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Lawmaker gives booster seat bill second chance despite opposition

For 15 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has urged states to pass laws requiring children to ride in booster seats up to age 8 or until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. But Arizona remains one of three states that doesn’t require the use of booster seats, as bills have repeatedly failed at the state Legislature. Current Arizona law requires child restraints until age 5.

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Dem targets texting while driving (access required)

The Arizona Legislature has balked at a statewide ban on texting while driving during each of the past three sessions despite bipartisan support for such a measure. So this year, a Tucson Democrat is planning a different approach.

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Many Democrats spent big, lost big (access required)

Many candidates who spent big and lost big this election cycle were bound by one thread — they’re Democrats.

Indeed, Democrats in several races outraised and outspent their opponents by tens of thousands of dollars while others benefited as much by independent spending aimed at helping their campaigns.

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