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Editor’s note: Cochise County’s other Legislative District 14 elected officials, Sen. David Gowan and Rep. Becky Nutt, were presented the same questions by the Herald/Review, but as of press time have not responded. They are still welcome to provide answers to these questions.

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COCHISE COUNTY — It’s unclear whether the corporation that was awarded the state license to operate one more cannabis dispensary in Cochise County will open in Douglas as originally planned, officials say.

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental sabotage case.

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DOUGLAS — Douglas City Council voted during last Wednesday’s meeting and in a special meeting on July 16 to approve the second reading regarding the purchase of the Rivera Building, located at 357 E. 10th St., to Harrell Cooley LLC for $65,000.

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his promotion of a flat income tax rate as saving the average Arizonan $300 a year even though legislative budget staffers figure that 72% of state residents will see a benefit of less than $45.

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BISBEE — On the heels of a three–day workshop, Cochise County Planner II Christine McLachlan presented to Cochise County Supervisors possible additions to the strategic plan and building and zoning codes that could help residents outside the Sierra Vista Subwatershed preserve their water res…

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PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation putting in place an immediate $1.3 billion tax cut, set to rise to $1.9 billion, that is designed largely to benefit the most wealthy.

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PHOENIX — Saying it might lead to more — and better — candidates, state lawmakers voted Wednesday to more than triple their cost-of-living allowance, at least for those who live outside Maricopa County.

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PHOENIX — It looks like Bruce Babbitt is going to remain the last Arizona governor to have a veto overridden, at least for the time being.

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WILLCOX — In fiscal year 2022, the city of Willcox budget is projected to be more than $7.2 million, a big jump from fiscal years 2020 and 2021 when it was more than $4.4 million.

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BISBEE — Though a new five-year fee schedule to recover the actual costs for environmental health inspections was proposed, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors wants to have more information before the matter comes before them for approval.

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BISBEE — As the county continues to pay the minimum payment on the debt owed to the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, the debt grows at $1.5 million a year, expected to reach $36,750,774 in 2022.

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PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers voted Friday to require that students be exposed to the stories of people who have fled communism as part of a curriculum to prepare them to be “civically responsible and knowledgeable adults.’’

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PHOENIX — Republican state representatives voted Friday to allow the owners of small businesses — and anyone who organizes their finances for tax purposes as one — to escape paying the voter-approved income tax surcharge on the wealthy to fund education.