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Lawmaker who blocked hearing on Ariz. medical-pot research funding faces recall effort

PHOENIX — Supporters of medical marijuana research have targeted a Republican state senator for recall because she is blocking a measure that could fund it.

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House budget would boost funding for vocational education in Pima County

Career and technical education programs in Pima County could get a small budget boost if the state Senate passes the House-approved budget.

March 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track

Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track

Live dog racing could come to an end in Southern Arizona without Tucson Greyhound Park shuttering its doors.

March 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Proposed state funding not enough to start UA veterinary program, officials say

PHOENIX — Plans to create a veterinary school at the University of Arizona have hit a roadblock as state lawmakers approved just enough money to tease the idea but not enough to actually make it happen.

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Rift among Republican lawmakers leaves Arizona House without a budget deal

PHOENIX — Saying the plan shorts child safety and education, six dissident House Republicans said Wednesday that talks have broken down with their own party leaders, leaving a proposed $9.2 billion state budget in limbo.

March 26, 2014 7:03 pmLoading…

State GOP leaders work late on new budget plan

PHOENIX — House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now.

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Funding option for University of Arizona pot study suddenly gone

PHOENIX — A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to singlehandedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.

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$22 million bond for new Pima County animal shelter will be on November ballot

$22 million bond for new Pima County animal shelter will be on November ballot

Pima County voters will get to decide this fall whether to spend $22 million to build a new animal shelter.

March 18, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Arizona House passes bill allowing guns in more public buildings

Arizona House passes bill allowing guns in more public buildings

PHOENIX — Saying Arizonans have “God-given rights to defend themselves,” the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone bring a concealed weapon into many public buildings, as long as he or she has a permit.

March 12, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Orr wants pot fees to fund pot prevention

PHOENIX — State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to persuade everyone else not to use the drug.

February 20, 2014 11:00 amLoading…

Orr to seek restored funding for some JTED programs

As the Arizona Legislature kicks into full gear, state Rep. Ethan Orr, R-Tucson, is looking to restore funding for freshman high school students in a statewide technical training and education program.

February 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Minimum required car insurance could go up. Premiums too.

PHOENIX — Arizona motorists may soon have to buy, and pay more for, additional insurance coverage.

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City to seek state help paying for Sun Van disabled service

Disabled riders on the city’s Sun Van service are closer to catching a break on fares, while at the same time putting more money into city coffers.

November 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Road Runner: Solution may be at hand for Sun Van fare hike issue

Even though your regular Road Runner is on the road this week, there are a couple of interesting transportation items to pass on in his absence — namely, the city might have a solution to that sticky Sun Van fare problem, and the promise to patch some of those crumbling city streets is moving along.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Cycling safety advocate treats second crash with Tucson driver as a teachable moment

Cycling safety advocate treats second crash with Tucson driver as a teachable moment

Firefighter Brendan Lyons is still in one piece, but his bike isn’t.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Council votes to cancel Sun Van fare hike

A proposal to eliminate the low-income rate for Sun Van used by many with a serious developmental or physical disability has been rejected.

September 11, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…

Panel OKs police's destruction of legal pot

PHOENIX - Rejecting the pleas of the state's former top federal prosecutor, a House panel voted Thursday to let police destroy marijuana they have seized, even if it turns out the person had a right to possess it.

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

House blocks destruction of buyback guns

PHOENIX - The state House voted Thursday to slam the door on gun "buyback" programs, even when the owners specifically ask that their weapons be destroyed.

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Conservative group sponsoring Medicaid forum Thursday

A conservative political advocacy group is inviting the public to a free forum about Medicaid this week in Tucson.

March 05, 2013 6:15 amLoading…

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