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I wonder if any of the readers in Oro Valley were paying attention to Gov. Ducey’s State of the State speech? One of the things that really jumped out at me was the fact the State has uncollected sales taxes of 300 Mil. from usinesses. But when it comes to making sure everyone pays his fair share, Ducey’s is of two minds. John Arnold the governor’s budget director said”Ducey doesn’t want to hire more auditors to go out and check the books of businesses to ensure they are collecting and remitting what is due”.
While most of the talk last week centered around the new governor’s State of the State address and then the $9.1 billion budget proposed on Friday, one thing that Gov. Doug Ducey caught my attention was the passage of the Arizona Civics Act.
Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re taking a look at what we’ve learned about government and politics from our new Governor Doug Ducey. Spoiler alert: the lesson will not be uplifting. Our new Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas might even say it’s too cynical to be taught to elementary school children. But we can take it. We’re all adults here.
The Marana Police Department has received three grants they believe will help them make the streets safer. All three grants are from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (AZGOHS) with the intent of lessening traffic accidents.
While Marana and Oro Valley officials say they like the energy and the basics of Gov. Doug Ducey’s message, they worry the budget lacks new taxes and takes from education and local municipalities.
A day after he delivered the State of the State address in Phoenix, Arizona’s 23rd governor Doug Ducey traveled to Tucson where he laid out his plans for the state’s future.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey gives his State of the State address at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is silhouetted against a projection screen after giving his State of the State address at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
While last week I primarily looked back at the year, with plenty of changes in our state this week; it’s time to look ahead.
At a ceremony in Phoenix today, Doug Ducey was sworn into office as Arizona's 23rd governor.
We are saying goodbye to 2014, a year that went by too quickly. We are saying hello to a new year, 2015, and for the most part, I can’t say I’m too optimistic about it.
The Tucson Metro Chamber just announced that Governor-elect Doug Ducey will host the State of the State address in Tucson on Tuesday, January 13.
The event, which will be coupled with the Tucson Metro Chamber Business Expo, is being held at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd.
"During the address, Gov. Ducey will define his priorities, the challenges that Arizona faces and important initiatives he will be driving during the next year. His comments are expected to have a distinct Southern Arizona slant," the Tucson Metro Chamber said in a press release.
Registration for State of the State and the Tucson Metro Chamber Business Expo open at 10 a.m., with a luncheon and Ducey's address beginning at noon. Tickets are $85 for Tucson Metro Chamber members and $115 for non-members. RSVP by Tuesday, January 6 at TucsonChamber.org/StateofState.
The Tucson Metro Chamber Business Expo is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer has authorized the state of Arizona to sign onto a multistate lawsuit seeking to overturn President Obama’s recent immigration executive action – a unilateral decision by the President to ignore existing federal immigration law and effectively grant amnesty to nearly five million illegal aliens.
A federal judge last week rejected an effort by Congressman Ron Barber’s campaign to include an additional 133 votes that were disqualified for administrative reasons in the 2014 election.
PHOENIX – Doug Ducey said Monday the budget will quickly become his top priority when he takes office as governor, including what to do about a lawsuit that’s left the state owing more than $300 million to schools.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has granted the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) $30,000 in overtime funding to support driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement.
The race between Democratic Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally remained too close to call as of the Explorer’s Monday deadline, with McSally holding a slim 341-vote lead over Barber.
If Facebook friends were votes, Fred DuVal would be the next governor of Arizona.
Gov. Jan Brewer recenlty launched two significant efforts to combat human trafficking in Arizona.
The Associated Press has called the Arizona governor's race. State Treasurer Doug Ducey defeated Democrat Fred DuVal. Ducey will be replacing Gov. Jan Brewer who was not eligible to run for reelection.
Vehicles equipped with voice-activated technology are designed to allow drivers to multitask hands-free and increase their safety behind the wheel, but a recent AAA study suggests that this may not always be the case.
On October 18, 2014, Officers from the Marana Police Department conducted a warrant sweep searching for subjects who had active DUI warrants issued by the Marana Court. Five people were arrested on a total of 7 warrants. The warrants that were served totaled $11,111.00. Each person arrested was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail.
he Marana Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols in conjunction with the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force throughout the Halloween Weekend.
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come as no surprise I’m supporting Democrats all the way down the line. However, to those of you who vote for both Democrats and Republicans, here are a few reasons to favor the D’s this time around.
The two major-party candidates for Arizona governor agree on a few things when it comes to the contentious issue of immigration: