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Pima supervisors tap Dems Mathis & Abraham for 2 open seats in Legislature

A pair of Pima County Democrats were appointed to the Arizona Legislature on Tuesday, as the Board of Supervisors voted to fill two open seats, picking Christopher Mathis in LD9 and Morgan Abraham in LD10.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Fun with meetings: Tucson City Council takes up 'casitas,' Pima Supes select lawmakers & more

The Tucson Agenda: The Sentinel's roundup of upcoming local government meetings shows the City Council, Pima County Board of Supervisors, Marana Town Council and Amphitheater Public Schools are covering issues you should know about.... Read more»

Pima supervisors to pick replacement for Engel in Arizona Legislature

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider three candidates to replace outgoing state Sen. Kirsten Engel during a meeting Tuesday. ... Read more»

Utilities and solar advocates clash over Corporation Comission races

Three of the five seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission are up for grabs. While the regulatory body is not as well known as others, its decisions regulate energy production and expenses for utilities. The ACC has perhaps the biggest impact on your monthly bills of any state agency.... Read more»

Less is more: Dems run fewer Corp Comm candidates for better odds

This fall, Arizona voters will choose three utility regulators to sit on the Arizona Corporation Commission, and while one might expect that each of the main parties would run a full slate of candidates, Democrats are only running two. That makes the state’s underdog party counterintuitively more competitive to win at least one seat.... Read more»

Regents to lawmakers: Tuition hikes burdening students

Tuition increases at Arizona’s three public universities might force some students to drop out and deter others from applying, members of the Arizona Board of Regents told a legislative committee Tuesday. (with video)... Read more»1

Enterprise zones defended by House speaker

House Speaker Kirk Adams wants to expand tax incentives in enterprise zones. Rep. Tom Chabin says they're "lipstick on a pig."... Read more»