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  • Senate reaches filing deadline; fewer bills on tap

    The bill moratorium is over, but senators still filed fewer bills this year than they did last year. This year, 443 bills were filed in the Senate before the Feb. 1 deadline. The House still has another week before representatives are cut off.

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  • Pierce replaces Gorman on Senate Finance Committee

    Sen. Pamela Gorman’s resignation of her Senate seat on Jan. 25 created a vacancy in the Senate Finance Committee, where she served as member.

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  • Lawmakers’ first duty: Show up and vote

    Here’s the simple mathematics of representative government: Arizona taxpayers pay for lawmakers to show up and vote on every bill in the Legislature. Now here’s the flaw in that equation: Lawmakers get paid whether they show up or not. Unfortunately, many Arizona residents were underrepresented at the Capitol during last year’s regular legislative session.

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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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  • Brewer v. Legislature – highlights from today’s hearing

    Myriad Republican lawmakers attended this morning’s Arizona Supreme Court hearing in the legal challenge that pits Gov. Jan Brewer against top Republicans in the Legislature. The hearing lasted about an hour, with both sides given 30 minutes to present their arguments to the five state …

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