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10 Arizona gun bills - and their prospects for passing

Mon, Jan 27, 2014

AZ 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

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona State Legislature, Gun bills

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Arizona lawmaker to introduce new marijuana use and taxation regulations

Wed, Nov 27, 2013

AZ 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

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona State Legislature, Ruben Gallego

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Candidates for supervisor announced

Sun, May 6, 2012

Pinal 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

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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, 2012

Pinal 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.

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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, 2011

Pinal 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.

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Arizona Goes Over the Edge

Sun, Apr 18, 2010

Immigration

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,

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Tags: Arizona, Jan Brewer, Arizona State Legislature

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Special sessions on budgets costing states big

Mon, Jul 27, 2009

Economy

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

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Tags: Arizona State Legislature, Budgets

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Supervisors not happy with plan for new seats

Tue, Jul 14, 2009

Pinal 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

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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, 2009

Pinal 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

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Tags: John Insalaco, Arizona State Legislature, Apache Junction

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Senate moves affirmative-action ban to 2010 ballot

Tue, Jun 23, 2009

Civil 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

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

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