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District 23: Results stun local parties

Sat, Nov 6, 2010

Election 2010

Maricopa MonitorBy Melissa St. AudeDespite big legislative wins in Tuesday’s elections, Pinal County Republicans say they are not taking anything for granted.“We have hard work ahead of us,” said Marty Hermanson, chairman of the Pinal County Republican Committee.Republicans on Tuesday easily won all three legislative seats in District 23 —

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Tags: Pinal County, Joe Robision, Rebecca Rios, LD 23

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District 23: Rios: 2 years to regroup, retry at State Senate, run for U.S. House possible

Sat, Nov 6, 2010

Election 2010

Maricopa MonitorBy Brett FeraRebecca Rios isn’t taking Tuesday’s defeat personally.If anything, it’s motivating.For the first time in 29 years, a Rios won’t be serving in the state Senate after the democratic senate minority leader’s defeat Tuesday to republican Steve Smith of Maricopa. Her father, Pete, was first elected to the

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Tags: Rebecca Rios, LD 23, Pinal County

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Goddard, other candidates speak to area Democrats

Wed, Oct 6, 2010

Election 2010

TriValley DispatchBy Alan LevineStaff WriterArizona Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Terry Goddard paid a visit to Casa Grande on Sept. 29 and, along with more than a dozen other Democratic candidates, spoke to members and friends of the Democrats of Casa Grande Club, which hosted the event.The gathering was held

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Tags: Arizona, Governor, Terry Goddard, Rebecca Rios, Barbara McGuire, Bob Jackson, Kristi Youtsey Ruiz

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Dems blast GOP for cost of fixing anti-union measure

Wed, Aug 11, 2010

AZ Legislature

East Valley TribuneHoward Fischer, Capitol Media Services Unable to stop a Republican-backed anti-union bill, Senate Democrats are hoping at least to embarrass them about the cost of the effort.A measure introduced Tuesday by Sen. Rebecca Rios, D-Apache Junction, would require lawmakers to forego the allowance they are normally entitled to any

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Tags: Arizona, Special Session, Anti-union initiative, Rebecca Rios

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Arizona LD 23 Senate Race

Thu, Aug 5, 2010

Election 2010

Tri Valley CentralBy Kathleen StinsonArizona’s Legislative District 23 covers most of Pinal County. For the district’s Senate seat, the candidates are incumbent Democrat Rebecca Rios of Apache Junction and Republicans Steve Smith of Maricopa and Matt Byers of the Florence area.Smith and Byers are squaring off in the Aug. 24

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Tags: LD 23 Senate Race, Rebecca Rios

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Arizona legislature considers bills before session's end

Fri, Apr 30, 2010

AZ Legislature

Arizona RepublicBy Mary Jo PitzlWorking to end the legislative session today, Arizona lawmakers were on track to restore a children's health-care program, establish standards for moving past Grade 3 and ban embryonic stem-cell research.Tensions over the impending closures of various state parks flared Wednesday as legislators rejected two bills that

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Tags: Rebecca Rios, Arixona State Parks, KidsCare

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Legislature gives authority to sue feds over health care

Sun, Apr 4, 2010

AZ Legislature

Az Capitol TimesBy Luige del PuertoThe Legislature approved on March 31 a measure that gives Gov. Jan Brewer the authority to sue the federal government over the recently enacted health care law.The Republican-led House and Senate also passed a “postcard” asking Congress to repeal the health care law.

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Tags: Rebecca Rios, Republicans, Democrats, Jan Brewer, Democrats

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Legislature dismisses alternative budget plan

Fri, Feb 19, 2010

AZ Legislature

Arizona RepublicBy Mary Jo PitzlThe Legislature's budget committee took a look Thursday at an alternative proposal that pays down state debt quickly, prevents further program cuts and raises taxes - then quickly dismissed it.The lawmakers spent more time debating the authorship of the "mystery budget" than discussing its merits.

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Tags: 2010 Budget, Rebecca Rios

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Senate votes to put sales tax on ballot

Wed, Feb 3, 2010

AZ Legislature

East Valley TribuneHoward Fischer, Capitol Media ServicesWith bipartisan support, the state Senate voted Tuesday to ask voters for a three-year hike in the state sales tax. The 16-12 vote came over the objections of several lawmakers who said that even asking voters for more money is a bad idea.Sen. Amanda

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Tags: Sen. Ken Cheuvront, Rebecca Rios, Amanda Aguirre

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Pressure mounts to end speed cameras

Sun, Jan 24, 2010

AZ Legislature

Arizona Republicby JJ Hensley and Alia Rau Photo-enforcement cameras may not last through the summer on Arizona's highways, given recent activity at the state Capitol to shut down the program.Pressure is growing among state politicians to scrap the network of freeway boxes that snap photos of speeding motorists, and a

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Tags: Rebecca Rios, Jan Brewer, Photo-enforcement

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