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Supervisor Mike Goodman voted chairman of Pinal County Board of Supervisors

Posted by   /  January 10, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

San Tan Times Board of Supervisors today voted to appoint a new chairman and Vice Chair. With a vote of 4 to 1, with the lone nay coming from Supervisor Todd House, Supervisor Mike Goodman (District 2) was appointed the chairman of Pinal County Board of Supervisors effective January 10, 2019, to December 31, 2019. […]

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Renovation of Talking Stick Resort Arena ‘is fiscally responsible,’ public hearing is told

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  Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the Phoenix Suns Community support for project continues  By Rose Law Group staff Under the deal proposed to renovate Talking Stick Resort Arena, the city and the Suns would split the cost 50-50, a city official told the fourth community meeting on the project Wednesday night at South Mountain Community Center. […]

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After a long ‘runway,’ Hartke eager to fly

Posted by   /  January 10, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jason Stone | East Valley Tribune  Kevin Hartke is just days away from taking over as Chandler’s mayor, but you’ll have to forgive him if he’s a little impatient to get started. Once the last of his three possible opponents had dropped out way back in May, he knew the job was his. […]

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Paradise Valley leadership establishes 2019 goals to be pursued

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By Melissa Rosequist | Paradise Valley Independent Paradise Valley Town Council is preparing for a busy 2019 as myriad important, timely and community-focused decisions are expected to be debated and ultimately decided in the new year. Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner ran unopposed for the mayor’s seat; while councilman Paul Dembow ran a successful re-election campaign for his […]

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Few voters use federal-only ballots

Posted by   /  January 9, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Only a small number of people in Arizona cast federal-only ballots in the 2018 election, an option that’s available for people who don’t provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. According to the Secretary of State’s Office, 1,712 people voted using ballots that only had federal […]

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Maricopa councilman avoids censure following ethics complaint

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By Helen Smathers | PinalCentral A Maricopa City Council member avoided censure by the city after a complaint that he’d violated the city’s ethics policy was withdrawn. Councilman Vincent Manfredi was accused of violating the city’s ethics policy by fellow council member Julia Gusse. Gusse said she “thought it was improper” for Manfredi to refer […]

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Elected officials cannot silence critics on social media, appeals court rules

Posted by   /  January 9, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Ann E. Marimow | The Washington Post An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a novel case with implications for how government officials nationwide interact with constituents on social media. The unanimous ruling from the U.S. Court […]

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Kyl was paid $75k a year for lectures, advisory work & co-teaching a single seminar

Posted by   /  January 8, 2019  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jim Small  | Arizona Mirror Arizona State University has explained, at least partially, what former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has done for the school since 2013 to earn a hefty paycheck. Mostly, he has been a guest lecturer and advisor, and he has helped attract other high-profile speakers for ASU. “Since beginning his […]

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Jon Kyl say he’s not interested in Pentagon post

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  Trump struggles to replace Mattis By Eliana Johnson and Daniel Lippman | POLITICO President Donald Trump is having a tough time hiring a Pentagon chief after the abrupt departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis late last month. Jon Kyl, the retired Arizona Republican senator, became the second person to wave off Trump’s overtures last […]

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Sonoran governor: Build bridges, not walls

Posted by   /  January 8, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror With the backdrop of a presidential trip to the southern border and a government partially shut-down over disagreement on funding for a border wall, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich of Sonora, Mexico, told the Arizona Mirror she rejects plans to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border. […]

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