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Battle over residency requirements tests the nuances of language

With two vacancies to fill in the Arizona Senate this summer, lawyers, lawmakers and potential legislators have found themselves at odds over the requirements to serve at the state Capitol.

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Amy Ball, a kindergarten teacher in the Madison Elementary School District, denounces significant pay raises Gov. Doug Ducey gave his aides while signing a state budget that included 1-percent raises over two years to teachers. (Photo by Jenna Miller/Arizona Capitol Times)

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Arizona’s teachers union called for a 20 percent pay raise for all educators in the state, arguing that if it’s good enough for Gov. Doug Ducey’s deputies, it’s good enough for teachers.