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Education funding initiative thrown off Arizona ballot for ‘opaque’ summary language, judge rules; RLG attorney Tom Galvin comments

Posted by   /  July 31, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Education  /  No Comments

 #RedForEd rally at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Invest In Ed is throwing a rally for the kickoff of collecting signatures for its ballot initiative. Over 1800 signs were put up at the rally representing the over 1800 classrooms in Arizona without a certified teacher.David Wallace/The Republic By Maria […]

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At-risk election workers preparing to continue employment amid pandemic

Posted by   /  July 31, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Coronavirus, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Arizona’s Secretary of State Office confirmed most of the state’s poll workers are in their 60s and 70s./USA TODAY By Ali Vetnar | KTAR Election officials across the country are facing staffing crises long in the making that have been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. In-person ballot casting is now on the vulnerable shoulders of […]

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Politicians weigh in on ballot measures

Posted by   /  July 31, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol News If you get your advice from Gov. Doug Ducey you’re going to want to vote against at least three of the four measures expected to be on the November ballot. Will Humble The governor has submitted statements in opposition to proposals to legalize recreational […]

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Sinema, McSally: November election should not be delayed as Trump suggests

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By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic Photo from 1234rtf Arizona’s U.S. senators said the nation’s Nov. 3 election should proceed without delay, emphatically disagreeing with President Donald Trump’s suggestion Thursday that voting should be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The idea drew bipartisan criticism from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, […]

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Latinos transformed Arizona. Do campaigns see them?

Posted by   /  July 30, 2020  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

Generations of demographic change in Maricopa County and a wave of newly eligible voters have made Arizona a presidential battleground state By Jose A. Del Real | The Washington Post Growing up, Dora Chavez Anaya sometimes felt like the only dark-skinned girl in all of Mesa. As the Mexican American daughter of a copper miner, […]

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Gilbert mayoral candidates share their thoughts on the town’s biggest challenge

Posted by   /  July 29, 2020  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

Gilbert Town Hall By Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic Three mayoral candidates are vying for Gilbert’s top elected position, each with different visions of the town’s progress and future. Lynne King Smith, the founder of a ticketing software company and co-working space in Gilbert, has handily outraised her opponents. Both King Smith and Matt Nielsen, […]

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Judge hears testimony in challenge to education tax proposal

Posted by   /  July 29, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The question of whether Arizonans get to vote on hiking taxes on the most wealthy to fund education could depend on how petition circulators got paid. Challengers funded by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry contend that those gathering signatures to put the […]

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Gilbert mayoral candidates assess the town’s biggest challenge

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Gilbert Town Hall | Town of Gilbert via Arizona Republic By Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic Three mayoral candidates are vying for Gilbert’s top elected position, each with different visions of the town’s progress and future. Lynne King Smith, the founder of a ticketing software company and co-working space in Gilbert, has handily outraised her opponents. […]

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Queen Creek candidates explain why they are best for the job

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By Richard Dyer | Queen Creek Independent Years of experience in the private and public sectors, from teaching to owning a small business, serving on commissions and boards, and working in urban planning will help the community prepare for the future, candidates for Queen Creek Town Council said. Queen Creek residents Robin Benning, Jeremy Benson, […]

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AJ mayor hopefuls explain why they are best for the job

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by Richard Dyer | Apache Junction Independent Experiences varying from volunteering to working as an employee for a municipality and serving in elected office will help the community prepare for its future, candidates for Apache Junction City Council and mayor said. Five Apache Junction residents have qualified to run for mayor and five others for […]

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