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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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Lamb tells lawmakers Pinal growth creating public safety challenges

Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb took the lectern at the Arizona Senate’s Commerce and Public Safety Committee meeting Monday afternoon to outline the challenges he’s looking to overcome in Pinal. Topics ranged from the possibility of San Tan Valley incorporating, border issues, mental health, budget concerns and staffing shortages,

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, AZ Legislature, San Tan Valley, Incorporation, Budget

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Pinal County’s financial condition has stablized

Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Pinal County’s general fund budget has taken dramatic hits in the last couple of years, but a presentation given to the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 17 provided cautious optimism.The good news is the county is projected to operate with an estimated 1 percent surplus for the remainder

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Budget

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Legislature saddles city, county with new fees, lower funding

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

AZ Legislature

Blindsided. That might as well have been the word that Richard Travis used to describe how this year's legislative budget treated cities and counties. Lawmakers passed the budget after midnight on March 6-7, Travis told the Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino Board of Supervisors in a joint meeting Monday. Travis, who lobbies

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Board cuts 2 percent; more likely ahead

Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Pinal County

FLORENCE –– Facing sharply declining revenues, the Pinal Board of Supervisors moved last Wednesday to help stem the bloodletting of the County’s financial reserves with a 2 percent across-the-board cut.The move applies to all departments for the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year, save for the Pinal County Sheriff’s

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, BOS, Budget, Sheriff, County Attorney

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Editorial: Pinal budget battles

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Pinal County

Pinal County government’s budget involves some serious money, more than a third of a billion dollars a year. Not surprisingly, the budget process sometimes means conflict.A disagreement between at least some members of the Board of Supervisors, which sets the annual budget, and the two elected officials who head up

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Gov’s budget concerns educators

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Education

Public schools could see loss of $113.5M Frank Davidson“For our district, that would be a cut of around $1 million.” — Frank DavidsonCGESD superintendent Educators are worried that Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget would cut funding for public schools by another $113.5 million.“For our district, that would be a cut of around

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Tags: Arizona, Governor, Doug Ducey, Education Budget

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State may face $414M deficit next fiscal year

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — A House panel approved tax relief Thursday for some individuals as state economists were telling lawmakers that Arizona is not collecting enough to balance the budget this coming year, next year or the year after that.HB 2001 requires the Department of Revenue to annually adjust tax brackets to

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Arizona Has One of Nation's Most Regressive Tax Systems

Sat, Jan 17, 2015

Economy

Arizonans on the lower end of the income scale are paying a significantly higher portion of their incomes in taxes than wealthier Arizonans. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a non-profil research organization, released a report showing the nation's poorest taxpayers have an effective tax rate that's double that of

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New Arizona Governor Ducey No New Taxes To Solve Budget Gap

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Budget

The Arizona Legislature also owes schools back money after being sued over past budget cuts. The Republican Legislature has not shown much appetite for tax increases during past budget deficits which have come up during previous administrations.

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