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With the election results a distant memory, the Mayor and re-elected members of the City Council have secretly made the decision to purchase for $1,000,000, the money losing entities of El Conquistador. Under the secret negotiations, the Town would purchase 45 holes of golf, two swimming pools, 31 tennis courts, a restaurant, and a building it will convert to a community center. The community center will house, among other things, exercise equipment that will help to decrease the revenue and taxes of such businesses as L.A. Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness and other fitness companies in favor of a non-taxpaying entity. Will Oro Valley also get into the restaurant management business? The Mayor indicates the golf course will lose money at first—$1,000,000 to $1,300,000 in the first year but he expects it will become a money maker in a few years. Of course that is pure speculation. The Mayor’s finance people indicate all of the repairs and upgrades will cost no more than $1,500,000 even though members of the existing club’s Grounds Committee provide information that the upgrades will cost between $6,000,000 and $10,000,000 with an additional $400,000 needed to restore the cart paths. We should also remember that the way to finance this boondoggle is an increase in the sales tax for Oro Valley businesses. Wasn’t it Mayor Hiremath who indicated in his re-election campaign rhetoric he was going to put effort into increasing the number of retail businesses in Oro Valley? These are the same businesses that could lose market share because it would cost less to make a major purchase in Tucson, Oracle, etc. to the detriment of Oro Valley businesses. Why shop in Oro Valley if a short distance away, we can save our hard earned money by paying less sales tax?
Those at the UA who are advancing the medical humanities want to see the arts become more closely integrated with the STEM fields. It's picking up steam.
PIMA COUNTY – The Pima County Elections Department is preparing for a recount in the Congressional District 2 race between incumbent Democrat Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally.
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.
(NAPSI)—As the 2014 election made clear to many pundits, Americans are as discontented with the president’s leadership as they are with the dysfunction provided by a divided Congress.
Right after the results of the midterm elections poured in and many Democrats across the country were making concession speeches, President Obama told the American people he hears their message. After last week’s actions, I’m not sure if he did.
Pima County Recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez, announced today that a breakdown of the results of the provisional and conditional provisional ballots from the November 4, 2014 General Election is now available for Congressional District 2. We can now give a breakdown of how many of the provisional and conditional provisional forms were issued to voters in CD2.
The outcome of the election won’t be official until next month, but congressional hopeful Martha McSally reinforced her recent claim to victory by showing up in Washington for freshman orientation Monday.
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.
After counting 4,772 provisional ballots today, the Pima County Elections Department has about 200 more to count.
If Facebook friends were votes, Fred DuVal would be the next governor of Arizona.
As of this morning, the Pima County Elections department will continue to count the several thousands of ballots that are remaining.
An update was just released from Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson on the new number of ballots that still needed to be counted.
Arizona voters on Tuesday soundly rejected Proposition 304, which would have given Arizona lawmakers their first pay raise in 16 years.
Some of the closest races in Arizona included the District 9 and District 11 House races.
Pima County voters approved a $22 million bond Tuesday, passing Proposition 415. With just over 30 percent of ballots counted, the proposition had a more than 30,000 vote lead.
According to the AP, Republican Mark Brnovich will become the state's next attorney general after he defeated Democrat Felecia Rotellini.
At the start of election day, Republicans needed to win six key races to take over majority control of the U.S. Senate. Around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, the results went in the GOP's favor.
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.
(BPT) - With the significant impact elections have on our country, would it be surprising to hear that only 38 percent of eligible Americans voted in the 2010 election? What happened to the other 62 percent of voters?
Americans don’t want someone else telling them how to educate their children.
The two major-party candidates for Arizona governor agree on a few things when it comes to the contentious issue of immigration:
As November approaches so does the General Election for Arizona candidates. Running the state senate seat in LD-9 is Democrat Steve Farley and also from the Democrat side are Victoria Steele and Randall Friese who are running for the House of Representatives for LD-9.
In her recent opinion column to The Explorer, District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson failed to address the accomplishments of her almost 20 year tenure as a Pima County Supervisor. Meanwhile, she suggested the condition of our roads is the fault of a Supervisor in office less than 2 years. While this clearly demonstrates Bronson’s unwillingness to take responsibility, the board majority’s lack of vision and urgency regarding road repairs for the past two decades is certainly no secret to the rest of us.