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10 percent pay raise would end DPS turnover, improve public safety

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On those dark nights patrolling rural areas of this state, troopers often find themselves far from any backup. That’s in large part because of the considerable amount of vacancies among our ranks. Increasing pay will help the department attract more and better qualified recruits. More troopers on the road helps ensure better public safety – for our fellow troopers and the citizens we are sworn to protect.

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Prescott Republican aims anew at hiking gas tax

Gov. Doug Ducey, center, promotes the widening of I-17, Arizona's main highway connecting Northern Arizona to metro Phoenix. Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, (immediately behind the governor) is pushing to hike the gas tax.

Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, said Sept. 26 he hopes to convince colleagues that the revenue from the current levy – about $750 million a year – is insufficient to meet the state’s’ needs, both for building new roads and maintaining current ones. He argued it’s simple math – the tax rate hasn’t changed since 1991.

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