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Commission votes to enter into penalty settlement discussion with Huppenthal (access required)

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted o find that there was reason to believe Superindent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal violated the law by using state resources for campaigning. At the same time, the commission voted to enter into penalty settlement discussion with Huppenthal. The terms of the penalties will be reviewed at the next meeting of the commission.

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Proposals for fixing CPS emerge (access required)


Authorities search for new ideas in the face of an ongoing crisis

Some lawmakers say Child Protective Services needs more money. Others say it should become its own agency, separate from the Department of Economic Security. Another cautions against “reactionary legislation” that won’t really solve anything.

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Search warrant provides details into investigation of Gary Husk (access required)

Gary Husk (courtesy Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

A small group of lobbyists with Husk Partners met in an office in 2009 at the firm as allegations of a Fiesta Bowl scandal involving illegal political contributions swirled.

Lobbyists John MacDonald, Dana Paschke and Dean Miller made a pact of sorts as they looked over the statute outlawing reimbursement of contributions, according to a search warrant affidavit that provides details of an investigation into the firm’s recently indicted head, Gary Husk.

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Fighting for your children (access required)

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More Arizona families face lengthy dependency hearings

Peoria police may not have had enough evidence to support charging Sen. Rick Murphy with molesting two boys in his care, but Child Protective Services believes the latest investigation of the Peoria Republican for sexual abuse allegations is reason enough to take away not just his foster children, but his four adoptive daughters.

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