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200,000 voter registrations is goal of coalition

Posted by   /  July 15, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com A coalition of groups in Arizona is attempting to register 200,000 people — mainly people of color, women and youths — ahead of the midterm elections in November. The One Arizona Coalition is made up of more than a dozen local groups and is heading this voter registration campaign. Edder Diaz Martinez with […]

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Arizona education initiative’s tax hike on rich could take away tax break for others

Posted by   /  July 14, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star An initiative proposing to pay for education improvements by hiking taxes on only the most wealthy also appears to remove a small income tax break available to those with fewer financial resources who are just trying to keep their incomes even with inflation. A 2015 […]

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Legislators who pushed APS’ agenda against renewables were rewarded with campaign contributions, new filings show

Posted by   /  July 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Utility PAC also spent big on federal and local races By Energy and Policy Institute The political action committee run by the parent company of Arizona’s largest monopoly utility, Arizona Public Service, rewarded Arizona legislators that backed its effort to stop a renewable energy ballot initiative with campaign contributions, according to campaign finance disclosures filed […]

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Government agendas for week of July 16 – 20, 2018

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns 7-19 Phoenix Council Special Meeting 7-20 Phoenix Council Formal Meeting 7-17 Apache Junction Council Meeting 7-16 Avondale Work Session 7-19 Cave Creek Planning Commission 7-16 Coolidge Council Meeting – Agenda not available 7-18 Eloy P&Z Commission  7-16 Florence Council Meeting 7-19 Florence P&Z Commission – Agenda not available 7-19 Fountain Hills Council Meeting […]

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Fountain Hills Candidate Q&A: 2020 General Plan amendment

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Fountain Hills Times In our continuing series on questions for town council candidates we are asking this week about the General Plan. The General Plan is due for an update that must, by law, go to voters for approval in 2020. The question is as follows: A new General Plan amendment is due to go […]

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Sole challenger disqualified as candidate for Coolidge mayor

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairall | Coolidge Examiner Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson is running unopposed in the 2018 election after challenger Scott Koch has been disqualified. In June, Koch was one of several candidates around Pinal County to have signatures on his petition challenged in court. The complaint challenged 36 signatures on the petition for election. City Clerk […]

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New Maricopa city manager discusses downtown improvements, apartments

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Bethany Blundell | Maricopa Monitor Rick Horst is just three weeks into his new job as Maricopa city manager, but he’s already excited to implement some of his plans. Part of his plan is to become integrated into the community and meet with various groups, so he spoke with Chamber of Commerce members […]

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3 Arizona finalists named for interim Paradise Valley town manager

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Melissa Fittro | Paradise Valley Independent Paradise Valley’s elected officials will be considering three individuals to fill the position of interim town manager while a national search ensues. A July 11 Paradise Valley Town Council executive session and special meeting culminated in three municipal professionals — Ken Buchanan, Cynthia Seelhammer and Brian Dalke — […]

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Tempe Mayor Mitchell appointed as leader among U.S. Mayors

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Wrangler News Staff Mayor Mark Mitchell has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and has convened his first meeting as Chair of the USCM Mayors and Metro Universities Task Force. Both activities took place at the USCM’s 86th Annual Meeting in June. Mayor Mitchell was appointed to the […]

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Manfredi has eyes set on continuing success, making Maricopa safer

Posted by   /  July 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Bethany Blundell | Maricopa Monitor Vincent Manfredi considers his first four years on the Maricopa City Council to be a success, and because of that, he has decided to run again. “I have so much work to do,” he told PinalCentral. Some of that work, for him, includes fixing issues on State Route […]

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