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

• Tearful Huppenthal apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts azstarnet.com

• State leaders want feds to stop child immigration azstarnet.com

• Immigrant women, children at Tucson bus station no longer coming from Texas azstarnet.com

• ‘Act more gay’ remark still haunts Cajero Bedford azstarnet.com

• Ad Watch: Smith releases first ad *updated* azstarnet.com

• Voters to decide pay raises for lawmakers azstarnet.com

• The Skinny: Watching the Watchdog tucsonweekly.com

• Thomas appears likely to qualify for Clean Elections money azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Lawmakers, business groups urge reversal of Medicaid ruling azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

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