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Pinal lawmaker wants education sales tax extended

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

AZ Legislature

 PHOENIX — A Pinal County state lawmaker on Wednesday introduced legislation that would permanently extend a sales tax that currently provides about $550 million a year for K-12 education in Arizona. Republican Rep. Doug Coleman of Apache Junction said making the six-tenths of one cent sales tax permanent would provide

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Tags: Arizona, 2018 Legislature, Education sales tax

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How To Make Your Voice Heard In Arizona Without Driving To The Capitol

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — If you want to keep tabs on your lawmakers and bills, the Arizona Legislature’s website has a full rundown of proposed new laws, amendments to proposals, and the roll-call votes in committees and on the floor. One function of the website allows people not only to watch hearings

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5 Key Issues To Watch At The Arizona Legislature This Year Azcentralcom

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

AZ Legislature

Arizona lawmakers head back to work Monday as the Legislature convenes for its annual session. Several high-profile issues, from education funding to the state’s opioid epidemic, are expected to top the agenda for what could be a marathon term. Lawmakers also will gather in Monday afternoon for opening ceremonies in the House

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Dream comes true for developers as CG council gives nod

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — A project more than a year in the making was given the nod by the Casa Grande City Council, officially welcoming Dreamport Villages to town. At a special meeting Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to approve the zoning for and a development agreement with The Block Sports Co.,

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Casa Grande

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ACHA Medicaid cuts will hit Arizona’s children harder than other states

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Healthcare

Last week, Rep. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, chairwoman of the House Health Committee, wrote that federal Medicaid cuts “threaten the progress Arizona has made in delivering quality, affordable health care to millions across our state.” Phoenix Children’s Hospital agrees and, as Arizona’s only health care system focused exclusively on kids, can

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Tags: Arizona, Affordable Care Act repeal

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Study: Pinal workers don't make enough to afford area rentals

Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Pinal County

PHOENIX -- It may be no surprise to Arizona renters. But a new report shows that an affordable apartment -- one within their means -- requires more than what they typically earn in a 40-hour week. New data from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows it takes 1.1 full-time jobs at

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No tax hike in tentative Pinal budget

Wed, Jun 7, 2017

FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative fiscal year budget at its meeting Wednesday, though further examination will eventually lead to a final budget — and even a possible resolution amendment to follow because of a Sheriff’s Office staffing study that is being done. The tentative budget

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Black leaders: Remove Confederate monuments from Arizona

Mon, Jun 5, 2017

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Black leaders in Arizona are pushing Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to remove six Confederate monuments on public land, including one at Picacho Peak, that they say are offensive and glorify the country’s racist past. The push comes as Southern communities wrestle with whether to keep longstanding symbols of the

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Confederate monuments, NAAP

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Trump plan to exit Paris accord riles O'Halleran, warms Gosar

Fri, Jun 2, 2017

Environment

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States will withdraw from a global agreement on emissions that “handicaps” the economy, a move that Arizona critics charged will end up harming both the economy and the environment. Trump’s long-expected announcement pulls the U.S. out of the so-called Paris climate

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Tags: Arizona, Paris Accords, climate change, Economy

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Trump’s budget draws praise from Gosar, pan from O'Halleran

Wed, May 24, 2017

Budget

WASHINGTON – The White House said its proposed $4.09 trillion budget shows “respect for the people who pay the bills,” but Arizona Democrats said deep domestic cuts make it a “dangerous plan” that will hurt the most vulnerable Americans. The fiscal 2018 budget President Donald Trump unveiled Tuesday uses what the

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Tags: Arizona, Congressional District 1, Congressional District 4, Federal Budget

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