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Arizona Dems accuse GOP lawmaker of endangering drought plan

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are accusing the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation that has angered the Gila River Indian Community, a key player in the negotiations.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Bowers won't back off water legislation despite GRIC threats

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX -- House Speaker Rusty Bowers is blowing off a threat by the Gila River Indian Community to pull out of the drought contingency plan -- and deny the state its water -- if he pursues his own legislation on forfeiture of water rights.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Arizona Democratic Party

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced  Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate.

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Tags: Arizona, U.S.Senate, Mark Kelly

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Judge lets Pinal County keep collecting RTA tax

Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX — A judge has decided to allow Pinal County to keep collecting a transportation tax until an appellate court decides whether it’s legally valid. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Whitten issued a ruling last week that granted Pinal County’s request to continue collecting taxes that could eventually fund various

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Tags: Arizona 2018 Ballot Propositions, propositions

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O'Halleran announces he'll seek third term in Congress

Fri, Feb 8, 2019

Election 2020

FLAGSTAFF (AP) — Arizona U.S. Rep Tom O’Halleran says he’ll seek a third term to represent the state’s most vast congressional district, which includes most of Pinal County. The Democrat made the announcement this week on social media. He said he’s been honored to give rural Arizona a voice in Washington.

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Tags: Arizona, CD!, 2020 election

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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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