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Biker profiling bill hits a snag

Biker profiling bill hits a snag

A bill to prevent police from profiling motorcyclists as outlaw bikers hit a snag this week when a Democratic lawmaker introduced changes that included allowing police officers to stop bikers wearing “hate symbols.’’

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Conservatives blast Brewer for proposed Medicaid expansion (access required)

Conservatives blast Brewer for proposed Medicaid expansion <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/12/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

From the state Capitol to Washington, D.C., to New York, conservatives are reprimanding Gov. Jan Brewer over her Medicaid expansion plan. For the governor, this is hostile but familiar territory. In 2009, she earned the ire of conservatives across Arizona in 2009 when the opening gambit of her tenure turned out to be a temporary sales tax. But while that battle was primarily a local one, Brewer’s embrace of one of the core provisions of the Affordable Care Act has gotten national attention.

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Senate Elections Committee okays bill to bar early ballot pickups (access required)

Senate Elections Committee okays bill to bar early ballot pickups <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/12/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The door-to-door ballot collection that has characterized many a recent get-out-the-vote efforts by activist groups may be a thing of the past. On a 4-3 party line vote, the Senate Elections Committee on Tuesday approved an amended version of Sen. Michele Reagan’s Senate Bill 1003, which would make it a Class 5 felony for anyone other than a relative or household member to turn in another voter’s mail-in ballot.

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