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Legislative revolt on behalf of kids

A revolt by rank and file lawmakers in the closing hours of the legislative session restored KidsCare, which will provide desperately needed healthcare to an estimated 30,000 children — many of them in Gila County. Senate President Andy Biggs tried to bury the bill without a vote, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers out maneuvered him and revived the bill by attaching an amendment to another law.

Vote YES on Prop. 124

Voters should heed the bipartisan support for Proposition 124, which would safeguard the underfunded pension system for police officers and firefighters.

Owners need to leash dogs

I (am writing) about dogs-at-large, otherwise known as strays.

Rethink your endorsement

I applaud your ability to be receptive to additional information.

Why she supports Prop. 123

While Prop. 123 may not be the ideal option, it may very well be the only option the schools have to get the money owed to them.

Live together ... or perish as fools

I recently watched a screening of our president holding a town hall meeting at the University of Illinois Law School wherein he said that the highest office of our land was to be a citizen.

Arizona’s out of whack

We balance our checkbooks, we have the tires on our vehicles balanced, we balance our washing machines when they go out of kilter, and we try to balance our work lives with our family lives so each receives their fair share of attention.

Here’s how you can help

First of all I would like to thank you for the very long, detailed article in the April 29th edition entitled “The system fails, a child dies.”

Rim Country’s future at stake

The U.S. Forest Service on Tuesday will hold a crucial public hearing on a plan to thin forests throughout Rim Country as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).

Budget tradeoffs

Balanced budget.

Budget has first true structural balance in a decade

Finally we are passing the state budget for FY 2016-2017. We are spending a grand total of $9.579 billion. The Democrats started out by proposing an amendment to repeal all tax cuts so that we could better fund the needs of the people.

Nothing but potholes now

Twelve years ago when we explored Payson as a possible place to retire from the stress of larger cities, pollution and crowded streets, we were very impressed.

Safeway cool in crisis

On Friday, April 1, 2016, I went shopping at our Payson Safeway. When I walked in, I noticed there were many people waiting at the checkout area.

Errors in story

Roundup readers should know the Department of Child Safety is making huge strides to serve Arizona by keeping children safe, and working to provide loving homes.