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‘Saturday Night Live’ dishes out satire on voter fraud, Jeff Bezos

Posted by   /  November 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

“Saturday Night Live” took aim at a series of headlines from last week during its opening sketch, including unfounded claims from some Republicans that voter fraud aided Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. ‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Trump-Amazon feud “Saturday Night Live” in its latest episode mocked the feud between President Trump and Amazon, with […]

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High voter turnout makes direct democracy more difficult

Posted by   /  November 17, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times That record number of Arizonans who turned out to vote this year has a dark side for direct democracy: It’s going to be harder for voters to propose their own laws or get rid of ones they don’t like. And that poses a threat […]

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Why losing out on Amazon HQ2 isn’t so bad for cities

Posted by   /  November 16, 2018  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  A new study points to evidence that luring a large corporation isn’t the best way to spur job growth By J. Brian Charlesl | Governing After a yearlong and very public deliberation over the location of its second headquarters, Amazon this week disappointed some policymakers when it announced that it would split HQ2 into […]

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Council members reflect on Surprise mayor’s resignation; panel to select replacement

Posted by   /  November 16, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Matt Roy | YourValley.net Following Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott’s announced departure from city government, city council members commented on her legacy and departure. Ms. Wolcott confirmed weeks of rumors and speculation with announcement of her official resignation, which the mayor read from a prepared statement in the closing minutes of the regularly scheduled City […]

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Doug Ducey ousts Parks Director Sue Black

Posted by   /  November 16, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Carmen Forman | Arizona Capitol Times Embattled Arizona Parks and Recreation Director Sue Black is out effective immediately.Black, who was placed on administrative leave after allegations emerged that her department ignored state protections for an archaeological site at Lake Havasu Park, was terminated Friday afternoon.The parks director kept her job through numerous inquiries or […]

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Government agendas for week of Nov. 19 – Nov. 23, 2018

Posted by   /  November 16, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns  11/20 Apache Junction City Council Meeting 11/19 Casa Grande City Council Meeting 11/20 Paradise Valley Planning Commission Hearing – Agenda not available 11/20 Fountain Hills Town Council Counties: 11/20 Gila County BOS Meeting 11/20 Yavapai County BOS Meeting

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[OPINION] The time to secure Arizona’s water future is now

Posted by   /  November 15, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only Governor Doug Ducey | Arizona Capitol Times I am so grateful to the people of Arizona for allowing me the opportunity to continue serving as governor of our great state. I am humbled by your confidence and ready to continue working for you. And there’s […]

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Colorado, other states kill road-funding measures

Posted by   /  November 15, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

  Supporters of additional funding for transportation have plenty of reasons to smile after last week’s elections, but that doesn’t mean they can stop worrying. By Daniel C. Vock | Governing Last week’s elections had enough good news to keep up the spirits of transportation advocates — an effort to roll back a California gas […]

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Sinema: I would have considered ‘new leadership’ if Schumer had a challenger

Posted by   /  November 14, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Marianne Levine and Burgess Everett | POLITICO Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said Wednesday that she would have considered voting for someone other than Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to lead the Democrats in the Senate if he drew a challenger. “Had there been a challenger for minority leader, I would have considered new leadership […]

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Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Arizona state Rep.-elect Raquel Terán’s citizenship

Posted by   /  November 14, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Dustin Gardiner | Arizona Republic A lawsuit that falsely alleged Arizona state Rep.-elect Raquel Terán isn’t a U.S. citizen was swiftly dismissed in Maricopa County Superior Court on Wednesday. Terán, a Democrat from west Phoenix, was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in last week’s midterm elections. A lawsuit, filed by an anti-immigrant […]

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