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Prosecutors look to cut phone line for public meetings to expose ‘weasels’ who attend

Posted by   /  March 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council, a statutorily created body made up of county prosecutors and other law enforcement figures, doesn’t want reporters listening in on their public meetings. The group is required to abide by the Arizona open meetings laws, but for the past few meetings it […]

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Rose Law Group Top 10 Things Lawmakers Want to Legalize

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

A bill in the Arizona Legislature calls for legalization of all illicit drugs. So, we thought we’d reveal other legalizations they would like. 10. Democrats want left turn on red legal 9. Riding camels in the HOV lane 8. Smoking during meetings of the Arizona Corporation Commission 7. Doing the public’s business in public restrooms […]

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Government agendas for week of March 27-31, 2017

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns 3-30 City of Phoenix Zoning Adjustment Hearing 3-28 City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission 3-27 City of Coolidge Council Meeting 3-27 City of Coolidge Executive Council Meeting 3-29 Town of Gilbert Special Council Meeting 3-27 City of Goodyear Council Work Session 3-27 City of Goodyear Regular Council Meeting 3-30 City […]

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Records reveal the lucrative nature of local municipal consultation

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Independent Media Over the past three fiscal years both the city of Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley have spent millions on expert opinions. One member of Scottsdale City Council believes the city relies much too heavily on the opinions of outside consultants, whereas many in the Town of Paradise Valley […]

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Surprise capital projects list will require multiple solutions

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Richard Smith | Independent Newsmedia Given the uncertainty of public support for large-scale capital improvement projects in Surprise, the wish list presented during Tuesday’s City Council Work Session may seem — at least in its entirety — more like a dream list. The city does not have money set aside for the nearly $192 […]

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Arizona voter initiatives aim to legalize all drugs, yes, all drugs

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

KTAR One Arizona organization is seeking to legalize all criminal drugs around the state, according to two voter initiative applications filed with Secretary of State Michele Reagan. I-13-2018, filed by an organization called RAD Final, aims to re-legalize all drugs, “including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD and peyote.” “This initiative is 100 percent complete legalization of […]

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How President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could affect Arizona

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen and Dan Nowicki | The Republic Local officials in Arizona are worried that proposed spending cuts would devastate a variety of programs and projects President Donald Trump’s budget outline, with its proposed cuts to many agencies and programs, could pinch Arizona on everything from jailing undocumented immigrants to funding light-rail construction […]

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Ducey signs bill banning pay-per-signature for initiative petitions

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic Gov. Doug Ducey late Thursday signed into law a bill that will reshape how citizen-initiative campaigns are conducted in Arizona. The measure, House Bill 2404, was promoted as a way to fight fraud in petition-signature gathering by banning the paying of circulators for each signature they collect. Instead, […]

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Bill to provide $225 million in public funding for a new Arizona Coyotes arena is likely dead

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

The team says it can’t survive playing in Glendale By Craig Harris | The Republic Legislation that would give the Arizona Coyotes $225 million in public funding for a new arena is nearly dead, Senate President Steve Yarbrough told The Arizona Republic Thursday. “At this point, I have no expectation that that bill is going […]

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Trump budget cuts loan program sought by Lucid Motors

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central A federal loan program that could assist Lucid Motors in building its electric car assembly plant in Casa Grande is not included in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The California-based company is pursuing a loan from the U.S. Energy Department’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program to develop a $700 […]

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