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Wide disparity in Pinal classroom spending, report shows

Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Education

CASA GRANDE — When it comes to classroom spending, huge disparities are found around the nation, and, according to a recent report, even right here in Pinal County. The Arizona Auditor General‘s Office, the governmental agency entrusted with ensuring public money is spent appropriately, recently released data on classroom spending for all

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Queen Creek approves annexation of Pinal subdivision

Fri, Mar 9, 2018

Pinal County

QUEEN CREEK — Some San Tan Valley residents got their wish Wednesday to be on their way to becoming part of an incorporated town. The Queen Creek Town Council voted unanimously to approve the annexation of Ironwood Crossing, located in the northeastern part of San Tan Valley off Ironwood and Pima

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Incorporation, Queen Creek Annexation

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San Tan incorporation effort 'shattered' by Shea Homes

Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — The incorporation effort, in its current form, is over in San Tan Valley. Shea Homes sent a letter to Pinal County and the steering committee of Vote San Tan Valley certifying that Shea would not give permission to parties seeking to submit the petition for the community’s

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, San Tan Valley, Incorporation

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Pinal lawmaker fails to get stricter regulations on medical marijuana

Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Sometime next year medical marijuana users will get a guarantee of sorts that the drugs they are buying are as good as they’ve been promised. And they’ll know if it’s got mold, disease-causing bacteria or other adulterants. With only three lawmakers in dissent, the Senate voted Thursday to require the

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Arizona State Legislature, Vince Leach, HB066

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Commission declares emergency to investigate Johnson Utilities

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — State regulators, apparently alarmed at what they heard from Pinal County residents this week, are taking action against a San Tan Valley water provider.The Arizona Corporation Commission met Thursday to discuss the findings from the Johnson Utilities rate case hearings in San Tan Valley, which concluded Wednesday evening.

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Pinal Alliance panel discusses economy, prospects

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — Leaders in the economic development arena say Pinal County is primed for growth. A panel speaking before members of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth said Pinal County communities should be ready for site selectors long before representatives from major companies get to town. Susan Dumon, vice president

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, economic growth, jobs

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LTE-GOP has lost moral argument

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Election 2018

Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch: I find it tragically ironic that the Arizona GOP is characterizing the 2016 voter-passed measure that increases the state’s minimum wage as “morally wrong." (Howard Fischer’s article in the Feb. 13 Dispatch) In my opinion, the GOP has lost its right to make any moral judgments. The

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Arizona 2016 Ballot Proposition, Minimum wage

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Officials say 'hard work begins' on new Pinal road projects

Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Pinal County

FLORENCE — Roads were on the top of everyone’s minds at the Pinal Partnership’s monthly breakfast. County Manager Greg Stanley and Andrew Smith, the principal transportation planner with Pinal County Public Works, gave attendees Friday an update on the status of the transportation projects from Propositions 416 and 417.

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Vote San Tan Valley finance shows low budget, spending

Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Pinal County

SAN TAN VALLEY — The political action committee Vote San Tan Valley has made significant progress in pushing for its goal of getting incorporation on the ballot since being formed last March. The group filed a map with the county in October and began collecting petition signatures. Members did this

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Dream comes true for developers as CG council gives nod

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — A project more than a year in the making was given the nod by the Casa Grande City Council, officially welcoming Dreamport Villages to town. At a special meeting Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to approve the zoning for and a development agreement with The Block Sports Co.,

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Casa Grande

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