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Free extension policy muddles APS rate case (access required)

Opponents of a policy that forces landowners, not APS, to foot the bill for extending power lines to their property have spent nearly a year drumming up support for their cause. Now, they will get a chance to plead their case to the Arizona Corporation Commission.

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States make deep cuts to health

Although states are facing their worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, 14 found the dollars this year to increase health coverage for about 250,000 children. That's one of the few bright spots for health within state budgets in a year in which all but a handful of states faced shortfalls and were forced to shrink taxpayer-financed programs.

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Two reasons Sen. Harper flipped on budget (access required)

Two recent developments persuaded a conservative Republican senator to switch his stance from opposition to support for a budget package that has stalled in his chamber for weeks. One was an e-mail from the Americans for Tax Reforms, a national anti-tax group that administers the No New Taxes Pledge.

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A failure to rehabilitate (access required)

Arizona spent $121 million on drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in 2008, but a report by the Arizona Auditor General’s Office indicates the programs have failed to change the behavior of most substance-abusing patients. Nearly half of the patients who began substance-abuse treatment during the past three years dropped out before finishing the programs.

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Deputy takes reins at DOA, replaces Bell

Gov. Jan Brewer has named David Raber as interim director of the Arizona Department of Administration. Raber, who has worked in state government since 1989, served as deputy director for operations before being tapped by Brewer to stand in for ...

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10 new laws that got lost in the shuffle

The 2009 legislative session started out slowly in terms of bill advancement, but it ended in a flurry that left even some lawmakers wondering what all they had voted on. When the Legislature adjourned sine die on July 1, lawmakers had sponsored 1,133 bills during the 2009 regular session. A total of 213 made the cut and were passed by the Legislature. And 191 bills were signed into law.

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Bookkeeper embezzled $1M from Tucson museum

The Attorney General’s Office announced a 65-year-old Tucson woman faces up to 12-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from her theft of almost $1 million from a southern Arizona museum. According to Attorney General Terry Goddard, ...

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Pinal County sheriff’s jail commander resigns

FLORENCE - The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says its jail commander has resigned and a sergeant has been placed on leave after allegations against them. Jail commander Joe McAuliffe was placed on leave July 1 during a review into allegations of deception and failure to disclose pre-employment information.

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