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Jones eyeing CD9 race

Former GoDaddy executive and gubernatorial hopeful Christine Jones is considering a run for CD9. Jones confirmed to our reporter that she’s meeting with NRCC officials next week, and Brian Seitchik, her 2014 campaign consultant, said she is actively considering a run against Sinema. “She’s been approached by folks both in Arizona and across the country to run for CD9. And she is thinking about it,” Seitchik said.

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In unveiling education plan, Douglas aims for the stars

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Once every super blood moon…

It might ultimately not go anywhere, but the Dems’ K-12 funding proposal unveiled yesterday reaffirmed a shift in thinking at the Capitol: There is an emerging consensus, accepted begrudgingly even by conservative leaders, that the state needs to put more money into K-12 schools.

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Until we meet again… Maybe in a special session

The Associated Press reported this morning that House Republicans were being summoned to small-group meetings to discuss education funding options in advance of a possible special session. The initial report was that meetings were scheduled for today, tomorrow and Wednesday, though House sources said this morning that today’s meetings were being rescheduled because of a scheduling conflict.

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APS waves white flag on solar fight

APS Friday dropped its bid to quadruple its solar fee and called out “political gamesmanship” by solar groups that muddied the request to increase the fee. “Unfortunately, what should have been a relatively simple decision-making process has been turned into political theater by attacks and distortions from rooftop solar leasing companies that seek to paralyze Arizona regulators,” APS said in a statement.

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Can you get a per diem for writing a resignation letter?

Yee’s inquiry into excessive per diem reimbursements by two members of the Industrial Commission and the subsequent reporting on the matter in this publication and the Capitol Times appears to have netted her three scalps. ICA Chairman David Parker, Vice Chairman Michael Sanders and Director Laura McGrory resigned on Tuesday.

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Wink wink, nudge nudge

Several House Republicans told our reporter that, during the small group meetings two weeks ago to unveil the Biggs-Gowan four-point education plan, the unsustainability of Prop 301 was heavily discussed, but the ideal of repealing the inflation funding requirement was only alluded to.

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