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UpClose with Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor (access required)

Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

How shocked were you that the governor pushed for Medicaid expansion at the State of the State? And are you surprised that she accomplished that? I’m going to admit I’m not shocked at all. The reason being is, when I first came in as leader, we set out to meet with [Brewer] to go over and have a chance to talk with her, and in our discussions, of course naturally the conversation of Medicaid came out…

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Sen. Shooter faces three misdemeanors for school incident (access required)

Yuma Republican Sen. Don Shooter explains that one of his bills that went into effect July 20 — which prohibits requiring businesses to negotiate with union organizations in city contracts — is not “anti-union,” but is “pro-freedom.”  (File Photo)

Arizona Sen. Don Shooter was charged with three misdemeanors for barging into a Yuma charter school classroom and confronting a teacher.

Yuma City Prosecutor Jay Cairns announced Friday morning that Shooter has been charged with one count each of criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, and disruption of an educational institution.

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Sen. Murphy under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of foster children

Sen. Rick Murphy (file photo)

Peoria police and Child Protective Services are investigating Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy for two cases of alleged sexual abuse of foster children in his home, according to police reports. Police opened the most recent investigation on Saturday after an 18-year-old male in Murphy’s care came forward with reports that the Peoria Republican had been inappropriately touching the teen since January 2007, the report stated.

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