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A dozen moms sit on the story room floor as their toddlers run, throw toys and cry.
A ballot proposition that would have swept nearly $125 million from statewide conservation efforts into the Arizona general fund has been defeated, resoundingly.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Natalie Abrams sits with her 1-year-old Mitch in her lap last week. Nearly 70 percent of the electorate voted against Proposition 302, which would have swept the fund balance and altered numerous early childhood development and health programs.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Two-year-old Maddie Abrams plays in front of Kiely Lammers at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Branch Library last week during Stay and Play. The program is sponsored by the Marana Unified School District and funded by Arizona First Things First.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, In a program funded by Arizona’s First Things First program, Daniel Cox, who is 23 months old, plays with a little toy refrigerator at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr., Library in Marana. The vote on Proposition 302 preserved Arizona’s First Thing First programs.
Vote a straight Republican ticket. The GOP has some flakes, and there are a few decent folks running against them. That pales next to the combination of incoherence, sleaze and statism now dominating the Democrats who deserve not only defeat but humiliation.
Among the propositions before voters on the Nov. 2 ballot is a measure forwarded by the Arizona Legislature that would sweep some $345 million from a voter-approved account for children's development and health into the state's general fund.
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Vote totals for races and ballot questions of interest to Northwest readers