Tucson headlines: Anti-tax protest; Redistricting hearing; Vail incorporation

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Local conservatives took their anti-tax message to Congressman Raul Grijalva's office Thursday afternoon.

Members of the Pima County Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity want Grijalva to get on board with the balanced budget amendment.

It calls for spending caps and a requirement of a super-majority to raise taxes.

"We need a plan, we need action now, the American people just cannot wait while the country is left in this terrible economic condition," said Judy Hoelscher with Americans for Prosperity.

The rally was one of dozens by conservative groups outside congressional offices nationwide.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The county held their final public hearing on the redistricting of maps.

A committee thursday voted and approved the new maps 3-to-1. Some of the boundaries will determine precincts as well as new boundaries to the county's 5 districts.

"The purpose was to review the current county district maps, to bring it into compliance with the 2010 Census.  This is a process which is done every 10 years,"

The advisory panel was appointed by members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Vail community advisory board took another step toward incorporation Thursday night.

The process now moves into phase 3 in which a new sub-committee will look into the costs and  logistics of potential incorporation.

The movement is picking up steam after an overwhelming majority of residents spoke out in favor of the move during a town hall months ago.

Thursday night however, several voters came out to demand more information.