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Arizona progressives seek to censure Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

Posted by   /  September 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is facing a censure vote from the Arizona Democratic Party, brought by progressives who deem her politics too accommodating to President Donald Trump at the expense of Democratic values.  Sinema, D-Ariz., built a moderate political brand during her three terms in the House of Representatives, […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado becomes first state to ban barcodes for counting votes over security concerns

Posted by   /  September 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Kevin Collier | CNN Government and industry leaders have reached a general consensus that the US needs to use paper ballots so that elections can be properly audited./Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Christiaan Colen / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) and Douglas W. Jones / Wikimedia Commons (CC0). Citing security concerns, Colorado has become the first state […]

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[GUEST COLUMN] Paradise Valley reinvigorates its mountain preservation trust

Posted by   /  September 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Julie Pace By Julie Pace | Paradise Valley Independent Over 240 acres worth over $100 million dollars. Civic leaders of Paradise Valley have made important progress to preserve mountain views and open space that are integral to the residential and resort community. Since 1997, Paradise Valley had Mummy Mountain Trust, which focused on preserving land […]

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[OPINION] Look who’s taking Kelli Ward to the woodshed

Posted by   /  September 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Laurie Roberts, | Arizona Republic  Opinion: Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward’s mini-Trump routine may delight the hard right, but as her hometown newspaper has correctly figured out, it’s a turnoff to, well, everybody else. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) State GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward was taken to woodshed over […]

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Measure planned to bar ‘self-dealing’ at the Arizona Capitol, curb restrictions on initiative measures

Posted by   /  September 16, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Voters next year may get a chance to bar lawmakers from voting on legislation that benefits them financially, roll back restrictions on citizen initiatives and repeal a ban on door-to-door ballot collections through a wide-raging ballot measure crafted by a group of Democratic operatives. The Democracy and Accountability Act […]

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Government agendas for week of Sept 16 – 30, 2019

Posted by   /  September 13, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns: 9-17 Apache Junction council meeting 9-17 Carefree council meeting 9-16 Casa Grande council meeting 9-16 Cave Creek council meeting 9-17 Flagstaff council meeting 9-16 Florence council meeting 9-19 Gilbert council meeting 9-17 Marana council meeting 9-17 Maricopa council meeting 9-19 Mesa study session – Agenda not available 9-18 Oro Valley council meeting […]

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City of Phoenix partners with Cisco and Microsoft for iCount 2020

Posted by   /  September 13, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

On Thursday, City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announced the city’s public-private partnership with Cisco and Microsoft in support of the iCount 2020 campaign, which promotes awareness in achieving a successful census count in 2020 through Census Outreach vehicles with state-of-the-art technology. / Photo by Alyssa Tufts / AZ Big Media AZBigMedia City of Phoenix […]

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Republican legislator says Secretary of State slow in informing candidates of new requirement

Posted by   /  September 13, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert/ Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy / Arizona Mirror By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror A top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives blasted the state’s Democratic elections chief for failing to inform candidates of a new requirement that could invalidate the signatures they collect to qualify for the ballot, though they […]

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What did you do yesterday? Larry Rains, Casa Grande City Manager

Posted by   /  September 13, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Larry Rains By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Repoter Larry Rains has early mornings and busy days with lots of meetings and community events as Casa Grande City Manager. Rains has been Casa Grande’s City Manager since 2016. He previously was deputy city manager for the Pinal County city. We caught up with Rains who […]

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[OPINION] Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich in AZCentral: Here’s the question no one is asking about APS’s secret spending

Posted by   /  September 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Don Brandt, CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., appears before the Arizona Corporation Commission in Phoenix on Sept. 4, 2019. /Pool Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic Opinion: Why did APS funnel money to support the son of a regulator when he ran for secretary of state? The Corporation Commission […]

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