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Governor Doug Ducey’s 2017 budget plan includes money for families of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots and Representative Noel Campbell takes another try at group homes.

Watch for delays on Highway 169 this week due to a safety improvement project.

ADOT officials are working on the project, which includes new turn lanes at Cherry Creek and Orme Roads. Today and tomorrow, crews will be setting up traffic control and placing concrete barriers to provide a safe work zone. Work hours are 6 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday. In addition to new turn lanes, this 1.6 million dollar project includes widening the existing roadway, drainage improvements, signing and new striping.

Governor Doug Ducey’s 2017 budget plan includes money for families of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots.

The Governor has unveiled his 9.5 billion dollar spending plan, which includes money the State obligated itself to spend when it settled claims last year with the families of the 19 Hot Shots, who were killed on June 30th, 2013. As the budget and other issues are discussed during the State Legislative Session, Representative Noel Campbell explains he’s still pushing for a group home bill, an earlier version of which failed last year. Campbell dropped the bill at the start of session 1 week ago. Representative Karen Fann says she’s familiar with this problem in Prescott. The Legislature is off today due to the Martin Luther King Junior holiday. A Northern Arizona public budget briefing is scheduled for 2:30 Wednesday at the Flagstaff Medical Center Auditorium, located on Beaver Street.

Even though the Prescott City Council won’t be holding a regular session tomorrow, the Water Issues Committee will be holding a meeting on certain projects.

The Committee, which is made up of Councilmen Jim Lamerson, Steve Sischka and Steve Blair, will discuss the status of projects with water service agreement applications. According to Water Resource Manager Leslie Graser, in November Council put a 90 day suspension into place on City alternative water applications. There are some exceptions, including projects that had filed before the suspension date and projects the City is contractually entitled to provide water to. Graser has provided a list of projects with applications submitted, including a 66 unit residence hall at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a 291 lot subdivision formerly known as Centerpointe South.

The meeting starts at 9 tomorrow morning in the City Hall Lower Level Conference Room, located on South Cortez Street.

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