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Timeline for Arizonans for Clean Elections (access required)

Here are milestones in the short history of Arizona’s system of publicly funding candidates for statewide office. Opponents call the System “welfare for politicians,” while backers hail it as an end to “big money” influence in elections. June 29, 1998: ...

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Arizona Thanksgivings (access required)

On November 8, 1880, Arizona Territory Governor John C. Fremont declared a day of thanksgiving. A year later the Arizona Territorial Legislature designated Thanksgiving an annual legal holiday. Not long after the governor’s declaration, Arizonans began relishing the jovial spirit ...

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Unions push pay, pension increases for prison officers (access required)

The labor union that represents the state’s corrections officers is meeting individually with lawmakers to push its legislative plan for next session, which includes higher wages, higher retirement contributions from the state and scrutinizing private prisons. The one-on-one meetings are ...

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