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Will the honeymoon last? Agreement between Ducey, lawmakers could signal quick session (access required)

New Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey talks during his inauguration Jan. 5 at the state Capitol in Phoenix. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

People scoffed when Senate President Andy Biggs said he wanted a 65-day legislative session in 2015. That may be overly optimistic, but if the first two weeks of the session are indicative of how he, his fellow Republican lawmakers and new Gov. Doug Ducey are getting along in budget negotiations, the session and the budget may be headed toward relatively swift resolutions.

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Graham re-elected state GOP chairman (access required)

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Arizona Republicans re-elected their chairman in a landslide, urged their party to close its primary elections to independents and got a surprise visit from U.S. Sen. John McCain, who was both cheered and jeered by the party faithful.

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Ducey proposes cuts, one-time sweeps to balance budget (access required)

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Gov. Doug Ducey proposed a combination of one-time solutions and hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts, including big hits to universities and Medicaid providers, while Arizona waits for the economy recover enough for its budget to be structurally balanced by fiscal year 2017.

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