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Lawmakers advance secret-ballot measure -Day 1 (access required)

In almost staccato fashion, Senate and House committees on Aug. 9 approved new legislation aimed at guaranteeing people's right to a secret ballot in union elections. Gov. Jan Brewer called the ninth special session this term to fix the anti-union ballot measure, which the courts earlier ruled unconstitutional.

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GOP governors group dwarfs Dems in fundraising (access required)

The Republican Governors Association appears to be paying a lot more attention to Arizona than its Democratic counterpart. The RGA has about $1.2 million in its Arizona political action committee, compared to just $4,500 in the Democratic Governors Association Arizona PAC.

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Nun’s death rallies anti-immigration forces

In Arizona, the shooting death of a rancher blew the lid off simmering anger over border security and helped solidify support for a tough new immigration law. A similar eruption threatens in Virginia following the death of a Catholic nun in a car accident involving a man in the country illegally and accused of drunken driving.

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