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Pending Initiatives (access required)

Several initiatives are expected to be filed before the July 3 deadline. Below is a partial list: Arizona Civil Rights InitiativeThis initiative, mirrored after similar and successful efforts in California and Michigan, would ban racial and gender-based preference programs used ...

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Lawmakers decide against restoring Sheriff Joe's funding (access required)

Arizona lawmakers defeated an attempt to restore immigration enforcement dollars Gov. Janet Napolitano's administration cut from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The Senate's Appropriations Committee narrowly defeated a proposal to provide $2 million in immigration funds to the sheriff's office ...

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Governor signs budget into law (access required)

Gov. Janet Napolitano has signed a $9.9 billion budget into law, preventing a shutdown of state government that had loomed large in recent weeks as lawmakers argued about how to best address a deficit estimated by legislative budget analysts to ...

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House passes bipartisan budget; Gov. next up (access required)

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Senate budget agreement June 26 by the slimmest of margins, a move that will avert a government shutdown many had feared would happen next week. The budget was roundly panned by Republican lawmakers, ...

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