policing for profit” problem, according to Paul Avelar; it’s an issue in Pinal County and other counties and stems from a state statute governing the use of seized criminal funds with language that seems to be murky at best. When officials talk about RICO funds,

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Mayor of Superior indicted for theft

Tue, Jul 12, 2016

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PHOENIX — Embattled Superior Mayor Jayme Valenzuela has been indicted for theft, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Friday.Valenzuela, who is facing a recall election in the northern Pinal County town, has been charged with one count of theft, a Class 5 felony. The Superior Town Council hired an auditor who

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Editorial: Pinal sheriff race

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Pinal County

Pinal County residents soon will be voting in the primary election. The largest field of candidates for a countywide position is in the race for sheriff. Paul Babeu is planning to leave that job after two terms as he runs for a seat in Congress.The candidates on the Republican side

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Pinal debate cordial, but Babeu criticized

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

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MARICOPA — Primary debates in the races for Pinal County sheriff and county attorney on Saturday were surprisingly cordial as candidates largely focused on the questions posed rather than their competition.

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Happy Birthday to Rose Mofford - 1st AZ Woman Gov

Fri, Jun 10, 2016

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This Week in Arizona History…   On June 10, 1922, Arizona’s first woman governor, Rose Perica Mofford, was born in Globe, Arizona.   Mofford worked in the Arizona Treasurer’s Office, the Tax Commission, and served as business manager of the Arizona Highways magazine before becoming assistant secretary of state in 1953, a position she

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Session ends with no vote on STV bill

Thu, May 12, 2016

Pinal County

Arizona legislators officially ended their session early Saturday morning without voting on HB 2384, the measure designed to give San Tan Valley residents an easier path toward a vote on whether or not to form a city.House Speaker David Gowan refused to let the bill go to the floor for

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Bill that would allow a San Tan Valley city advances

Wed, Mar 23, 2016

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PHOENIX -- San Tan Valley is one step closer to being able to incorporate.And possibly some other communities, too.Without debate, the Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to legislation carving out a new exception to laws on how and when cities can form. HB 2384 needs a final roll-call before going

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