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Arizona’s general fund back in black (access required)

Arizona Treasurer Dean Martin said the state general fund has repaid short-term loans taken out to cover day-to-day spending, but warned that the state may have to borrow again in the near future if federal stimulus funds aren't received soon.

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Johnson rethinking run for governor (access required)

Former state lawmaker Karen Johnson said an accident in her family has led her to reconsider plans to run for governor in 2010. The reversal came about two weeks after Johnson, a Mesa Republican, had filed the necessary paperwork to form a committee to explore a campaign for governor.

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Rough first 100 days for Napolitano (access required)

Former Gov. Janet Napolitano had to deal with a Republican-controlled state Legislature in Arizona, but the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security now faces a barrage of criticism from congressional Republicans who see her as the easiest target in the Obama administration.

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