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Campbell offers comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence (access required)

Arizona House of Representatives Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, speaks as he offers a plan to push a $100 million school and community safety plan that would triple funding for school resource officers, add money for mental health treatment and require background checks on all buyers at gun shows, at the Arizona Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, Phoenix.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

House Minority Leader Chad Campbell’s ideas for preventing a mass school shooting in Arizona include more cops in schools, more money pumped into the public-health system and stricter gun laws.

With a school resource officer and an award winning school counselor to help him make his case at a Jan. 9 press conference, Campbell said the cost of his 12-point plan would be $261 million. That would come from cutting a prized school-choice program favored by Republicans - the School Tuition Organization tax credit – as well as changes to tax laws and money from a $676 million budget surplus.

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Only 2 years until election day

The Republic released the results of the poll conducted over the weekend on the 2014 AG’s race that was mentioned in yesterday’s report, and the early numbers look good for Goddard. The poll of 601 voters, conducted by Public Policy Polling from Jan. 4-6, shows Goddard beating Horne 50-38 with 12 percent undecided.

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