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Legislative candidates clash on budget, schools, government role

The six candidates vying for three seats in the Legislature representing Rim Country clashed on a range of issues centered on whether government can help create jobs and bolster schools — or should just get out of the way.

State senate contest poses stark contrast

Rep. Tom Chabin pushes hardest for increased school spending while Rep. Chester Crandell crusades for state takeover of federal lands

Two veteran lawmakers are seeking the State Senate seat representing northern Gila County, offering voters a stark choice – with education and a proposed takeover of state land at the heart of the debate.

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