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Judge overturns decision to keep AZ tax proposal off ballot (access required)

A judge has overturned a state official's decision to keep a proposed sales tax increase off Arizona's November ballot because of a paperwork error. If Judge Robert Oberbillig's ruling stands, the ruling means the proposed penny-on-the-dollar increase goes on the ballot if petition checks confirm that supporters submitted enough voter signatures.

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Panel to weigh pay raise for Arizona legislators

Arizona voters could be asked this fall to raise the annual $24,000 salary of the state's part-time legislators. A state commission on Tuesday will consider putting an increase on the November ballot. Arizona voters last approved a pay increase for legislators in 1998, when the annual salary was $15,000.

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Tombstone striking out in courts in water fight

Tombstone calls itself "the town too tough to die" thanks to an Old West history that includes the shootout at the OK Corral, but the tiny southeastern Arizona city says the health and safety of its modern-day residents are imperiled by unreasonable U.S. Forest Service officials.

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