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Archive for February 2015

[EDITORIAL] Pinal County budget battles

[EDITORIAL] Pinal County budget battles

[EDITORIAL] Pinal County budget battles Casa Grande Dispatch (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Pinal County government’s budget involves some serious money, more than a third of a billion dollars a year. Not surprisingly, the budget process sometimes means conflict. A disagreement between […]

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Pinal County economy moving in the right direction

Pinal County economy moving in the right direction

Pinal County economy moving in the right direction By Shane Dale | Casa Grande Dispatch Jim Dinkle Pinal County’s employment situation is on the upswing, but there’s still plenty of work to be done. That was the primary message from the leaders of central Arizona economic development […]

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Pinal Partnership February Breakfast: Educational improvement, funding issues dominates debate at legislators forum

Pinal Partnership February Breakfast: Educational improvement, funding issues dominates debate at legislators forum by James J. Hodl | Southeast Valley Ledger A lively debate on the future of education in Arizona broke out among six members of the state legislature during a Pinal Partnership breakfast forum staged […]

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Developer plans major rehab of 58 low-rent apts. in Florence

Developer plans major rehab of 58 low-rent apts. in Florence

Developer plans major rehab of 58 low-rent apts. in Florence By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder The Florence Town Council agreed to give up $80,000 worth of construction-related fees to help a developer’s application for funding to rehabilitate three affordable housing complexes. In addition to newly renovated […]

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CAC board delays vote on tuition increase

CAC board delays vote on tuition increase

CAC board delays vote on tuition increase By Rodney Haas | Casa Grande Dispatch Action on a possible $2 per credit tuition increase at CAC was delayed until March. College Governing Board members decided Tuesday to wait a month to decide whether to increase tuition and some other […]

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Pinal County Clerk’s Office: Thousands in financial waste uncovered

Pinal County Clerk’s Office: Thousands in financial waste uncovered

Pinal Clerk’s Office: Thousands in financial waste uncovered By Adam Gaub | Maricopa Monitor In office for less than two months, the Pinal County administration of new Clerk of the Superior Court Amanda Stanford says it has uncovered a number of areas of financial waste. Most prevalent, […]

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Audits don’t support Babeu’s claims on ICE contract

Audits don’t support Babeu’s claims on ICE contract

Audits don’t support Babeu’s claims on ICE contract By Brian Wright | Maricopa Monitor A contract Pinal County had with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that was losing millions annually for the county is one Sheriff Paul Babeu now says was a financial golden goose for Pinal. […]

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Vetting foreign investors holding up PhoenixMart project

Vetting foreign investors holding up PhoenixMart project

Vetting foreign investors holding up PhoenixMart project By Phil Riske | Rose Law Group Reporter Approval of federal paperwork for 300 foreign investors in the PhoenixMart project in Casa Grande is delaying progress, a project spokesman says. “We’re waiting for them to be vetted and approved,” Patrick […]

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Pinal County farmer wins permission to grow marijuana

Pinal County farmer wins permission to grow marijuana

Pinal County farmer wins permission to grow marijuana By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com A split vote by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a text change that will pave the way for a Casa Grande dairy to grow marijuana. Sidewinder Dairy, owned by Sean Dugan, is […]

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First Water Trailhead in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon growing in popularity

First Water Trailhead in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon growing in popularity

First Water Trailhead in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon growing in popularity Superstition Area Land Trust and The City of Apache Junction built a trail on First Water Trailhead that is growing in popularity for interpretative hiking and viewing of the southwest desert.  They have also re-vegetated the […]

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