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New Court Challenge To Legislative Districts Sierra Vista Herald

Sat, Jul 4, 2015

Redistricting

WASHINGTON — Just one day after it said the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission was legal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a challenge to the commission’s Statehouse district plans.The court agreed to hear a case brought by more than a dozen Arizona voters who accused the commission

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Redistricting, Citizens Redistricting Commission

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Supreme Court strikes a blow for Arizona citizens

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Redistricting

By Laurie Roberts The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to gift the Arizona Republican Party with several new seats in Congress.The high court upheld the right of a citizen commission to draw congressional maps, rejecting Republican legislative leaders' opinion that only they (meaning the Legislature) can draw the lines.

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Redistricting, Citizens Redistricting Commission

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State GOP may move to close primaries to independents Read more: http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/201

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Government Reform

The Arizona Republican Party may be on the verge of a legal battle over an attempt to close its primary elections to independents. Some election attorneys say an old federal court ruling allowing Libertarians to opt out of the state’s open primary may provide a blueprint for success.  At an annual

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Tags: Arizona, Republican Party

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Arizona Legislator Wants To Outlaw Federal Gun Laws Azcentralcom

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

AZ Legislature

It appears the Arizona Legislature may be preparing to go to war with the federal government. Again, that is.The Senate Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility Committee will hear a bill at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to outlaw enforcement of federal gun laws in Arizona. Specifically, it would declare "invalid and void" any gun

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Republican Caucus

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GOP pushing bill to give sheriffs power over feds

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX –– Declaring state law to be above all others, a Senate panel voted Tuesday to both block federal gun laws they believe violate the Second Amendment and punish the city of Tucson for enacting its own restrictions. They also agreed to bar state and local governments from helping any

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Republican Caucus

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Republican Legislators want to "wheel and deal"in private

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX (AP) — Majority Republicans in the Arizona House are discussing whether to close some of their caucuses to lobbyists, reporters and other members of the public so lawmakers can discuss legislation and budget proposals in private.House Republican leaders were rounding up votes for a rule change to allow caucuses

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Republican Caucus

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Voyles pushing child support division to state

Mon, Mar 18, 2013

Pinal County

Pinal County attorney Lando Voyles made sweeping changes to his department shortly after taking office in late December, and it appears more changes are on the way.Voyles, a Republican, was sworn in as county attorney Dec. 29, and just days later, he fired nearly a dozen attorneys – amounting to

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pinal County Attorney, Lando Voyles, Republican, Child Support

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Pinal County supervisor hopeful John Enright quits

Thu, Jul 26, 2012

A Pinal County supervisor candidate has withdrawn from the race in the wake of voter-fraud allegations involving a former companion who, records show, has continued to vote by absentee ballot in the five years since her death.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, , Pinal County Supervisor, Supervisor District 5, Republican, John Enright

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-Pinal County supervisors, sheriff tangle over spending

Sun, Jan 22, 2012

Pinal County

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is on track to exceed his budget by more than $3.2 million by the end of the fiscal year if current spending levels continue, county officials say.The overage, which equals about seven percent of the sheriff's total budget, is the combined result of overtime pay

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Tags: Pinal County, Sheriff, Republican, Paul Babeu, Board of Supervisors

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The issue: Drug cartel cells in Pinal County

Fri, Jan 20, 2012

Pinal County

Sheriff Paul Babeu said Pinal County is home to 75 to 100 drug cartel cells and listening/observation posts that are used to illegally bring people and drugs into the U.S.

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Tags: Arizona, Sheriff, Paul Babeu, Republican, CD 4

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