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Arizona budget gets OK; fight due over CPS

Arizona budget gets OK; fight due over CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed a $9.2 billion spending plan Friday — but not before using her constitutional power to remove some items she doesn’t like.

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Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Some Tucson businesses still paying expired tax

More than 1,000 Tucson businesses could still be paying an expired tax on their buildings, not realizing the levy was abolished last year.

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Political stories from across the state (Thursday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

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Sarah Smallhouse and Si Schorr: Why the Arizona Legislature is a hothouse for odd laws

Sarah Smallhouse and Si Schorr: Why the Arizona Legislature is a hothouse for odd laws

Inquiring national minds ask: What accounts for the “super weirdness” in Arizona (Gail Collins, The New York Times, Feb. 26) and “What’s the deal with Arizona?” (Aaron Blake, Washington Post, Feb. 26).

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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It’s time to fix business-unfriendly image of Tucson and Pima County

If perception is reality, and if a new survey from the Tucson Metro Chamber is to be believed, then Tucson and Pima County are fighting an uphill battle to shake off a hazy but entrenched notion that they’re not “business friendly.”

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House approves warrantless abortion clinic inspections

House approves warrantless abortion clinic inspections

PHOENIX — Citing the need to protect women’s lives, the state House voted Tuesday to allow state health officials to make unannounced inspections at abortion clinics without first getting a warrant.

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Four Pima County Supervisors weigh in on SB1062

The Pima County Board Supervisors are weighing on a Senate Bill 1062, at least informally.

February 26, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Rocco's takes a stand against Arizona legislators

Rocco's takes a stand against Arizona legislators

In response to a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service based on sexual orientation, Rocco DiGrazia, owner of Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria, posted a sign in his window that reads "We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators."

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School districts could be forced to sell off vacant schools

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to force school districts to sell off unused campuses.

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AZ Supreme Court bars state from limiting judges' pensions

PHOENIX — State lawmakers cannot balance the budget by limiting pension benefit increases for retired judges, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Arizona Senate panel votes to dump Common Core

PHOENIX — Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted four years ago.

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Arizona Legislature moves to clamp down on local gun laws

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to make it easier for anyone to sue a city over its gun laws.

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Experimental drug use by terminally ill patients gets preliminary OK

PHOENIX — Saying a slim chance is better than none, a House panel voted Thursday to let terminally ill patients get drugs that have not yet been approved for use.

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Lawmakers discuss essential supplies for electronic disaster

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to make sure you know what to have on hand when electronic Armageddon strikes.

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Tougher animal abuse laws get preliminary nod from lawmakers

PHOENIX — A House panel agreed Tuesday to stiffen penalties for those who abuse pets, but only after carving out what essentially amounts to special treatment and looser regulations for farmers and ranchers.

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Expanding state aid to private and parochial schools on track

PHOENIX — A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense — a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.

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Female circumcision should be banned, lawmaker says

PHOENIX — Calling the practice a “war on women,” a female legislator wants to make what’s been called “female circumcision’’ a state crime.

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Proposed law wants to make elected officials to pay for adopting illegal gun laws

A proposed state law would let gun owners sue city council members or county supervisors personally if those governments pass or try to enforce gun laws that are stricter than state law.

February 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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