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Smith, Bartle battle for Senate seat in LD11

Smith, Bartle battle for Senate seat in LD11

Voters will choose between political experience and business experience in District 11.

July 12, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: A tale of two Als

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: A tale of two Als

I planned to write this week about Al Melvin, the Arizona state senator and failed gubernatorial candidate who wears his “conservative Christian” label more in your face than on his sleeve.

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Melvin pulls out of governor's race, cites funding

Melvin pulls out of governor's race, cites funding

State senator couldn't line up enough supporters to qualify for state funding. 

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Melvin leaves race for governor

Melvin leaves race for governor

State Senator Al Melvin is dropping out of the race for governor, conceding he doesn't have enough $5 donations to qualify for Clean Elections funding.

June 23, 2014 11:42 am Photos

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Sen. Melvin may exit gubernatorial race

Sen. Melvin may exit gubernatorial race

Having trouble coming up with required amount of $5 donations

June 20, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Arizona pulling out of multistate consortium crafting student tests

PHOENIX — Arizona is pulling out of a controversial multistate consortium that is crafting tests for students.

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Arizona races shape up as candidates file paperwork

Arizona races shape up as candidates file paperwork

Two Southern Arizona lawmakers were essentially reelected Wednesday simply by submitting several hundred signatures.

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Steller: What Sunnyside’s landslide recall vote means, and more politics

The results in the Sunnyside school board recall election were so unexpectedly lopsided that moments before the early results were posted, recall leader Richard Hernandez told me he thought only one board member would be voted out — Bobby Garcia.

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Smith files more than 10,000 signatures to get on August ballot

Smith files more than 10,000 signatures to get on August ballot

Republican Scott Smith is the third Republican to file nominating petition signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office this morning to run for governor.

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GOP governor hopefuls mostly of one mind in SaddleBrooke debate

Unlike his rivals for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said he supports outgoing Gov. Jan Brewer’s push to expand Medicaid to take advantage of the federal government’s agreement to pay most of the cost.

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Jones, Goddard officially enter statewide races

Jones, Goddard officially enter statewide races

Two candidates for state offices - Republican Christine Jones and Democrat Terry Goddard - have filed nominating petition signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office Monday morning.

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Sen. Melvin's Earth Day message: Blame trees for water shortage

Sen. Melvin's Earth Day message: Blame trees for water shortage

State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin (R-Tucson) sent out this tweet on Tuesday:

April 23, 2014 8:22 am Photos

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Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

PHOENIX — Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their electric vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.

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Galllardo makes ethics complaint against Melvin

On Sen. Al Melvin’s (R-Tucson) legislative bio, there is a sentence that directs readers to www.votealmelvin.com in order to contact him. That website is a violation of campaign ethics according to Sen. Steve Gallardo (D-Phoenix). “It’s definitely illegal for him to utilize the state w…

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GOP hopefuls for governor tout experience at Prescott debate

The Daily Courier in Prescott has posted a story this morning about a Republican gubernatorial debate held last Friday.

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Senators vote to rebuff Melvin, retain Common Core standards

The Senate voted 18-12 Wednesday to kill Tucson Republican Sen. Al Melvin’s legislation forbidding Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards adopted by the National Governors Association.

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Arizona Senate kills bill to drop Common Core standards

Arizona Senate kills bill to drop Common Core standards

PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate today voted to kill a bill that would have scrapped the Common Core education standards.

March 05, 2014 3:23 pmLoading…

Senate votes to dump Common Core

PHOENIX — Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin persuaded Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years ago.

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Arizona Senate: Dump Common Core education standards

Arizona Senate: Dump Common Core education standards

Calling them a federal "dictate," Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote today to scrap the Common Core standards that the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.

March 04, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Bill would create unpaid training for Arizona's jobless

A bill that would create a new kind of job-training program to help the unemployed get back to work faster is advancing in the Arizona Senate.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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