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Tom Horne: paper’s “false attacks” led to defeat (access required)

Tom Horne

Attorney General Tom Horne says his loss in the Republican primary came about because he was targeted for defeat by the state’s largest circulation newspaper. Horne spoke about that, his accomplishments and disappointments in office, and what is next for him in a recent exit interview with the Arizona Capitol Times.

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Brewer leaves complicated legacy (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Luige del Puerto/Arizona Capitol Times)

When Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano punched her ticket for President Obama’s Cabinet, Republicans were ecstatic that they’d get to replace her with Brewer, a staunch conservative with a record spanning more than two decades. Then Brewer made a swift departure from the conservative playbook, calling for a temporary sales tax increase to deal with the state’s massive budget woes.

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Bills to remember from 2014, from chickens to pink mustaches (access required)

chicken-egg

The 2014 legislative session will forever be remembered as the year lawmakers attempted to approve a bill allowing religious-minded business owners to discriminate against gay people, landing Arizona in the national spotlight as much as the immigration measure, SB1070, previously did. But lawmakers debated dozens of other bills that made interesting headlines and many that flew below the radar. The Arizona Capitol Times takes a stroll down memory lane to recall some of the most attention-grabbing bills of 2014.

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