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10 Arizona gun bills - and their prospects for passing
Mon, Jan 27, 2014AZ Legislature
Gun legislation wasn't supposed to be a major focus of this year's legislative session. And, if the early indications hold true, it won't be, either to strengthen or loosen the state's firearms laws. Only a couple of bills seem to be gaining traction so far. A look at what's been Read More

Tags: Arizona, Arizona State Legislature, Gun bills

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Arizona lawmaker to introduce new marijuana use and taxation regulations
Wed, Nov 27, 2013AZ Legislature
PHOENIX -An Arizona lawmaker is working on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use.Under Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego's bill, people 21 and older could possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to five marijuana plants."This is for recreational use.  If somebody is of a sane state Read More

Tags: Arizona, Arizona State Legislature, Ruben Gallego

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Candidates for supervisor announced
Sun, May 6, 2012Pinal County
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Friday announced 13 applicants to replace Bryan Martyn on the board following his resignation to become Arizona state parks director.The board met on April 27 to discuss the process for selecting a supervisor to represent District 2, in the northern part Read More

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Florence, Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Bryan Martyn, Republicans, Arizona State legislature

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AZ plan to help $500M Florence copper mine axed
Thu, May 3, 2012Pinal County
A proposal floated for the Arizona budget would have made it easier for a $500 million Canadian copper mining project to get off the ground in Florence, allowing the project to bypass local opposition.

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Florence, Florence Copper Mine, Arizona State legislature

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- Casa Grande Asks Lawmakers Not to Divert Funds
Sun, Jul 24, 2011Pinal County
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The Casa Grande City Council has approved a resolution asking the Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature to freeze any future sweeps of street money.

Tags: Casa Grande, Pinal County, Arizona State Legislature

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Arizona Goes Over the Edge
Sun, Apr 18, 2010Immigration
New York TimesEditorial The Arizona Legislature has just stepped off the deep end of the immigration debate, passing a harsh and mean-spirited bill that would do little to stop illegal immigration. What it would do is lead to more racial profiling, hobble local law enforcement, and open government agencies to frivolous, Read More

Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Arizona State Legislature

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Special sessions on budgets costing states big
Mon, Jul 27, 2009Economy
Chicago TribuneBy Greg BluesteinATLANTA - States are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece on special legislative sessions whose chief purpose, ironically, is to trim more funding from their eroding budgets.Analysts expect the number of special sessions, a rarity in many states, to soar as governors are left with little Read More

Tags: Arizona State Legislature, Budgets

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Supervisors not happy with plan for new seats
Tue, Jul 14, 2009Pinal County
Arizona City IndependentBy Alan Levine, Casa Grande DispatchPinal County voters could be adding two members to the Board of Supervisors in next year's elections if a bill passed by the Legislature is signed by Gov. Jan Brewer.House Bill 2101, mandating the move to a five-member board, landed on the governor's Read More

Tags: Jan Brewer, Arizona State Legislature, 2010 Census, Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Central Arizona College districts

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Mayors Speak On State Budget
Thu, Jun 25, 2009Pinal County
Apache Junction NewsBy Christina Fuoco-KarasinskiA coalition of Arizona cities and towns, including Apache Junction, held a news conference Wednesday, June 17, in Gilbert to discuss how the Arizona State Legislature’s approved budget would impact the operations of local cities and towns.Speakers at the news conference at Gilbert’s Freestone Park Amphitheatre Read More

Tags: John Insalaco, Arizona State Legislature, Apache Junction

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Senate moves affirmative-action ban to 2010 ballot
Tue, Jun 23, 2009Civil Rights
Arizona Capitol TimesBy Christian PalmerNext year, Arizona voters will be asked to determine whether to ban government use of preferential treatment based on race and gender when it comes to employment, education and contracting.On June 22, the Senate passed SCR1031 in a 17-11 party-line vote favoring the Republican majority. The Read More

Tags: Arizona Civil Rights Initiative, Arizona State Legislature, Ward Connerly, Protect Arizona’s Freedom

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