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In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
Candidates for Legislative District 11 State Senate and House of Representatives will appear at the second 2014 Election Forum sponsored by Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road. Former State Representative from Picture Rocks Jennifer Burns will again moderate as invited Senate candidates Jo Holt (D) and Steve Smith (R) respond to questions submitted from the community.
Amphitheater School District wants to hold on to the budget override that it has used to maintain lower class sizes, keep physical education and the arts in elementary schools, and boost teacher pay.
Like President Obama, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has shown that he will aggressively use his pen and phone to push his agenda. In his July feature, “Understanding transportation spending in Pima County”, Huckelberry penned an article telling us that yet again, he has no real solutions for our atrocious roads and no intention of using general fund money for our desperately needed road repairs. He has used his phone to contact our State legislators to request they raise our gas taxes. He has even sent letters to residents who have complained about the status of their roads, telling them to reprioritize their own spending because they spend too much on their cell phones and too little in gas taxes.
We’ve heard before that elections are often won in the primary. With the redistricting in our state and the number of districts that favor one party over another, this will certainly be the case during this upcoming election cycle.
Republican Martha McSally thought she had won a seat in Congress two years ago. Before all the votes were counted in her race against Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, McSally jetted off to Washington, D.C., for freshman orientation.
The holiday season is once again here. All around us we are reminded of the upcoming holidays. Children eagerly await the arrival of Santa Claus, decorating the tree, hanging lights, and of course the sweets Parents delight in the joy of their children with everyone eagerly looking forward to holiday gatherings with family and friends.
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MARANA TOWN COUNCIL
The numbers we should all be concerned about: 23% is the largest portion of our workforce in Pima County. This sector works in the service industry. Followed by Government sector at 19%.
You, an LD 11 voter and reader of the Explorer newspaper, deserve to know the truth about Arizona K-12 public education funding, energy, nuclear recycling and all subjects being debated during this election cycle. I am writing about these three specific subjects because they have appeared in recent political ads and letters to the editor. I want you to know the truth about them.
Final concert of this summer’s bluegrass series is Sept. 8
Town of OV seeks input on overlay district
Five candidates are competing to become the supervisor for District 1 in Pima County after current supervisor Ann Day steps down later this year.
U.S. Senator John McCain
The Oracle Elementary School District is funded in part by voter approved budget overrides. There is a 10 percent maintenance and operation override and a 5% kindergarten through third-grade override. During the 2011/2012 school year these overrides generated approximately $298,491 and $149,246 respectively.
Less than a week after being sworn into office, Rep. Ron Barber will follow in the footsteps of his former boss, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.