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Critic of Clean Elections benefitted from program (access required)

In his Arizona Capitol Times commentary (“Why Clean Elections needs to end now,” June 5), Rep. Rick Murphy calls for the end of Clean Elections in Arizona. Rep. Murphy calls Clean Elections “un-American” and notes that he has been opposed to Clean Elections since it was first proposed. His major complaint is that his participating opponents receive matching funds when he outspends them.

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The $1 billion disagreement (access required)

Tax increases. Prison privatization. Lottery securitization. Fund sweeps. Deep spending cuts. Numerous points of contention exist between Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature regarding the budget. But before the two sides can sort out those disagreements, they will have to determine exactly how big the fiscal 2010 deficit is.

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UpClose with Susan Gerard (access required)

Susan Gerard has spent the past 20 years molding and monitoring the state’s health care system. Her expertise has led to positions as the chair of the House and Senate health committees, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services and, most recently, as a member of the board of directors for the Maricopa County Special Health District.

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The Southern Arizona Auto Company (access required)

The Stevens-Duryea Company produced cars in Chicopee Falls, Mass., between 1901 and 1915 and from 1919 to 1927. The company’s first foray into the car business began with the introduction of a two-cylinder, five-horsepower runabout that sold for $1,200. The firm produced 61 cars in 1902 and 483 in 1903.

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