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Roads for the rich? (access required)

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Toll lanes unlikely to happen anytime soon in Arizona

Arizona likely won’t be ready to unveil pay-to-drive lanes on Valley freeways until long after the fate of a proposed ballot measure aimed at putting the brakes on toll roads is decided.

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Third-party signatures (access required)

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Libertarians, Greens will look to courts if election referendum fails

Even if the referendum drive against the omnibus elections measure HB2305 falls short, Greens and Libertarians may still be able to strike down a requirement in the legislation that dramatically increases the number of signatures they need to get on the ballot.

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Obama housing plan: from dismantling Fannie Mae to immigration reform (access required)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd assembled at Desert Vista High School as he prepares to give a speech on Aug. 6. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Speaking to more than 2,000 at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Obama laid out a six-point plan that he said will help first-time homebuyers and people who lost out when the bubble burst get home loans, make rental homes more affordable for people who don’t own houses, and ultimately wean American off the government-backed mortgage system that the president faulted with causing the housing crash in the first place.

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Cardon running for secretary of state (access required)

U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon (Photo from Twitter account)

Mesa businessman Wil Cardon is running for secretary of state, bringing a big name and a lot of self-funding ability to a Republican primary that is growing increasingly crowded.

Cardon, who unsuccessfully challenged Jeff Flake for the GOP nomination in last year’s U.S. Senate race, filed his candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, according to a press release.

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