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States’ 2005 Ballot Items Foreshadow ’06 (access required)

With Hurricane Katrina pushing gas prices to $3 a gallon, Oklahoma voters Sept. 13 overwhelmingly defeated a proposal to raise the state’s fuel tax by 5 cents a gallon over three years. The measure would have raised the state’s gasoline ...

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Housing Department Honors Building Efforts (access required)

Housing Hero Awards were presented by the Arizona Department of Housing in five categories to recognize outstanding efforts throughout the state. Winners received their awards at the governor’s second annual Affordable Housing Forum Sept. 13-15 in Carefree. Bullhead City was ...

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Rep. Pearce Should Embrace Downtown Medical School (access required)

Rep. Russell Pearce, R-18, chairman of a legislative budget committee responsible for reviewing a plan for the downtown Phoenix medical school says the very premise of the proposal is flawed. [JLBC Chair Questions Plan For Downtown Medical School, Sept. 9 ...

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Senator: Meth Ordinance Is Illegal (access required)

A lawmaker says that the city of Phoenix’s recent approval of an ordinance aimed at curtailing methamphetamine production by limiting access to over-the-counter medicines with the drug’s key ingredient is illegal because it is stricter than state statute. Sen. Barbara ...

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Katrina Puts Spotlight On Arizona Homeless (access required)

Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina pulled the scab off the wound that is American poverty and wrote a new definition of homelessness, a state legislative panel was told now is the time for solutions. “This is the right time for ...

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