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What now? Election losers look to the future (access required)

What comes next? Election losers discuss their plans for the future

Life goes on after election losses. Some of those knocked down in the November election are already pulling themselves up, preparing for the next run for office. Others are moving on, disillusioned with politics. Still others are angling for jobs with new administrations

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Brewer leaves complicated legacy (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Luige del Puerto/Arizona Capitol Times)

When Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano punched her ticket for President Obama’s Cabinet, Republicans were ecstatic that they’d get to replace her with Brewer, a staunch conservative with a record spanning more than two decades. Then Brewer made a swift departure from the conservative playbook, calling for a temporary sales tax increase to deal with the state’s massive budget woes.

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Bills to remember from 2014, from chickens to pink mustaches (access required)

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The 2014 legislative session will forever be remembered as the year lawmakers attempted to approve a bill allowing religious-minded business owners to discriminate against gay people, landing Arizona in the national spotlight as much as the immigration measure, SB1070, previously did. But lawmakers debated dozens of other bills that made interesting headlines and many that flew below the radar. The Arizona Capitol Times takes a stroll down memory lane to recall some of the most attention-grabbing bills of 2014.

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