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Mapping the GOP supervisor primary in Pima County's District 1

With retiring Supervisor Ally Miller's endorsement, newcomer Steve Spain scored a solid victory in the August 4 Republican primary for Pima County supervisor in District 1. ... Read more»

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Conover wins Pima County Attorney race, Heinz ousts Valadez from Supes seat

In key Pima County races, Laura Conover won county attorney election with 57%, while Matt Heinz beat out incumbent Supervisor Ramon Valadez in the Democratic primary in District 2.... Read more»

El Chisme

Constable Ferguson reporting for duty

The Daily Star newsroom got a little bit sleepier on Tuesday, as longtime political reporter Joe Ferguson became a politician himself, trading his pen for a gun. Despite accusations of "a political favor" and some loud profanity, Pima supervisors appointed him as a constable in JP 9.... Read more»1

J.C. Scott: Primary countdown; supervisor candidates Carroll & Miller

Interviews with Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, who's running for reelection, plus KVOI's Doug Martin and Ally Miller, a Republican candidate for supervisor in District 1.... Read more»

The Sandbox

Sandbox: Which primaries are worth paying attention to?

Democratic activist Ted Prezelski and Republican consultant Sam Stone rate the best and worst local primary campaigns in the initial installment of The Sandbox.... Read more»14

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Pros and cons of proposed 1-cent sales tax

GOP supervisor candidate Mike Hellon, Republican candidate for CD2 Martha McSally, along with education sales tax proponent Ann-Eve Pederson and Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer.... Read more»

'Stealth governing': Transparency missing in Az Legislature

Arizona’s legislative session this year was as hard to track as a Stealth bomber, even for many Capitol regulars. Technology is in theory giving Arizonans unprecedented access to the Legislature, but lawmakers are short-circuiting the public process.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Supervisors race heats up

Wednesday on Buckmaster - state Rep. Vic Williams, a GOP candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1. Plus, Rick Grinnell, a former candidate for Tucson mayor and ex-Rio Nuevo boardmember, and Lea Marquez Peterson, head of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: McClusky & Knipe guest host

Shaun McClusky, a Republican who tried to run for mayor, and Luke Knipe, a blogger at PocoBravo.com and a Democratic activist, guest host.... Read more»

States: Forget promises to restore funding

When Arizona faced a $2 billion deficit in 2010, lawmakers closed the budget gap by tightening eligibility requirements for Medicaid — eliminating health insurance for 300,000 people — and by ending a state preschool program and cutting funding from K-12 education.... Read more»

Legislators seek to limit unemployment, cover fewer workers

Thousands of unemployed Arizonans could be stripped of their benefits if three bills approaching passage in the Legislature become law. Critics say GOP legislators are attacking the unemployed with bills that would mandate drug tests, raise the income needed to quality and cover fewer workers.... Read more»

Texting ban reaches dead end; booster seat bill advances

The latest attempt to ban texting while driving in Arizona has reached a dead end at the Legislature.... Read more»

Bill seeks $15M boost for UA health programs in Phx

A Tucson lawmaker is seeking a $15 million appropriation that he says would allow the University of Arizona’s medical, pharmacy and public health programs in downtown Phoenix to turn out more health care professionals.... Read more»

Bill could put end to some specialty license plates

A House panel endorsed a bill Thursday that would put the brakes on many of the special license plates that allow Arizonans to display support for various causes.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson arts celebrate Arizona centennial

Today on Buckmaster - We kick off the show with a conversation with Arizona Representative Vic Williams, candidate for Pima County Supervisor. Then, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Next, New York Times best-selling author J.A. Jance stops by to talk about her latest book. Plus, Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly Arts Editor, with her bi-monthly arts report.... Read more»

GOP's Mike Hellon seeks open county supervisor seat

Businessman Mike Hellon has declared his candidacy for the Pima County Board of Supervisors seat being vacated by the retiring Ann Day. Hellon is a former head of the state Republican Party.... Read more»

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