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With a 17-13 party-line vote Tuesday, the Arizona Senate passed the consolidation bill known as SB 1073.

By Bill Helm April 18, 2019
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Thursday, the Arizona State Senate floor voted 17-13 to pass SB 1073, the bill that could lend ease to efforts to consolidate the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts.

By Bill Helm March 16, 2019
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PHOENIX -- By a 2-1 margin the state Senate on Monday approved what would be Arizona’s first-ever universal ban on texting while driving.

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VERDE VALLEY – In what she called an “extra education meeting,” Sen. Sylvia Allen will ask the State Senate’s Committee on Education to vote Thursday on SB 1073, which would leave the canvasing of votes as interpreted in Arizona Revised Statute 15-459 so each will be counted separately.

By Bill Helm February 21, 2019
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Consolidation: Three districts, three ballots
Sen. Allen says she’ll leave voting process in current form

Despite requests from the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools, SB 1073 will not combine the Cottonwood-Oak Creek, Mingus Union and Clarkdale-Jerome districts into one ballot should the consolidation question come before voters this year.

By Bill Helm February 8, 2019
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Multiple or single consolidation ballot issue stalls hearing on SB 1073
Sen. Allen considers whether consolidation election should be three ballots, or one

PHOENIX – Whether the consolidation of Cottonwood-Oak Creek and the Mingus Union school districts should be resolved with three ballots or with one ballot, Sen. Sylvia Allen decided to not bring SB 1073 to Arizona State Senate’s Committee on Education on Tuesday.

By Bill Helm February 5, 2019
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Consolidation: Three ballots? Or just one?
Sylvia Allen to present amended SB 1073 Tuesday to Senate Education Committee

Three ballots? Or one? That’s what Sen. Sylvia Allen needs to decide before she brings an amended SB 1073 at 2 p.m. Tuesday to Arizona State Senate’s Committee on Education.

By Bill Helm February 2, 2019
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The latest school district consolidation bill had its first hearing Tuesday with an assurance of added clarity from Sen. Sylvia Allen, the sponsor of the bill.

By Kelcie Grega January 24, 2019
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New consolidation bill addresses VACTE concern
Legislation dictates new district would get $50K from state

Another school district consolidation bill is making its debut in the Arizona Legislature.

January 22, 2019
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