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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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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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Governor to seek voter OK to give more trust funds to schools
Thu, Jun 4, 2015Education
PHOENIX –– Saying there's no need for a tax hike, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to dig deeper into a special trust fund to provide an infusion of cash for public schools.The proposal would ask voters to quadruple the amount of money schools are allowed to withdraw from the fund each Read More

Tags: Arizona, Governor, Education taxes, Doug Ducey

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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick AZ CD 1 announces for U.S. Senate
Tue, May 26, 2015US Congress
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Tags: Arizona, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, U.S. Senate, 2016 Election

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Ducey against any tax hikes for ed
Sun, May 24, 2015Education
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday he will oppose any effort to hike taxes to boost education funding, even one where voters would make the decision.“I have said that we are not going to raise taxes,” the governor told Capitol Media Services. “And I have been consistent.”The absolutist stance Read More

Tags: Arizona, Governor, Education taxes, Doug Ducey

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