Stories tagged: "funding"


Buckeye Valley Fire District firetruck (Photo from Buckeye Valley Fire District's website)
Arizona Fire Districts Face Uncertain Funding Future After Ballot Measure’s Failure

Arizona voters said no to a plan that would have added one-tenth of a penny to the state sales tax to benefit rural fire district.

Buckeye Valley Fire District firetruck (Photo from Buckeye Valley Fire District's website)
Opinion: Your Vote for Proposition 310 Can Fix the State’s Fire District Crisis

Prop 310's temporary one-tenth of a cent sales tax will generate approximately $150 million dollars annually for the state’s fire districts.  

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The Census Says This Latino City in Arizona Shrank. Its Leaders Plan to Appeal.

The Census Bureau put Somerton's official population at 14,197 people, not the 20,000 that the mayor expected.

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How Arizona Is Keeping Special Interests Out of Local Elections

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission provides public funding to candidates who pledge to not accept donations from PACs or special interest groups.

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A Tech Billionaire Met with White Supremacists in 2016. Now He’s Funding an Arizona GOP Candidate.

The billionaire tech investor met with white supremacists in 2016 while supporting Trump’s campaign. Politico reported on Monday that billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel is giving $10 million to Saving Arizona PAC, a super political action committee that will support the upcoming Senate campaign of his business partner Blake Masters. Masters is the chief operating...

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COVID-19 Leaves Arizona Domestic Violence Shelters Desperately in Need of Donations

Domestic violence shelters across the state are seeing a drop in donations and are in need of personal protective equipment, food, and other necessities.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
Sen. Sinema To SBA: Reopen Small Business Loan Application Portal Now

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is calling on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to immediately make available the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application portal.