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Burns: We have tentative agreement on tax increase (access required)

Legislative leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer have reached a tentative agreement to move forward with a one-cent sales tax increase as part of the budget, a top Republican said June 10. "There is basically a tentative agreement to go forward with a one-cent sales tax (increase)," Senate President Bob Burns said.

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Flake honored posthumously by colleagues

Senators honored the late Jake Flake and unveiled a clay bust of him on June 8. Franklin Lars Flake was serving as a Republican senator last year when he fell off of his horse and died several days later from related injuries. He died on June 8, 2008 at age 72.

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Senate panel advances guns-in-restaurants bill

A Senate panel has approved legislation to allow people who have concealed-weapons permits to bring a handgun into restaurants that sell alcohol. By the time the committee hearing was held June 8, though, the debate had shifted from whether to have weapons in restaurants to how best to implement the policy.

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