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Former Arizona Senate President Bob Usdane dies

Former Republican Arizona Senate President Bob Usdane has died. He was 74.

Usdane’s granddaughter Carlyn Shepp says he died Tuesday. A cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

Usdane represented Scottsdale in the Legislature from 1977 to 1991. During his tenure as Senate president, Usdane presided over the impeachment trial of Gov. Evan Mecham.

In 2004, Usdane ran for Scottsdale mayor but lost in the primary.

While chairing the Senate Health committee, Usdane helped craft the state’s version of Medicaid, called the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System.

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