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A long-running debate over two major General Plan amendments in Oro Valley has moved beyond the Planning and Zoning Commission after each passed in a 6-1 vote on Nov. 20.
It was a busier than normal night at the Marana Town Council last Wednesday, and it could have been an even busier session had a council action agenda item not been taken off the board. As it was, the council held the first of two public hearings over the possibility of building a new police station.
The Oro Valley council on Dec. 17 is tentatively slated to revisit an October agenda item related to exploring additional revenue options.
I am a tax-and-spend liberal. I know I’m supposed to whisper that apologetically, and maybe add that I’m in a 12-step program to curb my dangerous taxation addiction, but I’m not about to apologize. Arizona is likely to take a steep slide into budget deficit territory soon. We’re expected to be a billion dollars in the red next fiscal year, and that doesn’t include the hundreds of millions the state is supposed to add to its school funding, by court order. So my saying we need to raise more revenue to meet our fiscal obligations isn’t some crazy, radical notion. It’s just plain common sense.
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 glory days
The people who brought medical marijuana to Arizona four years ago now want marijuana legal for everyone over the age of 21.
A citizen response to the article written by Mr. Randy Metcalf, published in the Oct. 22, in The Explorer, summarizing discussion surrounding a “Motion to Initiate a 60-day Public Notice Process” for future discussion regarding revenue options for the Town of Oro Valley:
When the Arizona Legislature last passed an increase in the state gas tax, President George H.W. Bush was celebrating the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was the top-grossing film in the country.
(NAPSI)—Although the U.S. federal tax code has undergone over 4,600 changes since 2001, most changes are unlikely to affect the average taxpayer.
While Halloween is usually reserved for pint-sized ghouls and goblins, some of the biggest scares associated with the holiday can come from fly-by-night businesses looking to spook consumers and their bank accounts.
(BPT) - Most tax law changes don’t affect the average taxpayer. That's fortunate news, considering the U.S. averaged at least one tax law change per day every day between 2000 and 2012.
Oro Valley Town Council spent the Oct. 15 meeting directing staff to compile elements for future agenda items and initiating a 60-day public notice process, which informs the public the council plans to discuss revenue options. The revenue options are primarily tax-based possibilities.
Those of us who serve Marana as police officers and staff pride ourselves on providing exemplary service and protection to town residents, business owners and visitors. Marana is one of the safest communities in the state and our department promises to do everything it can to keep it that way.
Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema believes that the department needs a new police station and so far the public seems to agree.
Americans don’t want someone else telling them how to educate their children.
(NewsUSA) - It seemed like a good idea at the time.
The editor in her “We Say” said that she was tempted to write a column during the primary election. This reader wished she had. During the primary there were a number of off the wall statements, and flip-flops by the candidates. Some of the statements by the candidates where Doug Ducey, in the Arizona Daily Star, said he wants to eliminate the personnel and corporate income taxes.
In the Oro Valley primary election, incumbent Mayor Satish Hiremath was reelected over challenger Pat Straney.
Even though the recession took a hard hit to cities throughout Arizona, residents can remain hopeful and optimistic – especially those in the town of Marana.
When the town of Marana opened the Twin Peaks Interchange in 2010, it paved the road for economic development along a busy stretch of Interstate 10. Four years and one tough recession later, those plans are coming together.
In the midst of an election season in Oro Valley where the mayor and three councilmembers are up for reelection, the topic of the town’s budget has been brought up along with a council seat challenger saying funds have not been properly managed.
In the midst of an election season in Oro Valley where the mayor and three council members are up for reelection, the topic of the town’s budget has been brought up along with a council seat challenger saying funds have not been properly managed.
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