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Ducey gun bill advances on narrow committee vote

Posted by   /  April 20, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Foes say it doesn’t go far enough By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Senate panel voted 4-3 on April 19 to allow judges to force some people to surrender their weapons – but only after a multi-step process that supporters say will protect due process rights. But SB1519 has […]

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Crossing a different border: California’s cost of living pushes people to move to Arizona [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  April 20, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Micah Alise Bledsoe | Cronkite News ORANGE COUNTY, California – A company that manufactures workbenches and lab furniture is relocating to Goodyear to save money, while creating 30 new jobs in Arizona. Matt McConnell, director of sales and marketing for IAC Industries, said the move will increase the stability and longevity of his business. […]

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Teachers vote to walk out of  ‘starving’ schools

Posted by   /  April 20, 2018  /  Education, Featured News  /  No Comments

Governor says kids lose out By Chris McCrory | Cronkite News Arizona educators overwhelmingly voted to walk out to demand higher pay, Red for Ed leaders announced Thursday night.   Speaking in front of the Phoenix headquarters of the Arizona Education Association, organizers from Arizona Educators United, one of the grassroots groups backing teachers, said […]

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A new charter school is coming to Scottsdale: Basis Scottsdale Primary – West Campus

Posted by   /  April 19, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Basis charter school to take over Great Hearts school in Scottsdale, Phoenix Business Journal reports. It will take over a building occupied by Great Hearts Academies Phil Handler, vice president of communications Basis Educational Ventures, said the move saves having to invest in a new campus. The Journal says plans call for subleasing the property from Great […]

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Water agency says it has ‘acceptable’ relationship with Johnson Utilities

Posted by   /  April 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral Tensions rose on Wednesday as the Arizona Corporation Commission’s hearing on Johnson Utilities ground on for its third day. Testimony from Trevor Baggiore, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s water quality division director, stretched past noon in its second day, and he continued to evade attempts by ACC staff and the […]

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News from Neighboring States for April 19, 2018: A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig.

Posted by   /  April 19, 2018  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

Elon Musk’s Los Angeles transport tunnel proposal takes step forward Homebuilders paid for Pruitt’s Colorado hotel stay High price of real estate poses real obstacles for Utah churches seeking to relocate MGM Resorts will use solar array to power Las Vegas casinos New Mexico: Debate flares over BLM methane regulation  

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Eyes of GOP leadership on Arizona’s special election for vacated House seat

Posted by   /  April 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

National attention continues on Lesko-Tipirneni contest in CD8 By Bridget Bowman | Roll Call Rep. Trent Franks resigned in December amid allegations that he sexually harassed female staffers. Next week, no matter which party wins the race to replace the Arizona Republican, a woman will be elected to succeed him. The April 24 special election […]

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State PTA backs off support of governor’s teacher pay raise plan

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Calling the governor’s plan not sustainable, the Arizona PTA has withdrawn its backing for Gov. Doug Ducey’s teacher pay hike plan. Beth Simek, the organization’s president, told Capitol Media Services this afternoon that said her own research showed her that there is no way […]

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What to do if McCain leaves office early?

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Ronald J. Hansen and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic State lawmakers are considering a bill that would take U.S. Sen. John McCain’s seat off the November ballot if the six-term Arizona Republican, who is battling a deadly form of brain cancer, leaves office early. The legislation at the Republican-controlled state Capitol comes as the […]

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Supreme Court not sold on ending online sales tax ban

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Daniel C. Vock | Governing South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley came to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, backed by the attorneys general in 42 other states [including Arizona], on a mission to overturn a 26-year-old decision that prevents states from collecting taxes on online sales. But the court’s nine justices quickly made clear […]

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