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Arizona political ad spending hit new highs

Spending on campaign ads in Arizona reached a record $129 million this year, part of a national trend that saw cable and broadcast election ad spending top $3 billion for the first time in a midterm election cycle.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Now what? Bond failure leaves Pima County looking to Phoenix

So another road bond question was soundly defeated by the voters. Pima County's next and maybe last option to fix our roads is to ask the Legislature to expand the RTA's taxing authority and send another ballot question to voters. ... Read more»

Prop. 127 failure isn’t the end for renewable energy, experts say

The fight over whether Arizona should get half of its electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources turned bitter election night when Attorney General Mark Brnovich called out California billionaire Tom Steyer for using California’s energy policies to try to influence Arizona’s policies.... Read more»

Midterms show health is important to voters but no magic bullet on Capitol Hill

Voters called health care the most important issue facing the country in 2018, and states — not Washington — may lead the way toward expanding coverage. ... Read more»

Analysis

Arizona, Nevada voters split on renewable energy measures

Arizonans rejected a renewable energy proposition but the trend continues at the state level to encourage and increase standards in this emerging technology.... Read more»

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Real reporting from TucsonSentinel.com is the antidote for fake news — and right now, your gift to support nonprofit independent local journalism will be matched, dollar-for-dollar!... Read more»

Voters reject Prop. 305 school voucher measure

Proposition 305, which would have vastly expanded a program that allows parents and guardians to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition, was rejected by voters. The measure was failing by a 2-1 margin Tuesday night.... Read more»

Voters pull plug on reshaping Az's energy future

Arizona voters have rejected Proposition 127, according to the Associated Press. The initiative would have required the state’s regulated utilities to get 50 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. ... Read more»

Daylight Saving Time

Don't touch that clock! Rest of nation falling back from DST

Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday morning for most of the United States, but Arizona residents won't have to switch their clocks — we don't observe DST.... Read more»

Obamacare open enrollment begins with lower prices, more choices in Arizona

Health insurance experts say the market is settling down after a bumpy start for Obamacare but rural prices still may rise. A shortened open enrollment runs through Dec. 15 this year.... Read more»

Nogales awaits U.S. troops as migrant caravan plods north

The border that divides the U.S. and Mexico also symbolizes divided opinions in this border city about the deployment of hundreds of U.S. troops to handle a caravan of Central American migrants.... Read more»

Supreme Court’s 'InvestInEd' ruling breaks no new ground, stokes political feuds

Eight weeks after it ordered the #InvestInEd school-funding tax initiative pulled from this fall’s ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court explained its 5-2 ruling Friday in a 23-page opinion that critics blasted as “a very political decision.”... Read more»

Prop. 127’s potential to reshape Arizona energy has electrified supporters and opponents

Prop. 127 supporters say it’s time to take advantage of one of the state’s most abundant resources: sunshine. Opponents say new energy mandates will result in higher costs for ratepayers. ... Read more»

Prop. 305: Should Arizona expand state’s school voucher program?

Prop. 305 gives parents a choice beyond one-size-fits-all schools but the referendum's opponents say will cost public schools money without proper oversight.... Read more»

McSally focuses on national security in Senate bid

Two-term Republican congresswoman Martha McSally touts her national security experience as proof she deserves a promotion to U.S. Senate.... Read more»

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