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Board of Supervisors: Discussion of marijuana cultivation rules gets hazy

Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Pinal County

FLORENCE — After more than an hour of discussion regarding the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana on Wednesday, Pinal County officials and lawyers seemed more confused than when the conversation began.At issue are an applicant – Sean Dugan, who owns Sidewinder Dairy outside Casa Grande – and his request to

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Board of Supervisors: Board weighs need for impact fee increases

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Pinal 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

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Board of Supervisors: Supervisors OK trio of pay raises

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Pinal 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. 

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BOS approves increased salaries for Attorney's Office

Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Pinal 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,

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Pinal BOS: Stanley urges caution as funds dwindle

Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Pinal 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.

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Chase in charge: Dist. 2 supervisor selected as chair

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Pinal County

FLORENCE — When the Pinal County Board of Supervisors convenes its next meeting, supervisor Cheryl Chase will be holding the gavel. What was expected to be a routine announcement of the chairman position going from Anthony Smith (R-Maricopa) to vice chairman Todd House (R-Apache Junction) was anything but.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Board of Supervisors, Cheryl Chase, Pete Rios

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Supervisors trim nearly $2M from jail budget

Thu, Jan 8, 2015

Pinal County

FLORENCE –– In a decision that could be called a necessary evil, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted last month to slash an additional $1.9 million from sheriff Paul Babeu’s detention operations budget at the county jail. The move could mean more than 100 jail employees will lose their

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Time for Sheriff Babeu to stop the blame game

Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Pinal County

Pete Rios:  I had to smile at Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's feeble attempt at damage control and his continued attempts to always blame someone else for his shortcomings

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pete Rios, Sheriff Paul Babeu, Pinal County Board of Supervisors

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Miller: Trio of Republicans colluded on assistants’ raises

Fri, May 23, 2014

Pinal County

Supervisor Steve Miller smelled something fishy when the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved large pay increases for three of its assistants in February.

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Sheriff defends RICO decisions

Sun, May 18, 2014

Pinal County

FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors would like Sheriff Paul Babeu to spend his racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations funds differently, but has no authority to make him do so.At a work session Wednesday, board Chairman Anthony Smith and other supervisors told Babeu it might be a better

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pinal County Sheriff, Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Paul Babeu, Anthony Smith, RICO Funds

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