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Crandall introduces school safety bills (access required)

Sen. Rich Crandall (File photo)

Sen. Rich Crandall, a Mesa Republican, introduced legislation Thursday to arm school teachers in small, remote schools, raid excess funds of the Citizens Clean Election Commission to pay for more police officers on school campuses and pay for mental-health services for students.

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Brewer approves emergency funding for CPS (access required)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Gov. Jan Brewer signed an emergency appropriations bill today that provides $4.4 million for Child Protective Services to hire new staff, and lawmakers sent another bill to her desk to continue funding the Independent Redistricting Commission as it heads to trial in federal court.

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Arizona lawmakers struggle to stay on priorities

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It's early on in the Arizona legislative session, but so far the proposals described by one top Republican as "esoteric" and criticized by Democrats as unconstitutional have dominated the headlines — despite promises from GOP leaders to focus on top-tier issues such as balancing the state budget and improving education.

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Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon, D-Sahuarita

Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon, D-Sahuarita

Name: Rosanna Gabaldon Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Sahuarita Town Council, 2009-2012. Hometown: Sahuarita Legislative District: No. 2, which includes all of Santa Cruz County as well as southern reaches of Pima County, southern parts of Tucson and ...

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Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, D-San Luis

Rep. Juan Carlos Escamilla, D-San Luis

Name: Juan Carlos Escamilla Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Mayor of San Luis. Hometown: San Luis. Legislative District: No. 4, which stretches from southern Yuma County into southern Maricopa County and western Pima County. Committee Assignments: Agriculture and ...

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