A collection of political news from across the state:

• Rift among Republican lawmakers leaves Arizona House without a budget deal azstarnet.com

• Appeals court hears Ariz. GOP challenge to Medicaid expansion azstarnet.com

• Appeals court hears argument against 'assessment' on Arizona hospitals azstarnet.com

• Arizona switches drugs used for executions azcentral.com

• Arizona House budget conversations break down azcentral.com

• Border-accountability bill introduced in U.S. House azcentral.com

• Fact Check: Thomas on STD rates azcentral.com

• The Skinny tucsonweekly.com

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