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Government agendas for week of Nov. 17 – 24, 2017

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns 11.21 Buckeye City Council Hearing 11.21 Apache Junction City Council Hearing 11.20 Casa Grande City Council Hearing 11.20 Cave Creek Town Hearing 11.20 Eloy Council Hearing 11.20 Florence Town Hearing 11.21 Fountain Hills Hearing 11.20 Goodyear City Council 11.21 City of Maricopa Council Hearing 11.20 City of Mesa Council Hearing 11.21 Town […]

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McFarland kicks off re-election campaign for Casa Grande mayor

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By Heather Smathers | Pinal Central Casa Grande’s mayor is seeking re-election. At a campaign kickoff event Thursday, Mayor Craig McFarland announced his intentions to seek another term. Among the achievements he said he’s most proud of, he touted the economic activity in Casa Grande, saying that Casa Grande is “open for business!” McFarland told […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Tax Reductions and Penalties in the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer 10. 10% off personal income for those who have visited the Grand Canyon 17 times 9. Citizens who have toured Moscow would be penalized 1% of personal income. 8. Home mortgage deduction would be doubled for millenials living with parents. 7. Parents of millenials may deduct 25% of personal […]

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Pinal city managers discuss growth, new roads

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By Jake Kincaid | Casa Grande Dispatch For the November Pinal Partnership breakfast, city and town managers of Pinal County gathered to discuss the future of their communities at the Windmill Winery. A common refrain in the discussion Thursday was how to hold onto the small town character that people love in Pinal County while […]

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School choice group’s ad campaign not to sway voters, spokesman says

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A nonprofit funded at least in part by the Koch brothers is financing a six-figure TV campaign that a spokesman said is designed to “educate” Arizonans about school choice. But Brian Faughnan said it isn’t designed to sway votes on a measure on next […]

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Arizona lawmakers split along party lines as House approves tax cut

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Adrienne St. Clair | Cronkite News Arizona lawmakers fell in line with their respective parties Thursday as the House voted 227-205 for a $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan, making good on Speaker Paul Ryan’s promise to get a bill passed before the Thanksgiving recess. Thirteen Republicans joined all 192 voting Democrats to oppose the Tax […]

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Getting driver’s license puts Arizonans into ‘perpetual criminal lineup’

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times If you have a driver’s license in Arizona, your face now lives in a government database that uses facial recognition technology to see if you’re really who you say you are, or if you’re stealing someone else’s identity. But that’s not the only use of the system – […]

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Ducey: ‘There is truth there’ when women allege sexual harassment

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday his experience is that women who complain about being sexually harassed are generally telling the truth. But the governor declined to call for Rep. Don Shooter to resign, saying the investigation of charges against the Yuma Republican should be […]

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Dems, union and advocacy group challenge ‘dark money’ law in court

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media via Arizona Capitol Times A voter advocacy group, a union and Democrat lawmakers are asking a judge to void a new Arizona law expanding the ability of some groups to make anonymous “dark money” contributions to political campaigns. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court alleges the […]

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Rose Law Group Notable Photoable: Saving Arizona

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Government and Politics, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Water  /  No Comments

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