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Mailer called ‘political booster piece’

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Election 2016

Dems, Republicans alike decry Babeu; lawsuits may be filed A Pinal County Sheriff’s Office mailer sent to more than 8,000 registered voters in the county is raising eyebrows. Republicans and Democrats alike are claiming the mailer is political in nature and is an illegal use of seized criminal funds. FLORENCE — Some

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Officials in Superior want mayor to resign

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Pinal County

SUPERIOR —Proof of stolen cash from town coffers has led to an uprising of people calling for the resignation of Superior Mayor Jayme Valenzuela, who is also a commander with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.First, there were allegations last month from former town clerk Rachel Sanchez that a town debit

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Election 2016: Backers say ‘no strings’ are attached

Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Education

By KEVIN REAGAN Staff WriterCASA GRANDE — An advocate for Gov. Doug Ducey’s education funding plan said it benefits local school districts without any “strings attached” to state government.If approved by voters, Proposition 123 would inject $3.5 billion into public education over a 10-year period. More than half the money

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Tags: Arizona, Prop 123, Education funding

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Taylor to make second try for Pinal County sheriff

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Pinal County

Accountability and a commitment to protecting the members of Pinal County are at the top of Kevin Taylor’s list of “to do’s” as he gears up for his second crack at obtaining the Pinal County Sheriff’s position this year.

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Gov Doug Ducey Directs Additional Funding To Domestic Violence Shelters Prescott Enews

Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Prescott eNewsGovernor Doug Ducey wants to make a difference, to avoid problems if possible. According to a press release sent out early this morning, Ducey directed the Arizona Department of Economic Security to release 280K in additional funding to the 32 shelters...

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Tags: Arizona, Doug Ducey, Domestic violence

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Arizona Chamber Readies Legislative Agenda For Ducey Breakout Speech

Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Economy

Phoenix Business Journal blogThe Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes to keep the state Legislature's focus on economic growth as it prepares for its upcoming legislative forum Jan. 6.

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Tags: Arizona, Economic Development, Taxes

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Kirkpatrick Statement on Omnibus Bill Vote

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

US Congress

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick voted for the FY 2016 omnibus appropriations bill, H.R. 2029, which passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, 316-113. This measure funds the government for FY 2016.  “It was refreshing to vote for an omnibus bill that includes smart investments in jobs,

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Douglas outlines plan to improve Ariz.'s public schools

Sat, Oct 3, 2015

Education

PHOENIX -- State schools chief Diane Douglas is calling for higher teacher pay, an end to teaching "racism'' in schools, a requirement for high school graduates to be able to speak a foreign language, allow parents to refuse to let their children take standardized tests, and give children more time

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State makes case in fight with Pima, Pinal counties

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Pinal County

PHOENIX –– Attorneys for the state argued Thursday that there is nothing wrong with state lawmakers balancing their budget by shifting costs to Pima and Pinal counties, even if it forces residents to pay even higher taxes.John Lopez IV, the state’s solicitor general, did not dispute that legislators balanced the

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Tags: Pinal County, Arizona, Pinal County, Pima CountyBudget, Taxes

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Guest commentary: Clean Elections provides unbiased information for voters

Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Election 2016

Gina Roberts, special to AFNStarting this August, Arizona voters began hearing knocks on their doors from hopeful 2016 candidates running for statewide or legislative office and who are asking for support. That’s right, 2016!The Citizens Clean Elections Commission (Clean Elections) provides the tools voters need to cast an informed ballot,

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Tags: Arizona, Clean Elections, Candidates

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