VOL. 18  ISSUE NO. 18   | MAY 2 – 8, 2012


No Tax PAC explains deficiencies of Question 1 property tax

‘If Question 1 is what we are getting now, it will not be equitable, affordable or sustainable’

CAVE CREEK – Last week, the No Tax PAC held an informational meeting at the Buffalo Chip Saloon to help citizens better understand Question 1 on the May 15 ballot.  Keep reading ...


Town in denial over open meeting law violation

Carefree extends employment offer to applicant for water company management post

CAREFREE – Call to the Public during Tuesday’s council meeting brought Jim Peirce to the podium to ask members of council whether or not they believed Vice Mayor Melissa Price violated Arizona’s open meeting law (OML) when she announced she had contacted every member of council to discuss four-year staggered terms.   Keep reading ...


Citizens sue Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

The selection of Strategic Telemetry ‘proved to be a flashpoint that irreparably damaged public confidence in the AIRC’

PHOENIX – Last Friday, citizens from several congressional districts filed a complaint against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC), Chairwoman Colleen Coyle Mathis, Vice Chairman Jose Herrera, commissioners Scott Freeman, Linda McNulty and Richard Sturtz, and Secretary of State Ken Bennett for declaratory, mandamus and injunctive relief on the grounds the AIRC violated the redistricting process mandated by the Arizona Constitution.   Keep reading ...


Democrats in disgrace

Jefferson trots off to prison, Edwards is in court, Holder could be facing a contempt citation, while Obama jokes about real problems

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Remember former U.S. Rep. William J. Jefferson, the Democrat from Louisiana, who was convicted in 2009 on 11 out of 16 corruption charges against him after $90,000 was found hidden in his freezer?  Keep reading ...

MAY 2, 2012

AHPA to Honor 28 DPS Officers Killed in Line of Duty with Memorial Ceremony

Annual event will take place on Monday, May 7th

PHOENIX – The men and women of the Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) will pay their respects to the 28 Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The Annual DPS Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 7 at 9 a.m.  Keep reading ...

MAY 2, 2012

Signature requirements set for 2012 legislative candidate petitions

PHOENIX – Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has released the 2012 signature requirements for state legislative candidates.

Signature requirements, established by a formula set in state statute, are based upon state and local voter registration figures as of March 1, 2012.  Federal, statewide and legislative candidates seeking to qualify for the 2012 ballot must submit their nomination petitions to the Secretary of State's Office.  The office is located on the 7th floor of the Executive Tower at the state Capitol, 1700 W. Washington Street in Phoenix.

The first day that candidates may file petitions is April 30.  The last day for candidates to file is May 30.

Visit www.azsos.gov for more information.

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