A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today (and over the weekend):

• Orr will remain on the ballot azstarnet.com

• Democratic PAC poll shows Barber with lead over McSally azstarnet.com

• Nominating signatures for Wooten challenged in Congressional District 2 azstarnet.com

• Ruling: Arizona defendants can represent themselves during appeals azstarnet.com

• Metro Week: Pima County property taxes likely going up azpm.org

• McCain: Cantor wasn't doomed by immigration reform azcentral.com

• VA patient load outpaced budget azcentral.com

• Smith proposes cabinet-level “competitive officer” azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

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