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Mayor Mila Besich Reappointed to Serve on National League of Cities’   Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committe

Superior, Arizona — January 12, 2022— Mayor Mila Besich of Superior has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2022 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Federal Advocacy Committee. First elected to a one-year term in 2020, Mayor Besich will continue to provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal …

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Potentially devastating school budget cuts

*Reprinted with permission. By Former Superintendents, Jim Rice and John Pedicone  Many people may not be aware of an impending education funding crisis that threatens to cripple public schools across Arizona. There is a state process known as the aggregate spending limit, which is part of the state budget. The Arizona Constitution established the …

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Could a spending limit created over 40 years ago force schools to close this Spring?

Arizona’s schools may be forced to close as early as April 1 this spring.   Not because of COVID this time, but because of a perfect storm of problems with our state’s school funding system.  (Funding that by the way, despite recent increases, still ranks as the lowest in the nation).   The irony is that this spring, school districts are …

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Forest Service authorizes $2.3 million to replace range allotment infrastructure destroyed by Telegraph Fire 

PHOENIX, December 7, 2021 – The Tonto National Forest received approval for $2.3 million of Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) funding to repair or replace infrastructure damaged and destroyed as a result of the Telegraph Fire, the largest wildfire in Arizona during the 2021 wildfire season. Following post-fire assessments, the Tonto submitted …

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Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Start Deliberation on Final Maps

  Phoenix, AZ – Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission will complete its final week of listening to in-person comments and virtual town halls on December 4, 2021. The schedule is on the following link: draft maps public hearings. With only two in-person meetings and one virtual town hall meeting left, the …

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Arizona nonprofits report cautious return to in-person events

Survey finds 45% of recent events were a hybrid of in-person and virtual      PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov 16, 2021): Nonprofits across Arizona, still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, are assessing and implementing strategies about how to resume events, programs, meetings and in-office work.              An early fourth-quarter …

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Chairman Rambler weighs in on legislation which would block Resolution Copper Mine.

San Carlos Apache Reservation—According to a poll conducted by FM3Research , nearly 75 percent of Arizona likely voters oppose the construction of the proposed Resolution Copper Mine that would destroy Chí’chil Biłdagoteel, a sacred Western Apache site also known as Oak Flat located on the Tonto National Forest east of …

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