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State high court voids 2018 law on city elections

By: Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services April 14, 2021

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The Arizona Supreme Court has once again nullified efforts by lawmakers to tell Tucson — and all the state’s charter cities — when they can have their elections. 

In a 5-1 ruling Wednesday, the justices rejected arguments by Attorney General Mark Brnovich that a 2018 law requiring cities to select their mayors and council members to coincide with statewide elections is constitutional. 

3/30/2021 House, Senate discard mask requirement

3/30/2021 House, Senate discard mask requirement

Calling it a matter of personal freedom, Republican state senators voted Monday to allow themselves to take off their masks. 

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking a federal judge to rule that Arizona can take billions from the federal government in the new virus aid package without having to comply with a provision barring the state from using the cash for tax breaks.

Brnovich: County’s political contributions ban violates 1st Amendment

Local governments cannot stop their employees from donating to candidates for local offices, Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded.

Ducey accuses Biden of creating border crisis

Surrounded by Republican politicians, Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday insisted that everything that is now going wrong on the border is the fault of President Biden, his administration and the Democratic Congress.

Show your community pride by participating in the 4th Annual “Bean Bag Day” event on Saturday, April 24.

Surprise, A‌Z (March 26, 2021) On Monday, April 12, Surprise City Hall and other city administrative buildings will open to the public, following a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Additionally, meetings of the City Council and all boards and commissions will open to in-person attendance effective that date.

City’s summer job program for teens now accepting applications

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The City of Surprise is offering a summer job program for income-eligible Surprise teens between the ages of 15 – 19.

Through the City Council-approved Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), applicants must be available to work up to 25 hours a week for five weeks between 

June 14 through July 16. Chosen interns will earn $12.15 per hour.  

Surprise, A‌Z (March 23, 2021) The Surprise City Council invites you to tune in for the premiere of the 2021 State of the City video presentation on Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. 

Property rules up for discussion. If you have an opinion on this issue and want to get in on the conversation, send your letters to jstone@newszap.com

Surprise City Councilman Ken Remley sounds off on a new property maintenance ordinance city officials want the Surprise City Council to enact. (Courtesy of Surprise TV)

Sterling Grove opening up to rave reviews. Unique course drawing in golfers from across the state, By Jason Stone…………………………. Independent Newsmedia

S‌urprise, A‌Z (March 22, 2021) The Surprise City Council will hold a Budget Retreat on Friday, April 16 in City Council Chambers. In an effort to preserve public health, the retreat will be closed to public attendance, but will be televised for public viewing.

The televised retreat begins at 9 a.m. There will be a lunch break approximately between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.