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Lawmakers set priorities going into new session

Lawmakers set priorities going into new session

Southern Arizona lawmakers look to tackle budget loopholes, dark money in the next session

November 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Election 2014: List of winners in Arizona

Election 2014: List of winners in Arizona

Winners of races in Arizona.

November 05, 2014 5:51 amLoading…
Steve Farley's not-so-secret plan to become Senate president

Steve Farley's not-so-secret plan to become Senate president

Farley turns his energy (and cash) to helping five Senate candidates.

September 29, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Political Notebook: Democratic ballot requires no heavy lifting

Political Notebook: Democratic ballot requires no heavy lifting

Political news and gossip here in the Old Pueblo.

August 08, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
City's texting-while-driving law results in few tickets

City's texting-while-driving law results in few tickets

Tucson police say texting ban is too hard to enforce.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Streetcar culminates a decades-long effort

Streetcar culminates a decades-long effort

Timeline showing how the streetcar materialized.

July 19, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Legislatives races in District 9, 10 will be decided in November

Legislatives races in District 9, 10 will be decided in November

Who will represent the residents in state legislative Districts 9 and 10 will, for the most part, not be decided until November.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Brewer signs bill creating new child-welfare agency

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed groundbreaking legislation Thursday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety, at least in part to solve problems that she may have helped create.

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Arizona races shape up as candidates file paperwork

Arizona races shape up as candidates file paperwork

Two Southern Arizona lawmakers were essentially reelected Wednesday simply by submitting several hundred signatures.

May 28, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

Steller: 'Moderatometer' measures Ethan Orr's session

Now that the legislative session is over, perhaps it’s a good time to take out that trusty old political instrument, the moderatometer, and stick it under the tongue of Tucson’s favorite debatably moderate legislator, Ethan Orr.

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Hotel requirement dropped from Rio Nuevo mandate

Hotel requirement dropped from Rio Nuevo mandate

Rio Nuevo has gotten the green light from the state to start spending money on downtown redevelopment without building a hotel first.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Senate agrees to expand Arizona's private-school tuition program

PHOENIX — Up to 120,000 youths living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer-funded tuition to private and parochial schools.

April 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Senate budget faces opposition from Brewer

PHOENIX — A $9.21 million spending plan approved Tuesday by the state Senate could face a gubernatorial veto because it underfunds state universities, an aide to Gov. Jan Brewer said.

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Budget slice for Arizona kids gets bigger

PHOENIX — Caving in part to demands by the governor, the state Senate voted 16-13 Thursday for a nearly $9.2 billion spending plan that includes more cash for child welfare and education than they had first offered.

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Arizona lawmakers renew push to dump Common Core education standards

Arizona lawmakers renew push to dump Common Core education standards

PHOENIX — Unable to kill outright the Common Core program, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out of the national education standards.

March 12, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.

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State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good — or bad — a job the federal government does in securing the border.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Deadly dust storms demand urgent individual, government answers

Dust storms can whip up in a flash and have proved to be a serious danger to people traveling on Arizona highways, as unfortunately illustrated by the death of three people killed in a blinding storm last month on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak.

November 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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