PHOENIX — The Senate Ethics Committee voted Thursday, Oct. 5, to investigate whether a Democrat lawmaker broke the law in how she gathered signatures to thwart expansion of the voucher program that lets parents use public dollars to send their children to private and parochial schools.
Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman reminds voters to be eligible to vote in the City of Prescott election Nov. 7, you must register by Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Field of candidates reduced to five
The number of Prescott City Council candidates dropped by one this week when incumbent Councilman Greg Lazzell announced that he was withdrawing from the race.
Mengarelli, Wilcox advance in race for mayor
The City of Prescott’s run-off election in November is shaping up to be a virtual repeat of the primary, minus one mayoral candidate and two propositions.
Prop. 443 passes by 8 percentage points
Two years after Prescott voters overwhelmingly rejected a 0.55-percent pension-related sales tax, they turned around this year and approved a 0.75-percent sales tax for the same purpose.
Unofficial results as of 7:30 p.m.
These are the most current results available for the Prescott Primary Election, Aug. 29, 2017.
Prescott voters to decide council seats, propositions
Today is election day for the City of Prescott’s primary election where voters will decide positions on the City Council as well as two propositions, including a sales tax hike.
Turnout already 43%; voters’ ballots are due Tuesday
About 43 percent of Prescott voters have already cast their ballots, and remaining voters now have about three days until the deadline.
Mengarelli more than doubles most raised by closest opponent
Total money collected in the City of Prescott’s primary campaign season is approaching the quarter-million-dollar mark.
Two of three mayoral candidates had groups working to defeat them
Two of Prescott’s mayoral candidates have been targets of negative campaigning this year, according to financial disclosure reports that were filed with the Prescott City Clerk’s office this past week.
Defamation lawsuit continues
A bid to block a Phoenix-based organization from “repeating the publication of false and defamatory statements” about Prescott mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin was withdrawn this week.
Should Prescott use its cash on hand for pension debt?
For some voters, word this past week that the City of Prescott has a fund balance of $123.5 million begged a question: Why is a sales-tax increase needed if the city has so much money on hand?
Proposition 442 is ‘equally important’ as Proposition 443
The City of Prescott’s bid to extend its Home Rule Option for another four years (Proposition 442) may not have generated as much voter interest as Proposition 443, but officials say it is also critical to the city’s future.
29,008 ballots were mailed out Aug. 7
Prescott’s nearly 30,000 registered voters should all have received their city primary ballots by today, Aug. 14.
City attorney says complaint may be premature
Prescott Mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin has followed up last week’s campaign-related defamation lawsuit with a claim of election finance fraud by the organization that sent out recent mailers about her.
Growing PSPRS payments could lead to police, fire cuts
When massive heartburn and chest pains signal the onset of a heart attack, seconds can count.
CWAG, public ask questions during forum
All but two candidates running for Prescott City Council or Mayor this election season were present to provide their views on water issues facing the Prescott area during this year’s Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) candidate forum Saturday.
Attorneys will seek names of donors behind mailers
Shedding light on who paid for two recent “dark-money” campaign mailers will be central to a defamation lawsuit that lawyers for mayoral candidate Mary Beth Hrin filed this week.
Early voting for the Prescott Primary Election begins Wednesday, Aug. 2, and continues through Tuesday, Aug. 29, Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman announced.
Over the next 10 years, the City of Prescott predicts that a 0.75-percent sales tax increase would generate upwards of $11 million annually.
In the eyes of opponents of Prescott’s Proposition 443, a sales tax increase will do nothing more than deal temporarily with the city’s budget issues.
For two hours Thursday evening, July 28, eight of the nine Prescott Mayor and City Council candidates responded to questions on hot-button issues such as Proposition 443, airport expansion, and job creation.
The Wednesday, July 26, meeting of the Legislative Ad Hoc Committee on Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) in Prescott is still on but will be a town hall meeting, said Rep. Noel Campbell.
Voter-approved protection limits reform efforts
With a statewide pension shortfall totaling $7.7 billion, the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) has long been on the receiving end of reform measures.
With approval of a consultant contract in February 2017, the City of Prescott has renewed its push for economic development — especially for high-tech companies that could benefit from the proximity to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.