More Elections 2012
Candidates debate sharp property tax increases and cost of medical/fire protection in struggling Hellsgate Fire District
Soaring property tax rates in the Hellsgate Fire District serving Star Valley and many unincorporated communities has spurred a vigorously contested contest for board seats.
Proposition 117, also known as the Property Tax Assessed Valuation Amendment, would amend the Arizona Constitution to limit the annual increase in the value of property used to calculate property taxes.
Gila County sheriff candidates Adam Shepherd and Craig Jones agree on a lot of things, but not about who should run the overcrowded, underfunded jails.
Early Ballots sent to voters in the Mesa del Caballo area did not include the governing board member election for the Northern Gila County Sanitary District. The Gila County Recorder’s Office and the Gila County Department of Elections are mailing a paper ballot containing the Northern Gila County Sanitary District election to those that have already received an early ballot.
Special section examines facts, furor and impacts
Cut school spending — or business taxes? Reduce sheriff’s patrols — or raise property taxes? Find money for teacher raises — or crack down on bad teachers?
Should lawmakers — or voters — decide how to fund education in Arizona?
Shepherd defends current policy, Jones would bar any return to duty if a deputy has been drinking
Two men running for county sheriff have offered different accounts as to how they would have handled recent allegations.
District 6 contenders urge Payson crowd to defeat Prop. 204 and embrace Prop. 120
Voters should reject a one-cent sales tax for education and highways, but embrace a ballot measure attempt to take over federal lands in Arizona.
‘I’m going to win’ District One supervisor developer and activist insists
Hallie Overman-Jackman is on the record: “I’m going to win because people want a change, they want transparency.”
Incumbent Tommie Cline Martin, a Republican, said voters can expect to see and hear more from her in the coming weeks.
Legislation sponsored this year by one of our opponents, Rep. Brenda Barton (R-Payson), appears on the Nov. 6 ballot as Proposition 120.
Chabin, LeFevre say Legislature’s cuts have crippled towns and schools and now threaten region’s tourist economy
Arizona must reverse deep budget cuts to protect the state’s schools and its vital tourist economy, insisted candidates seeking to represent Rim Country in the state Legislature Wednesday night in Payson.
Move to seize 25 million acres divides candidates for Legislature
A controversial ballot measure intended to allow the state to seize control of millions of acres of federal land has drawn a sharp divide between two slates of candidates seeking to represent Rim Country in the state Legislature.
Few contest elections for fire, water districts
A number of special district boards must be getting it right, since no one filed to throw incumbents out.
U.S. Republican Senate candidate Jeff Flake last week organized a meeting in Show Low to push for a waiver of environmental laws and regulations to speed up forest thinning and restoration projects in the wake of wildfires.