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Supervisor Andy Kunasek has been elected as chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for 2013 and vowed to work on giving greater flexibility and transparency to the county’s regulatory system to encourage economic growth.
Under a new state law, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors will go from three to five members after the next general election.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors abused its power by seizing the county treasurer's information and technology department last year, according to a lawsuit filed this week by Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins.
Maricopa County Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will be accepting letters of interest and resumes from individuals interested in replacing former Maricopa County Assessor Keith Russell who resigned after being appointed the East Mesa Justice of the Peace.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is accepting letters of interest and resumes from county residents in order to find a replacement for Maricopa County Assessor Keith Russell.
A judge has voided a new state law that its sponsor admits was designed to shift control of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors from Democrats to Republicans.
A federal civil-rights investigation has been launched against the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
At least two of the Pinal County Supervisors on a three-member board will be new blood, according to early election results.
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas asked a judge Friday to order the Board of Supervisors into mediation to resolve the lawsuit that erupted from a bitter power struggle in December.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced Wednesday it will hold a special ratification meeting at 10:05 a.m. Monday to authorize legal actions that were taken during a meeting last week that violated the state's Open Meetings Law.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio doesn't need an extra $1.6 million from the state in order to arrest illegal immigrants.
Recently, the Tribune published an in-depth investigative report that described how a dramatic shift in focus to immigrants by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has led to increased response times to emergencies and a decrease in investigations and arrests of violent crimes such as rape. The Tribune reported July 24 that county Supervisor Don Stapley has requested information from the sheriff’s office concerning these issues. He made the request only “after reading about the issue in the Tribune.”
Bryan Martyn had a clear lead in the early returns for supervisor of the pivotal District 2 Board of Supervisors race in northeastern Pinal County. Martyn was leading Todd House and Danielle Tomerlin in the Republican race for a place in the Nov. 4 general election, which will be more work, he said.
Protesters attend the Board of Supervisors meeting Monday in Phoenix.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday adopted a final budget of $429,878,000 for the 2010-11 fiscal year.
A Maricopa County Attorney spokesman lambasted a motion filed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Superior Court urging the court to require the board's approval before any specially appointed deputy county attorneys attend "the grand jury."
Our view: Maricopa County Andrew Thomas' words is right when he says the county Board of Supervisors can't be allowed to get so powerful that they can shut down any attempt to get to the bottom of corruption allegations against one of their own.
Our View: We’ve mentioned before that Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas can be his own worst enemy. Thomas has picked so many fights with the county Board of Supervisors and the judiciary that it’s easy to be cynical when yet another brouhaha erupts around him at the courthouse. Yet, Thomas’ words have a ring of truth when he says that the supervisors can’t be allowed to get so powerful that they can completely shut down any attempt to get to the bottom of corruption allegations against one of their own.
The lawyer hired by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to advise it on conflict-of-interest issues that arose after the indictment of Supervisor Don Stapley once worked for the developer at the core of the criminal investigation, the Tribune has learned.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is set to meet behind closed doors today to consider whether the board has a conflict of interest with the county attorney.
At least one member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors wants to learn more about Sheriff Joe Arpaio's operations.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a replacement for state Rep. Sam Crump of Anthem.
Editor's Note: These letters to the editor have been sorted by topic by the Tribune editorial staff in an effort to allow readers to read varied opinions on the issues, candidates, and other circumstances surrounding the 2012 general election. These submissions are the opinions of the author, not the Tribune, and have not been edited for grammar or content.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to reject a settlement reached by county risk management in the Deborah Ballard case. This decision represents foolish pandering and fiscal irresponsibility.