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History says Pearce has little to worry about from recall effort

As the recall threat against Senate President Russell Pearce heats up, Arizona voters may be joining their counterparts in the rest of the country in looking to kick out an elected leader. Activists in Wisconsin are seeking to remove 16 state senators, Miami-Dade County kicked out its mayor and the mayor of Omaha, Neb., just barely survived a recall vote.

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Brewer was right to veto health insurance bill

I suspected Gov. Jan Brewer would veto SB1593 and applaud her for doing so.

This bill was yet another example of a misguided Legislature embracing a feel-good piece of legislation that was promoted by health insurance reform advocates, such as Dr. Eric Novack.

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Arpaio is dangerous and needs to go

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is dangerous. He needs to go.

Arpaio’s suggestion that he knew nothing of the gross mismanagement by his underlings like Dave Henderschott is not credible. Arpaio surrounds himself with sycophants like Henderschott who share Arpaio’s disdain for anyone who would criticize the office. Arpaio cannot now distance himself from these decisions.

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Dreaming up immigration nightmares for a price

Did you know that the DREAM Act, which would grant resident status and form a path to citizenship for illegal alien students who want to go to college or enter the military, is a full-blown nightmare? Did you know it’s the greatest threat to the nation’s sovereignty, national security and economic future? Me, either.

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A few ‘bad actors’ cost all police officers, firefighters and teachers big time (access required)

State government in Arizona in the past three years has made massive cuts to education, given away our money to big corporations, chose to do nothing about foreclosures and hasn’t created a single job. Arizona’s middle-class families are struggling, and Republicans, who control all of state government, went even further to harm middle-class police officers, firefighters and teachers.

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Small business’ top 10 legislative victories in 2011

The 50th Arizona Legislature has boldly staked its claim to being the most pro-small business Legislature in Arizona’s history. On issue after issue, legislators advanced measures to relieve the tax and regulatory burdens on the engines of our economic recovery, Arizona’s small businesses. Even in instances where lawmakers mistakenly pursued bad policy, they did so with the right motive in mind – creating more jobs.

Here are 2011’s top ten legislative victories for the small business.

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