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Free speech for $75

Posted by   /  July 7, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Your opinion can be included in Arizona election pamphlet for a fee By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Got an opinion on whether to hike income taxes on the most wealthy? Mandates for renewable energy? Or even voucher expansion? Want to tell — and try to influence — more […]

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Settlement removes hurdles to voter registration

Posted by   /  June 4, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state’s top election official has agreed to remove a series of hurdles now in the path of those who want to register to vote. In a consent degree published Monday, Secretary of State Michele Reagan has agreed to: – Not demand proof of […]

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Who will be granted the privilege of leading Scottsdale into the future?

Posted by   /  May 9, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent The political posture of the city of Scottsdale is beginning to take form as local candidates ramp up their politicking in anticipation of a possible August primary election — but a November general election seems more likely. Seven people pulled packets, but one candidate — Becca Linnig — opted to pull […]

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A look at the housing market one year after Trump election

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

High-end housing

CNBC via Builder By After the election, home builders, on the whole, were happy with Donald Trump entering the White House, anticipating big deregulation in their sector. But, as CNBC staffer Diana Olick reports, that has yet to happen, “and now builders are fighting the Trump administration over its proposed tax plan, which cuts popular deductions for […]

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Secretary of State: Arizona’s election hacking was ‘much ado about nothing’

Posted by   /  October 6, 2017  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR.COM Officials with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office said reports that hackers believed to be directed by the Russian government breached Arizona’s state election database last year were “much ado about little or nothing.” Before the 2016 presidential election, the FBI said it uncovered information that hackers breached Arizona’s state election database in an […]

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Committee to work for city vote in San Tan Valley

Posted by   /  September 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mark Cowling | San Tan Valley A new political action committee, San Tan Valley Right to Vote, has formed with the goal of letting residents vote on whether to form a city. The group hasn’t decided on an election date, Chairwoman Julie Phillips said. “Not yet. There are still many considerations,” she told PinalCentral […]

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Goodyear changes vote-tallying system to cut election costs

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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By Laura Gómez | The Republic Brannon Hampton would’ve won his Goodyear City Council seat in March if not for an ambiguous system for tallying votes that forced him into a runoff race with the next highest vote-getter. He won the race in May, but it meant two more months of campaign spending for him. And it meant the city had […]

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Who is eyeing 3 seats on Scottsdale City Council in 2018?

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Joshua Bowling | The Republic Residents who want to jump into Scottsdale politics can vie for three open City Council seats in 2018. The council, on Sept. 12, is expected to call the election. Potential candidates can pick up paperwork from the City Clerk beginning Oct. 2. Council members Linda Milhaven, David Smith and Kathy Littlefield are nearing the final year of […]

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Maricopa County supervisors concerned about Fontes’ 2018 election plan

Posted by   /  August 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic Recorder Adrian Fontes’ crusade to overhaul the Maricopa County election system is causing concern not only among voters and activists, but among another set of skeptics: the politicians who control his purse strings. Members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors say Fontes has caused confusion among constituents […]

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Colorado passes the bong: How the stoner economy can change California

Posted by   /  December 13, 2016  /  Economy, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Ali Wolf | Meyers Research, LLC Now that the dust has settled from last month’s election, we can take a step back and review another outcome: the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts. This change follows the trailblazers, Colorado and Washington, who were the first to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, […]

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