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After already cutting budgets by $32.6 million, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to cut the county budget by another $28.7 million. Programs that will be eliminated include night courts and a youth intervention program...Mesa Mayor Scott Smith says the Chicago Cubs' demand for better spring training facilities will be hard to meet. The Cubs have an opt-out clause which would allow them to leave Mesa at the end of the 2012 training season if facilities aren't improved...Phoenix is reportedly getting $275 million in federal stimulus money, and mayor Phil Gordon plans to use the funds to install 350 additional speeding cameras in the Valley. The plan, though, turned out to be an April Fool's Day joke by a radio station...A Phoenix man named Primitivo Almonte faces first-degree murder charges after his wife's body was found in a car outside the couple's home. Almonte allegedly sat by the car and waited for police to arrest him...Police in Michigan say they've arrested a man who was driving a truck containing more than 600 pounds of concealed marijuana, and that the truck was traveling from Phoenix to Detroit...New spies wanted: The CIA has launched a recruitment drive on the Internet and television, with ads that say things like "this career track offers rewarding, fast-paced, and high-impact challenges." Don't worry about the secrecy of such a job; just tell your spouse you're working at Wal-Mart.

County to cut budget additional $28.7M

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