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Constitutional loophole might allow tax hike without supermajority (access required)

A loophole in a constitutional provision that requires two-thirds of lawmakers approve a tax increase might allow legislators to raise taxes to cover massive budget deficits in the next few years without going to the ballot. Essentially, lawmakers could raise taxes in the short-term, as long as they also approve tax cuts of equal or greater ...

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This is Tombstone’s Oriental Saloon, photographed in the 1930s after its conversion for use as a drug store.

The Oriental Saloon (access required)

Owned by Jim Vizina, its bar and restaurant rented to Cochise County Supervisor M.E. (Milt) Joyce, the Oriental was considered Tombstone’s finest saloon. “Last evening,” ...