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Tobin’s water plan delayed, but not defeated (access required)

Tobin’s water plan delayed, but not defeated <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/12/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

House Speaker Andy Tobin is sailing ahead in his attempt to pass a comprehensive long-term water plan for the state, even in the face of a flood of opposition from rural cities, counties, ranchers, farmers and conservationists.

Tobin’s marquee water legislation, HB2338, headed for a vote in the House Water and Agriculture Committee on Feb. 19. But when opponents showed up en masse, the committee decided not to hold a vote.

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Bill inspired by Colorado City sets procedure to take over corrupt police departments (access required)

Bill inspired by Colorado City sets procedure to take over corrupt police departments <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/12/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

A bill spawned by police corruption in a polygamist town received unanimous approval Tuesday in the House Government Committee.

And while the bill passed easily and has support of police unions, sparks flew when a Utah civil rights attorney who spoke against the measure suggested the U.S. Department of Justice and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board could address corrupt police departments.

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Rep. Jamescita Peshlakai, D-Cameron

Rep. Jamescita Peshlakai, D-Cameron

Name: Jamescita Peshlakai Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Lead coordinator for the Navajo Nation Traditional Agricultural Outreach nonprofit organization. Served in U.S. Army from 1989-1997. Hometown: Cameron Legislative District: No. 7, which covers northeast Arizona, including all of ...

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