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With a 17-13 party-line vote Tuesday, the Arizona Senate passed the consolidation bill known as SB 1073.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another school district consolidation bill is making its debut in the Arizona Legislature.