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Education bills filed in legislature (access required)

Of the 841 bills filed by lawmakers as of 5 p.m. Jan. 26, more than 10 percent deal in some way with education-related issues. A total of 97 education bills have been filed in the two chambers. For a listing and status of all the bills filed so far in the First Regular Session of the 50th Legislature, see our bill summaries in Section B. Bill titles courtesy of Arizona Capitol Reports.

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HOAs may face restrictions on document fees (access required)

All the big guns have been drawn for the perennial battle over just what exactly homeowners associations may do. For 2011, it’s over how much an association can charge for processing documents when a resident is selling his or her house. Sen. Andy Biggs, a Republican from Gilbert, wants to limit the fee to a per-page cost of 10 cents for the documents.

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Capitol Quotes: Jan 21, 2011

“It will be a combination of cost-cutting, just ruthless cost cutting, not only going to the bone but beyond the bone.” — Board of Regents Chairman Anne Mariucci on how the universities will cope with a proposed $170 million budget cut.

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Political Hot Box (access required)

Portions of interviews with this week's newsmakers. This week with Doug Quelland, Rodney Glassman., Rep. Andy Tobin, Sen. David Shapira, and Gov. Jan Brewer.

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Capitol Quotes: Jan. 7, 2011

“Whether I endorse somebody or not probably doesn’t mean a damn thing anymore.” — Clark Dierks, whose term as Coconino County GOP chairman just ended, commenting on the confusion over which candidate he was endorsing in the state party chairman’s race.

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