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Arizona primary elections might be held earlier in August

Posted by   /  March 21, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Senate Bill 1154 would change the date of the primary elections from the 10th Tuesday before a general election to the first Tuesday in August.  By Kelsey Mo | Cronkite News A bill that would move up the date of the Arizona primary election passed through the House Elections Committee on a party line vote […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] ‘It’s finally over’: Latter-day Saint missionaries deported from Russia are returning to the United States

Posted by   /  March 20, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Thomas Burr | The Salt Lake Tribune David Gaag poses in this undated photo. Gaag and his companion, Kole Brodowski, were working as volunteers for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia. Authorities there detained the men on March 1, 2019. They were released March 20./Photo courtesy Lisa Krulish Two missionaries […]

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Get to know the new Litchfield Park council members

Posted by   /  March 20, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

YourValley.net By Philip Haldiman | YourValley.net In January, President and CEO of Stotz Equipment Tom Rosztoczy and retired school teacher Lisa Brainard-Watson were  sworn in as new members of the Litchfield Park City Council. They will serve 4-year terms. Over the coming years they will make decisions on land use cases, including the request by […]

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Arizona lifeblood, thy name is federal government

Posted by   /  March 20, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By John S Kiernan | WalletHub One big point of difference among state economies is the tax burden of the average citizen. This number varies greatly. But what are the reasons behind why some states tax their residents more or less? If a state can afford not to tax its residents at high rates, there […]

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Former Tempe councilman seeks mayoral post

Posted by   /  March 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Republic  Former Tempe Councilman Corey Woods announced this week that he intends to challenge Mayor Mark Mitchell for the city’s top spot in next year’s election. Woods served two terms on the City Council from 2008 to 2016 before opting not to run again due to self-imposed term limits. Four […]

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West Valley mayors talk ‘regionalism’ at Chamber breakfast

Posted by   /  March 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Surprise mayor Skip Hall (right) addresses the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce as El Mirage mayor Alexis Hermosillo listens. The annual “Meet the Mayors Breakfast” took place March 1 at West-MEC in Surprise. / YourValley.net By Jason Stone | YourValley.net With another wave of massive growth coming the West Valley’s way, the mayors of Surprise, […]

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House passes bill to put more restrictions on voter registration

Posted by   /  March 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state House voted Monday to create some new crimes for certain voter-registration activities in a move several lawmakers suggested will suppress voting, particularly by the young and minorities. HB 2616 would make it a misdemeanor to pay someone based on the number of […]

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Senate passes bill that protects political signs

Posted by   /  March 19, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona lawmakers voted to close a loophole in state law that protects campaign signs for candidates, but not signs for ballot measures or other issues-based campaigns. A bill sponsored by Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, makes altering, damaging or removing a political sign during campaign season a Class […]

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Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat, lays groundwork for 2020 Senate run

Posted by   /  March 15, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic The last time Ruben Gallego made national headlines for launching a Democratic campaign, he did it with five words on Twitter. Back in 2014, the then-state representative had assembled no large-scale campaign team, had no detailed polling on his electoral chances and had no sophisticated roll-out. “I […]

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Politics, tempers derail bipartisanship in House

Posted by   /  March 15, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times It didn’t go well when Republican and Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives met on February 27. There was a joke, an angry outburst, and they have not met since, ending a tradition observed under the previous House speaker. House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma, said House […]

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