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

• Steller: Tucson senator's 'act more gay' comment boosts opponent, and more azstarnet.com

• Democrats criticize criticism of Barber and Kirkpatrick over Obama-care azstarnet.com

• A peek at Arizona budget: Universities funded fully; district-run charters aren’t azstarnet.com

• Power outage: Budget stalemate stymies House and Senate azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Records hint why inmates’ sentences were commuted by Brewer azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• Medical marijuana supporters decry PTSD research bill halt azcapitoltimes.com (subscription required)

• $1 billion settlement to aid Navajo mine cleanup azcentral.com

• Bill to help Arizona police share information on suspects azcentral.com

• Pollster: Arizona's switch from red to blue 'inevitable' azcentral.com

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