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Poll: Don’t bother targeting Pierce

Republican political consulting firm IWS says a poll it conducted last week in LD1 shows high-propensity GOP primary voters give S Pierce high marks on his legislative service. The autodial poll asked a single question to 754 voters who voted in two of the last three primaries: “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the job Senator Steve Pierce is doing in the legislature?”

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USDA favors meat, poultry producers over health concerns

According to the lead story in (the Sept. 9 edition of) The Washington Post, the meat inspection program that the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to roll out in meat and poultry plants nationwide has repeatedly failed to stop production of contaminated meat. The program allows meat producers to increase the speed of processing lines and replace USDA safety inspectors with their own employees.

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Campaign finance changes’ unintended consequences (access required)

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Hoping to raise more cash, lawmakers instead face new limits

An oversight during the legislative session has made Arizona’s new campaign finance system much more complicated than anyone intended, leaving incumbent legislators and potential candidates scrambling to grasp its implications and comply with its provisions. Already, the law’s author is calling these unintended consequences “a nightmare.”

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