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Maricopa County approves tentative budget

Posted by   /  June 24, 2020  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Independent Newsmedia | Daily Independent Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on discretionary spending unrelated to the crisis. It’s a one-two effort to best serve taxpayers during a time of national emergency, according to a […]

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Meeting on WV cross-dock ends with no vote

Posted by   /  May 26, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

At an online meeting, Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Commission members look on during a presentation requesting a military compatibility permit for Falcon Golf Course. Photo courtesy Maricopa County/West Valley View By Tom Scanlon | West Valley View Talk about a cliffhanger: The Maricopa County Planning and Zoning Commission heard dozens of protests of a plan […]

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Maricopa County BoS approves tentative 2021 budget

Posted by   /  May 21, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is comprised of, from left, Bill Gates, Steve Chucri, Jack Sellers, Clint Hickman and Steve Gallardo./Daily Independent Independent NewsMedia | Daily Independent Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on […]

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Q&A: Maricopa City Councilmember Henry Wade talks development, housing [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  March 2, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Raquel Hendrickson | InMaricopa.com Henry Wade Jr. has been a member of Maricopa City Council six years and is also the director of housing counseling services for the nonprofit Chicanos por la Causa. He just spent one year as vice mayor. A native of South-Central Los Angeles, he spent 20 years in the U.S. Air […]

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Maricopa County ranks No. 1 in new jobs

Posted by   /  February 21, 2020  /  Economy  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia | AZ Business Magazine Maricopa County added more jobs than any county in the nation from December 2018 to December 2019, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program — which tracks county labor force data. Maricopa County, the fourth-largest county in the nation, gained 89,328 jobs in […]

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LaFond running for Maricopa council seat

Posted by   /  February 18, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Andre LaFond chats with local residents at Honeycutt Coffee./Howard Waggner/Pinal Central By Katie Sawyer | PinalCentral With the end of term for many of Maricopa’s current city council members looming, several seats are up for grabs including the mayoral position. Currently up for re-election on city council are Nancy Smith and Julia Gusse. Also up […]

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Candidate for assessor job withdraws after plagiarism discovery

Posted by   /  February 1, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times An applicant for the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office withdrew from consideration minutes after he was caught plagiarizing large swaths of his application to replace Paul Petersen, who resigned in early January.  A Google search showed Michael Farrar, a former member of the Carefree Town Council who ran unsuccessfully […]

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Maricopa County continues to hold highest bond rating

Posted by   /  January 30, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Clint Hickman Supervisors Chairman Hickman: ‘That’s how a resourceful government operates’ Independent Newsmedia Maricopa County continues to hold a AAA bond rating by the three major credit rating agencies for its continual economic growth and strong financial operation. The credit rating agency, Moody’s Investor Service, acknowledges the county’s stable outlook in supporting tax revenue growth […]

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New BoS chairman shares vision for Maricopa County

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Maricopa County / Daily Independent By Clint Hickman | Daily Independent Clint Hickman You may have heard I got a promotion of sorts; this year, I’ll be leading the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as Chairman. In many ways, it’s like being the captain of a ship that has already charted a good course. I’m […]

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Supervisors uphold Petersen’s suspension, ask county attorney to seek his removal from office

Posted by   /  December 28, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors prepares to go into executive session on Oct. 14, 2019, to discuss indicted county Assessor Paul Petersen. /Photo by Jeremy Duda /Arizona Mirror By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors upheld indicted assessor Paul Petersen’s suspension and took things a step further by asking […]

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