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Validity of AZ budget shortfall figure questioned (access required)

The latest calculations by the Legislature's own budget staff point to a significantly larger revenue shortfall than the $1.9 billion figure being used by legislative leaders in their closed-door negotiations. That has some rank-and-file lawmakers grumbling that their leaders are ...

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Governor signs CPS bills (access required)

The final four bills in a package of reforms aimed at making the state's Child Protective Services more transparent were signed into law June 24. The four bills signed by Gov. Janet Napolitano, along with three others signed into law ...

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Poll: Clinton as VP choice would hurt Obama in AZ (access required)

Putting Sen. Hillary Clinton on the ticket as his vice-presidential running mate could cost Sen. Barack Obama about 5 percentage points in Arizona this November, according to a new Cronkite/Eight Poll.  The poll showed Sen. John McCain winning a head-to-head ...

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Eloy theme park approved by Legislature (access required)

A rock ‘n' roll-themed amusement park would rise in Eloy if all goes well under legislation approved by the Arizona Legislature June 24. The legislation's next stop is the governor's desk. Critics, who regard the measure as meddling in the ...

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2008 session sixth-longest and counting (access required)

This year's legislative session will be at least the sixth-longest in state history by the time lawmakers hammer out a budget deal to address a massive deficit and wrap up the remainder of their official work for the year. Today, ...

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House GOP leaders unveil budget (access required)

Just a week before their deadline, House Republican leaders announced they will unveil a budget later today that will bridge a $1.9 billion deficit, though they conceded the proposal has not been agreed to by Democrats or Gov. Janet Napolitano. ...

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