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Lawmaker says she’s dropping illegal immigration-reporting bill

Leaders of border communities have persuaded a lawmaker to withdraw legislation that would have required the state to alert the public to dangers caused by illegal immigration. Rep. Peggy Judd, R-Willcox, made the decision after meeting Monday with a group including the mayors of Nogales and Douglas and a representative of a produce-growers organization.

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Court hearing set for ex-lawmaker Miranda

A court appearance for what could be a plea agreement in a yet-to-be-filed criminal case has been scheduled for a former state representative who suddenly resigned from the Legislature recently. The docket for the U.S. District Court in Phoenix lists a Wednesday hearing for an initial appearance, arraignment and change of plea for Tolleson Democrat Richard Miranda.

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Energy and Irony: HB2789 will cost Arizona dearly

The Arizona Legislature is considering HB2789, which significantly increases government regulation by requiring every rule the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) makes that affects “public service corporations” (a.k.a. utilities) go before the full House, the Senate and the governor for approval ...

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Patterson charged with 4 counts of domestic violence

A Tucson legislator is facing four counts of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from a Feb. 24 physical altercation with an ex-girlfriend, even though his attorney says the Arizona Constitution prevents the lawmaker from being charged.

However, a Phoenix attorney says Rep. Daniel Patterson has no such protections under the Constitution.

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