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Up Close with House Speaker Andy Tobin (access required)

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I didn’t talk to a single person who thought a special session was on the table in the days before it actually happened. Did you see the special session coming at all? You’re always aware that there’s a possibility of a special session. The question is, what triggers a special?

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UpClose with Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor (access required)

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How shocked were you that the governor pushed for Medicaid expansion at the State of the State? And are you surprised that she accomplished that? I’m going to admit I’m not shocked at all. The reason being is, when I first came in as leader, we set out to meet with [Brewer] to go over and have a chance to talk with her, and in our discussions, of course naturally the conversation of Medicaid came out…

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Horne campaign finance case sent to Yavapai County prosecutor (access required)

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Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk has agreed to pursue campaign finance allegations against Attorney General Tom Horne and a top aide.

Arizona Solicitor General Robert Ellman, who reports directly to Horne, stated in a June 27 letter to Polk that he was referring the case to her office to avoid a conflict of interest in the case.

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It was a promise, not a threat

During the session, opponents warned lawmakers that Laws 2013, Chapter 62 (H2600: judicial nominees; minimum reqs; records) was going to wind up in court, and now it’s looking like it might be one of the first pieces of legislation from the session to be the subject of a lawsuit.

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