A collection of political news from across the state:

• Arizona House Republicans agree to $9.24 billion budget deal azstarnet.com

• Steller: Congressional candidate acknowledges 'checkered past' azstarnet.com

• Tom Horne critics slam new ad featuring Arizona attorney general azcentral.com

• Fact Check: Shutdown-donation reimbursement azcentral.com 

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at jferguson@azstarnet.com or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson