VOL. 19  ISSUE NO. 22   |    MAY 29 – JUNE 4, 2013


Council-elect members reveal agenda

Durkin, who lied to eject the press from a properly noticed meeting, stated he wants to introduce open government and transparency

CAVE CREEK – Monday night’s special meeting of the town council was held for the sole purpose of canvassing, or officially recognizing, the general election results.


Durkin lies and fails on transparency

Instead of wasting the time of three busy men for an hour, Durkin could have called Town Clerk Carrie Dyrek to address his question

CAVE CREEK – The slate of council candidates, which included Councilman-elect Mike Durkin (l), repeatedly accused the town of lacking transparency.


Judge creates new protected class of lawbreakers in Maricopa County

In other words, Arpaio didn’t need a 287(g) MOA for the authority to enforce violations of the INA

PHOENIX – On Friday, U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow issued a 142-page order granting a permanent injunction against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (l) and MCSO, calling the agency’s LEAR (Law Enforcement Agency Response) policy unconstitutional.

MAY 29, 2013

Applications available through May 31 for tourism and marketing task force

Scottsdale is seeking applicants to serve on a new task force overseeing the 2012 Tourism Development and Marketing Strategic Plan.

MAY 29, 2013

Supervisors cut $82.4 million and lower property taxes

Employee pay will increase first time in five years

A unanimous Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has endorsed a $2.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, some $82.4 million lower than the county currently spends.

MAY 29, 2013

Republican legislation pushes back on federal travel management rules

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Arizona residents’ ability to utilize off-highway vehicles in the state’s federally managed forests will soon be enhanced thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator Chester Crandell (R-Heber) and House Majority Leader David Gowan (R-Sierra Vista).

MAY 29, 2013

NRCC launches mobile billboard campaign against Ann Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick’s continued support of ObamaCare highlighted in local campaign

WASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Committee launched a mobile billboard campaign in Ann Kirkpatrick’s Arizona district today to highlight the Congresswoman’s continued support of ObamaCare and the law’s bureaucratic takeover by the IRS.

MAY 29, 2013

Suit to uncover political deals behind gray wolf de-listing

Closed-door meetings honed plan to strip gray wolf Endangered Species status

WASHINGTON, DC — The federal government’s plan to remove the gray wolf from the protections of the Endangered Species Act, as detailed by a draft Federal Register notice posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), is temporarily on hold.

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