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Biggs boots Crandall from office

Yesterday afternoon, Biggs sent a letter to Bennett unilaterally declaring Crandall’s Senate seat vacant, despite the letter Crandall delivered earlier in the week making his resignation effective Aug. 31.

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Saving a railway (access required)


The Arizona Commerce Authority’s deal-closing fund became more of a deal-making fund during the 2013 legislative session, opening the possibility that more special projects could be in the agency’s future.

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Constitutional Question (access required)


Supporters of Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits are planning for the long game and warn opponents that success may come with a steep price if they convince a judge to overturn HB2593.

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Biggs gives Crandall an early boot from Arizona State Senate (access required)

Andy Biggs wins bid for Arizona Senate President

Rich Crandall's Arizona state Senate seat was declared vacant by Senate President Andy Biggs on Aug. 22, days after Crandall notified Biggs that his resignation won’t take effect until midnight on Aug. 31. Biggs cited a portion of Arizona law that declares a legislative office can be deemed vacant now that Crandall is no longer a resident of the district.

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A new GOP game in town

Gowan and Olson are heading up a new IE committee, named the House Victory PAC, even though Tobin’s Republican House Victory committee, which raised and spent money for House Republicans last year, is still operational.

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