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Hinchey to receive $99,999 in lawsuit against Horne (access required)

This Dec. 3, 2012 file photo shows Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne at the Historic Senate Chambers at the Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

A former investigator from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office will receive a $99,999 settlement from the state in her lawsuit against Tom Horne and a top deputy, whom she accused of retaliating against her for launching a campaign finance investigation against Horne.

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Scorched Earth: How the opposition to SB1062 caught fire

SB1062 protesters gather at the Arizona Capitol. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Anyone who thought rushing SB1062 through the Legislature would leave opponents little time to organize was sorely mistaken. Less than 24 hours after the Arizona House of Representatives approved the bill, massive protests sprang up at the Capitol, business organizations lobbied Gov. Jan Brewer for a veto, and Arizona took center stage in a national media frenzy. By the time Brewer struck down SB1062, a veto was considered a near certainty.

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