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GOP’s big majorities in Arizona Legislature at risk

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Arizona Republicans hold two-thirds of the seats in both chambers of the Legislature after padding their majorities in 2010 as the party's wave swept across the nation. But those "supermajorities" that allowed them to vigorously pursue conservative courses on gun rights and other social issues appear to be on the line Nov. 6.

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Judge considers use of mortgage settlement money

While critics say the money should be used to help mortgage borrowers, a lawyer for the state said Wednesday that Arizona is entitled to use $50 million of its share of a multistate foreclosure settlement paid by lenders to help balance the state budget because it's compensation for revenue lost due to the housing market collapse.

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Brewer defends order on illegal immigrants

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is saying the federal government and parents of young illegal immigrants are at fault as she defends her order denying driver's licenses and other public benefits to those who get work authorizations under a new Obama administration policy.

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