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

• Lawmaker's lawyer argues court can't order them to give more to schools azstarnet.com

• Judicial candidates can campaign and raise funds, federal court decides azstarnet.com

• Gubernatorial candidate Jones' work history questioned azcentral.com

• Front-runner questions dog campaign; labels ID "known liberal Republicans" azcentral.com

• Arizona House members push key campaign issues azcentral.com

• Democrats face tough landscape in 2014 midterms azcentral.com

•  Smith company has unpaid tax bill with city azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• State has boosted CPS budget by more than $240 million in six years azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Arizona judge won’t clarify ruling on marijuana azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

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