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Tag: 2012

Transit Strike Impacts ASU Students

Posted: March 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

From the website: Strike Status:   On March 10, a strike was called by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433, which represents Tempe bus operators. As of 10:15 a.m. March 12, Veolia Tempe is operating full Sunday schedules on all local bus routes: 48, 56, 62, 65, 66, 72, 77, 81 and 108.   All Orbit […]

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Chevy Volt not electrifying enough to remain in production

Posted: March 6, 2012 at 11:45 am   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

Western Free Press has previously covered the numerous reasons for the infamous electric vehicle’s failure, but today we can say for certain that the Volt has failed to get car buyers charged up. GM’s spokesperson said, “we are seeking to align our production with demand” as the company furloughed the 1,300 workers responsible for the […]

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$2000 Tuition Contribution Bill Killed

Posted: March 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

Rep. John Kavanaugh, R-Fountain Hills, had sponsored a bill requiring most students to contribute at least $2,000 of their own money towards tuition at state universities, but it has now been withdrawn. “I’m not pursuing it,” Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said Friday. He has no plans to re-introduce the bill in another form this […]

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Crandall introduces text message release bill

Posted: February 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

It currently takes a court order for parents to access the contents of their children’s text messages, but a Mesa lawmaker aims to change that.  State Senator Rich Crandall (R) introduced SB 1219, which would require  cell phone companies to release or sell the messages to parents. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and still needs […]

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Human Events: Matt Salmon and Kirk Adams “Uproar in Arizona 6th”

Posted: February 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

We have followed John Gizzi at Human Events before on WFP. Gizzi has taken notice of Arizona politics on numerous occasions and it looks like he has decided to weigh in on the race between Kirk Adams and Matt Salmon. With the decision of six-term Rep. Jeff Flake to seek the Republican nomination for the […]

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There is no Best Buy in Tuba City

Posted: February 25, 2012 at 5:32 am   /   Elections, Politics

— There is no Best Buy in Tuba City, and our Arizona readers probably know there’s no Starbucks, Wal-Mart or Verizon Wireless.  What Tuba City does have is a general store and the highest sales tax in the nation:  13.725%. Vans Trading Co. has been around since 1946, but it’s only in the last decade […]

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Congressional primary becoming contentious

Posted: February 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics

The primary for Arizona’s sixth Congressional district is rapidly becoming very contentious, as incumbent Representatives Ben Quayle and David Schweikert face off. The two lawmakers have nearly identical voting records, but they’re already engaged in an increasingly dirty — and personal — primary, which is expected to cost each camp upward of $1.5 million. Both […]

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AZ House and Senate committees pass GOP budget

Posted: February 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

The GOP caucuses in the Arizona House and Senate have filed identical budget bills, whose contents were released last night.  Passage of the bills through the legislature is expected to move swiftly as a result of this unity.  Negotiations with the Governor’s office are likely however, as the conservative majorities in both houses came up […]

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Supervisors appoint Lovas to AZ House

Posted: February 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm   /   Arizona, Politics

From the Arizona Republic: The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning unanimously appointed Northwest Valley Republican Phil Lovas to the Legislative District 4 House of Representatives seat, formerly filled by Judy Burges. The supervisors last month appointed Burges to the Legislative District 4 Senate seat to replace former state Sen. Scott Bundgaard when […]

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