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Guns-in-restaurants bill gets committee OK (access required)

A Senate panel has approved legislation that would allow people who have concealed-weapons permits to bring handguns into restaurants that sell alcohol.By the time the committee hearing was held June 8, though, the debate had shifted from whether to have ...

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House panel backs ballot measure on bias (access required)

A House committee has endorsed new legislation to have Arizona voters decide whether to amend the state Constitution to generally prohibit discrimination and favorable treatment by state and local government based on sex, race, ethnicity, color and national origin. The ...

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House OKs bill aiding gas storage project (access required)

The Arizona House has approved a bill loosening state regulatory protections for groundwater to help a Texas company's proposal to store natural gas in a stadium-sized underground cavern. The House voted on the Republican-sponsored bill largely along party lines June ...

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Burns says there's no budget deal (access required)

Senate President Bob Burns provided a statement to the media late June 10 to clarify that legislative leaders have not reached a final budget agreement with the governor. "There is no current budget deal. Discussions and negotiations continue," Burns stated in ...

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