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Chabin picked to fill House seat (access required)

New lawmaker Democrat Tom Chabin will serve out Ann Kirkpatrick’s House term. The Coconino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to send Democrat Tom Chabin to the Legislature to represent District 2.Chabin will fill the vacancy created when Rep. ...

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Kirkpatrick resigns to run for Renzi's seat (access required)

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-2 Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-2, resigned from her legislative office today after announcing she was running for the Congressional seat currently held by Republican Rick Renzi. “I am excited to bring Arizona's tradition of success to Washington. ...

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State Chamber joins fight against sanctions bill (access required)

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced July 24 it will join on as a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s recently passed employer sanctions bill that punishes businesses caught knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. The suit, filed by Arizona ...

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Dem Party chair leaving post (access required)

Arizona Democratic Party Chairman David Waid (file photo) David Waid will resign his post as Arizona Democratic Party chairman next month to focus on a business venture he started earlier this year with the former director of a non-profit advocacy ...

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Employer sanctions signed into law (access required)

Following her comments last month that states would forge their own immigration laws in the wake of Congress’s inability to pass immigration reform, Gov. Janet Napolitano has approved a law that will give Arizona the toughest employer sanctions law in ...

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Finally over: Legislature ends session (access required)

A little more than an hour before the calendar rolled from Wednesday into Thursday, the Legislature finished its work and adjourned for the year. The 164-day session ties last year’s session for the fourth longest in state history. On the ...

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Napolitano's chief of staff Stephens resigns (access required)

Last day is July 5 Alan Stephens is leaving the Governor’s Office to work for Western Progress, a public policy group. Photo by Bill Coates Alan Stephens, chief of staff for Gov. Janet Napolitano, is resigning to join Western Progress, ...

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