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  • 19 lawmakers absent on first day of special session

    Seventy lawmakers registered votes on all four of the budget bills that were passed by the Legislature July 6. One senator, Russell Pearce of Mesa, voted on a couple of the bills but skipped out on the two education-related measures.  The other 19 lawmakers were …

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  • Unity among lawmakers sends strong message to Brewer

    It was, without question, a strange set of circumstances that led to the unanimous approval of four budget bills on July 6. Four months of infighting among Republicans. A legal challenge of the original GOP-authored state budget. Sweeping vetoes by a Republican governor. A last-minute …

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