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Court’s exit spurs race for majority leader (access required)

House Majority Leader Steve Court’s announcement that he won’t be seeking re-election quickly fueled the Republican rumor mill over who might take his leadership spot.

Speculation over who would be jockeying for the position began even before the news this week of Court’s exit, as the Mesa Republican was facing a tough primary battle.

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Legislative 11: Hot match-ups in 2012 (access required)

Lawmakers from across the state are gearing up to take on incumbents and members of their own party in the August primaries.

What’s more, some incumbents are expected to square-off in the November general election, as well.

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Jan Brewer: Dismisses budget differences, says everybody ‘went home happy’ (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer had a big agenda for Arizona’s centennial year.

In her fourth year as governor, Brewer wanted a budget that gave more money to education, public safety and health services. She wanted sweeping changes that would overhaul the way Arizona hired and fired state employees. And she wanted to continue the economic recovery that she has consistently referred as the “Arizona comeback.”

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