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Governor says DOC not to blame in prison riot (access required)

Gov. Doug Ducey discusses the Arizona Department of Corrections' culpability in prison riots that occurred in Kingman on Wednesday, August 26. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times.)

Arizona’s Department of Corrections did nothing wrong in overseeing a private prison where a riot occurred last month and a breakout left two dead in 2010, Gov. Doug Ducey said today as he announced the state is terminating its contract with company managing the prison.

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Property tax reformer gearing up for fourth attempt at ballot measure

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A self-proclaimed property tax reformer is making yet another attempt to convince voters to impose new caps on the annual levy. Lynne Weaver has taken the first steps to putting a measure on the 2016 ballot that would essentially freeze property valuations at where they are now and allow in most cases for only inflationary increases.

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