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Kavanagh says TABOR might replace flat tax (access required)

House Appropriations Chairman Rep. John Kavanagh said some legislators have started to tout a taxpayer bill of rights, or TABOR, as an alternative to a flat income tax rate in the 2010 budget. Speaking at legislative wrap-up breakfast hosted by ...

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Voters might have last word in Clean Elections (access required)

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted June 15 to advance a measure that would allow voters to decide the fate of Arizona's system of publicly funded campaigns known as Clean Elections. SCR1025 would amend the state Constitution to ban the public ...

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Med-mal reform bill to hit committee tomorrow (access required)

Members of the Senate Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Committee will consider a bill on June 17 that would make it more difficult for patients to sue emergency room physicians for negligence. The measure, S1018, raises the bar of proof ...

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Plan to get drunks at drive-thrus falls flat (access required)

TUCSON – A plan by the Pima County Sheriff's Department that would have stationed deputies at fast-food joints to sniff out drunken drivers appears to have fallen flat. The department had hoped to target drunken driving by putting undercover deputies ...

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Dems say Brewer missing chance for bipartisan budget (access required)

Democratic legislative leaders say Republican Gov. Jan Brewer is abandoning millions of Arizonans represented by Democrats because she is choosing only to negotiate with Republican lawmakers, and the result could be a budget that is disastrous for Arizona. "The Legislature ...

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