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Senate president moves to cut money for district charter schools (access required)

A threat from Arizona’s Senate president to make sweeping changes to how district-sponsored charter schools are funded came closer to reality March 25 and threatened the passage of a budget in the House.

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Arizona state Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, left, R-Gilbert, and sponsor of the anti-human trafficking House Bill 2454, talks with Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, at the Arizona Capitol on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Phoenix. The bill was unanimously passed by the Senate, and toughens penalties for trafficking adults and targets businesses such as massage parlors and escort services that advertise online, and increases the minimum penalties for a child-prostitution conviction to 10 years to 24 years in prison. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Small group of Republicans buck their party, vote their conscience (access required)

Republican Sen. Warren Petersen and Reps. Eddie Farnsworth and Rusty Bowers certainly don’t vote alike with Democrats. They also have the distinction of being the most likely to buck their own party.