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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

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

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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City Court: Elections protect from ‘good old boy’ system of appointment

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

By Mark Flatten | National Investigative Reporter/Goldwater Institute othing seems unusual about the proceedings in Yuma Municipal Court. On one typical day, a procession of defendants appeared in front of the two full-time city judges. One man had been ticketed for failing to register his car on time. Another faced criminal charges for failing to […]

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Q&A: Councilman David Sherf talks Paradise Valley limited government

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

The Town of Paradise Valley Independent reached out to Paradise Valley Councilman David Sherf to ask him how he defined limited government. This is what he had to say: What does “limited government” mean to you? Limited government, to me, is focused on a fiscal responsibility to our residents to not have a large staff […]

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City council studies recommended Scottsdale 2.0 findings

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By Melissa Fittro |Scottsdale Independent The end of a four-year tourism strategic plan is near, and ultimately, some residential and commercial growth will be needed to carry Scottsdale’s flagship downtown and Old Town areas into the future, experts say. Anchored by a multitude of local establishments, store fronts and art galleries, Scottsdale’s downtown area expands […]

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Arizona AG wants Supreme Court to protect prayer at public meetings

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

KTAR.com Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined leaders from 22 other states to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the practice of lawmaker-led prayer at public meetings. The lawmakers filed a brief on Wednesday that asked the court to “hear arguments and confirm the constitutionality of the practice.” They argued that the decision would […]

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