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Board cuts 2 percent; more likely ahead
Sun, Mar 1, 2015Pinal 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 Read More

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

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Thousands in waste uncovered at Pinal COSC office
Thu, Feb 26, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — In office for less than two months, the administration of new Clerk of the Superior Court Amanda Stanford says it has uncovered a number of areas of financial waste.Most prevalent, said Chief Deputy Lynn Hurley, is the more than $35,000 spent to install new modular-style offices during the Read More

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Clerk of the Superior Court, Amanda Stanford

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Editorial: Pinal budget battles
Thu, Feb 26, 2015Pinal 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 Read More

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

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Board of Supervisors: Board weighs need for impact fee increases
Fri, Feb 20, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE –– Just how much is too much when it comes to development impact fees?The Pinal County Board of Supervisors recognizes the need for such fees to finance roads and infrastructure in the county, but some board members say if fees get too high, it will drive away developers.At a Read More

Tags: Pinal County Supervisors, Impact Fees, BOS

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A HISTORIC DAY’ Huge annexations receive approval
Fri, Feb 20, 2015Pinal County
In what was called a “historic day” for the city of Coolidge, Monday saw a huge step in the annexation of 13 square miles of land into the city limits, which would stretch the boundaries significantly south and transforming the prospects for the future of economic development.

Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Coolidge, Land annexation.

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Board of Supervisors: Supervisors OK trio of pay raises
Thu, Feb 5, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — It’s hard to tell where the Pinal County Board of Supervisors stand with regard to spending. The five board members often espouse the virtues of fiscal restraint, especially considering the County is facing a general fund reserve that is hemorrhaging by millions of dollars each year. 

Tags: Pinal County Supervisors, Salaries

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BOS approves increased salaries for Attorney's Office
Sat, Jan 31, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — It's hard to tell where the Pinal County Board of Supervisors stand with regard to spending. The five board members often espouse the virtues of fiscal restraint, especially considering the County is facing a general fund reserve that is hemorrhaging by millions of dollars each year.But on Wednesday, Read More

Tags: Pinal County Supervisors, Salaries

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http://www.trivalleycentral.com/florence_reminder_blade_tribune/news/mine-supporters-speak/article_1
Sat, Jan 31, 2015Pinal County
Supporters outnumbered opponents 5-1 as speakers came forward to comment on the Florence Copper Project last Thursday night before an audience of 500 people in Florence High School’s main gym.US Environmental Protection Agency officials held a public hearing to gather input on its proposed Underground Injection Control permit for a Read More

Tags: Pinal County, Florence, Florence Copper Mine

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Pinal BOS: Stanley urges caution as funds dwindle
Sat, Jan 24, 2015Pinal County
FLORENCE — While admitting the projections were “speculative” because of so many ongoing issues, Pinal County manager Greg Stanley nonetheless painted a less-than-rosy picture of the County’s finances last week.

Tags: Pinal County, Board of Supervisors, Greg Stanley, Pinal County Manager

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Pinal Dems leaving Main Street in Florence
Sat, Jan 17, 2015
FLORENCE — Citing rising costs and “a change in philosophy,” the Pinal County Democratic Party is vacating its Main Street location in Florence, effective at the end of the month. When the party first moved into its current location eight years ago, rent was $475 per month and increased to $575 Read More

Tags: Pinal County Democratic Party, David Coward, PCD Executive Committee

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