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Who should have final say for replacing U.S. senators?

Posted by   /  January 24, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Bill would curb voters’ ability to choose whom the state sends to the U.S. Senate, reports Capitol Media Services. The proposal by Rep. Travis Grantham, R-Gilbert, would leave intact the general election process where voters get the last word. In fact, he can’t touch that because the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which took […]

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Maricopa County’s first mail-in only voting ‘overwhelming success’

Posted by   /  January 23, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM The all-mail balloting that Maricopa County used in its November elections was an “overwhelming success,” according to a recent report from recorder Adrian Fontes. The report, which analyzed the results from last year’s jurisdictional elections, found that changing all the ballots to mail-in did not affect turnout. “The elections department views that as […]

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Phoenix could move its elections to even years, matching federal races

Posted by   /  January 22, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Jessica Boehm | The Republic Phoenix is one of just a handful of Arizona cities that hold city council and mayoral elections on different dates than statewide elections. While the state runs elections in August and November of every even-numbered year, Phoenix holds its elections in odd-numbered years. Some, mostly conservative, council members have […]

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Rose Law Group Phototorial

Posted by   /  April 25, 2016  /  Government and Politics, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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Mark Brnovich announces Transition Team for Attorney General

Posted by   /  November 7, 2014  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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  Today, Arizona Attorney General-elect Mark Brnovich announced his Transition Team, which will assist in the orderly transfer of authority and make recommendations regarding personnel and operational matters, as necessary. The Transition Team is comprised of community leaders and some of Arizona’s premier experts in law enforcement, public policy and victim’s rights. The Transition Team […]

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Town to ask voters for spending power

Posted by   /  October 9, 2014  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By MARK COWLING, Editor The town must cut its budget next year by $12.8 million — or $10.7 million if annexations currently being contested become final. The town must limit its spending to a state-imposed formula for at least the next two fiscal year budgets, following the voters’ rejection of Home Rule in the August […]

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[Editorial] Rotellini for AG

Posted by   /  October 6, 2014  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Staff reports, Casa Grande Dispatch Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion. Democrat Felecia Rotellini is making another good run for Arizona attorney general. Republican Mark Brnovich emerged from a primary battle with incumbent Tom Horne, the man who defeated Rotellini four years ago. Both candidates have proven their abilities by […]

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[Editorial] Ducey for governor

Posted by   /  October 6, 2014  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Staff reports, Casa Grande Dispatch Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion Arizonans are fortunate to have two solid candidates for governor. Republican Doug Ducey has proven his abilities as state treasurer. Democrat Fred DuVal is a moderate who has strong experience at the state and federal level, having worked for […]

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Can Ducey get more bang for the education buck?

Posted by   /  October 3, 2014  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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Robert Robb, columnist | azcentral.com Doug Ducey, the Republican nominee for governor, says that he wants to reform Arizona’s system of education finance to produce better results at no higher cost. Is that possible? Theoretically, it should be. Practically, it would be a daunting task. Much is made of Arizona’s low rank in per-pupil funding […]

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We need Ducey’s ‘no excuses’ approach to education reform

Posted by   /  October 3, 2014  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Lisa Graham Keegan Special to the Arizona Daily Star As Arizona’s economy goes, so goes support for education. And as the quality of education goes — over the long term — so goes the economy. Nothing about our current budget situation is easy, quick or simple. We need action that will stabilize and expand […]

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