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Unions push pay, pension increases for prison officers

The labor union that represents the state’s corrections officers is meeting individually with lawmakers to push its legislative plan for next session, which includes higher wages, higher retirement contributions from the state and scrutinizing private prisons. The one-on-one meetings are ...

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Gasoline price controls a bad idea

In response to this year’s soaring gasoline prices, Attorney General Terry Goddard is on a crusade to try to get Congress, the state Legislature — anyone — to buy his plea to try to repeal the law of supply and ...

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Napolitano’s view of the political landscape

Bruce Babbitt was Arizona governor when attorney Janet Napolitano came to Arizona from New Mexico to practice law. Nineteen years later, she was elected governor. Since 1983, there have been four governors, three U.S. senators and 17 U.S. representatives from ...

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Bill follows fed lead, bans Viagra coverage

Federal prescription coverage for Viagra and similar drugs to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) will end over the next two years, and Sen. Jack Harper, R-4, wants to make sure Arizona does not pay for “the magic blue pill,” as it’s ...

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Obscene oil profits demand a solution

Remember how it felt to pay $3.10 for a gallon of gas? Do you recall standing at the gas pump in August, watching your wallet get sucked dry, and wondering where all that money was going? If you were like ...

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