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

• Sen. Melvin's Earth Day message: Blame trees for water shortage azstarnet.com

• Arizona lawmakers end session with flurry of measures azstarnet.com

• Lawmakers, late in session, OK bills including Clean Elections measure azstarnet.com

• Brewer vetoes new gun-theft law, says act is already illegal azstarnet.com

• State fires six responsible for 6,600 ignored CPS cases azstarnet.com

• The Skinny: Martha McSally stumped by her staff tucsonweekly.com

•  Mark Kelly Reacts to Brewer’s Vetoes of HB 2517 and HB 2339 tucsonweekly.com

•  Barber and McSally clash over Paul Ryan's spending plan and the A-10 tucsonweekly.com

• Sine die: 2014 Legislature crawls to a close, but special session looms azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Brewer vetoes another firearm bill, says it is unnecessary azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Flanagan provides details on CPS breakdown: “This organization was sick" azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Arizona to use Ohio drug cocktail for next execution azcentral.com

• McCain, Flake call for Senate probe of Phoenix VA azcentral.com

• Governor vetoes 5 more bills, signs 55 new laws azcentral.com

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