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

• Appeals court grants temporary halt to new Ariz. abortion rules azstarnet.com

• Grass, dry conditions leave parts of Arizona facing busy wildfire season azstarnet.com

• Arizona Legislative budget hits 3-way impasse azcentral.com

• Another 'religious freedom' bill dies in Legislature azcentral.com

• Phoenix eliminated from hosting 2016 Republican National Convention azcentral.com

• The Skinny:Defying her royal majesty/Monkey business tucsonweekly.com

• Bill to provide tax break for Grand Canyon University scrapped as unconstitutional azcapitoltimes.com (Subscription required)

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