Queen Creek school district board updated on override, bonds

The Queen Creek Unified School District may go out for a maintenance and operations override in November 2019, according to a recent presentation made to the governing board. The M&O override and bond expenditures for fiscal year 2017-18 were the topic of the Oct. 16 study session presentation by Crystal Zachary, QCUSD chief financial officer. […]

Appeals court rejects latest challenge to Arizona’s ‘ballot harvesting’ law

Yet another legal challenge to Arizona’s “ballot harvesting” law was shot down in federal court Oct. 31 when a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn the law known as HB 2023. Arizona Democratic Party activist Rivko Knox challenged the law on grounds that it was pre-empted by federal law […]

Brill: These are the issues voters say matter in CD-4

Last week I took a barnstorm tour of 11 cities in two days across Congressional District 4 with gubernatorial candidate David Garcia. Meeting with voters is always inspiring and instructive. For 10 months I’ve been crisscrossing the district to hear what voters have to say about the issues that matter most. Here’s what they’re telling […]

Gates: Maricopa County primary election review received

We have received the Maricopa County Audit Department’s initial review of the Aug. 28 primary election. As community members and voters, I am sharing the results with you as well. You may view the report at maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/41436/Interim-Report—Final. After voters experienced a myriad of issues on election day, my colleagues and I on the board of […]

Dorsey: Voters need facts to vote intelligently

Our right to vote in elections is our sacred American heritage. The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Phoenix thanks all the newspaper, radio and TV channels and other news media that are helping voters by providing needed information.  Voters need facts about candidates and issues in order to vote intelligently. With advances in technology, […]

Queen Creek election results; council candidates thank voters

Town of Queen Creek voters elected a mayor and three town council members and approved the Alternative Expenditure Limitation, or home rule, on Aug. 28. Voters primarily live in Maricopa County, but some live in Pinal County. No one ran against incumbents Mayor Gail Barney and town council members Julia Wheatley, Dawn Oliphant and Emilena […]

Pinal County received 1,600 provisional ballots at Aug. 28 election

Pinal County Elections Director Michele Forney says that Tuesday’s primary election was a success for her department. After a late night, Ms. Forney said that all ballots cast on election day were counted, except for the provisional ballots and those early ballots that arrived over the weekend and those dropped off at polling places. “We […]

Queen Creek council members, mayor, home rule approved at election

Queen Creek voters on Aug. 28 elected a mayor and three town council members and approved the Alternative Expenditure Limitation, or home rule. Voters primarily live in Maricopa County, but some live in Pinal County. No one ran against incumbents Mayor Gail Barney and town council members Julia Wheatley, Dawn Oliphant and Emilena Turley. “I’d […]

Aug. 28 election includes Queen Creek council members, mayor, home rule

Queen Creek voters will decide on a mayor, three council members and the Alternative Expenditure Limitation in an election scheduled for Aug. 28. Home rule The Alternative Expenditure Limitation is called home rule because the issue can be decided by voters at the local level, according to a press release. Home rule is part of […]

Barney: Vote ‘yes’ for Home Rule in Queen Creek

The upcoming Home Rule vote is important for Queen Creek residents. Why? A “yes” vote allows local control over the budgeting process for the town. Under current state law, a “no” vote would result in a 75 percent cut to the town’s budget. Imagine public safety, streets, water, parks and every other budget being cut to […]