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Gun lobby takes on property rights (access required)

Traditionally, gun-rights advocates have extolled liberty. But lately in Arizona, the gun lobby has taken a strange and puzzling U-turn.Two bills in the Legislature would compel owners of commercial establishments to allow people to bring firearms onto their property. H2474 ...

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Arizona needs to cut capital gains, corporate income taxes (access required)

Economic development can mean many things to many people. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club believes economic development means establishing a state tax structure that is pro-growth, maintaining a regulatory system that is delicate and light and ensuring that the role of government in the economy is limited at most. Then let the market sort out the rest.

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Factory farms create ideal breeding grounds for disease (access required)

The World Health Organization has ratcheted up the threat alert for the Swine Flu epidemic. Along with the avian flu of a decade ago, the Hong Kong flu of 1968, and the Asian flu of 1957, Swine Flu has been traced to animal waste in a factory farm. Its H1N1 type virus is nearly identical to that of the Spanish flu, which killed more than 50 million people during a two-year period in 1918-1919.

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Holdouts are the holdup to state budget fix (access required)

Senate President Bob Burns wisely has chosen to make solving the state's budget deficit job one for the Arizona Legislature. And yet after four months, they still haven't reached an agreement. What's the holdup?The holdup is holdouts. Republicans hold majorities ...

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