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Where do Arizona Residents Receive Most Value for Property Taxes?

In a study by the New York financial technology company Smart Asset, Yavapai County ranked among the places in Arizona where property tax dollars are being spent most effectively. The study analyzed metrics including quality of local schools, home values and effective property tax rates to find where people were getting the most value. The

News

After weeks of fighting, ballot counting may be near finish in Arizona

All 15 Arizona counties had submitted official election results by Monday to the secretary of state, who will certify them in the next week or sooner – ending a contentious weeks-long battle over a normally routine process. That included GOP lawsuits challenging the election, angry rallies outside the Maricopa County Ballot Tabulation Center and even

State

Coconino official joins plea for continued federal support of rural counties

Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta urged federal officials Wednesday to honor their commitments to fund rural counties, where increased demand for services from COVID-19 comes “at a time when we are stretched very thin to provide them.” Archuleta joined other county officials from across the country on a National Association of Counties call to discuss

State

Officials take steps to head off flu, as state continues COVID-19 fight

State officials Monday laid out a plan for “aggressively” combating the upcoming influenza season as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, with the first step being to urge people to get a flu shot as soon as possible. The state plans to increase funding for Medicaid recipients to get flu shots, combine flu-shot sites with coronavirus testing

Politics

Hobbs confident safeguards are in place for smooth, secure Aug. 4 primary

A lot goes into running a successful election in a normal year, but in the era of COVID-19 that also includes 3,200 gallons of hand sanitizer. That’s one of several items on a shopping list that includes gloves, masks and face shields, as state elections officials work to make sure they have safeguards in place

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