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A special committee including members of the Arizona Legislature has been appointed to examine how the state's incomes tax system could be overhauled to make it simpler and more fair and transparent.Read More »
Outspoken Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is opposing the appointment of an independent monitor and other moves to address a judge's finding that his agency racially profiled Latinos, according to a court filing on Friday.Read More »
A conservative advocacy group is asking a court to order Phoenix to stop allowing its police officers and firefighters from increasing their pensions by counting unused sick leave, vacation time and other benefits.Read More »
A federal appeals court panel says former Maricopa County Attorney Andy Thomas and a top aide can be personally sued by a county supervisor who says they abused their power to harm him and his family.Read More »
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A lawmaker exploring a possible run for Arizona Secretary of State has dropped the effort and thrown his support to fellow Republican Wil Cardon.Read More »
The pregnant widow of one of the firefighters killed while fighting a wildfire near Yarnell is asking Gov. Jan Brewer to call a special session of the Legislature to address benefits for the men's families.Read More »
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New senator has lived in many homes far from his district
By all accounts, new state Sen. Carlyle Begay is highly qualified for public office.
He has impressed lawmakers, county and city officials and even the Governor’s Office with his credentials as a student of public health. And he boasts extensive work with American Indian communities as the vice president of business development at the American Indian Health Management and Policy group in Phoenix, where he has worked since 2006.