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Senate President Lesko?

The career path for Lesko does not necessarily lead to the Corp Comm – at least not immediately, a Capitol railbird told our reporter yesterday. The source said there is a very short list of senators who can succeed Biggs as Senate President, and Lesko sits atop it.

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Yes, you paid $250,000 for that

Biggs expressed some buyer’s remorse after reading an audit of Dept of Child Safety conducted by the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, which the Auditor General had picked for the job.

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Pension reform coming, but how remains unsettled

Firefighters have been working with Biggs and Lesko on a plan to reform PSPRS, and hope to push a constitutional amendment in 2016 – the only question is whether lawmakers will send the amendment to the ballot or whether the firefighters will have to dip into their own funds to launch an initiative campaign.

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With any luck, we’ll know on Monday

With the US Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling looming in Arizona’s political foreground, one railbird with knowledge of the situation said Biggs and Gowan plan to call a bipartisan joint legislative committee to start drafting maps and collecting public comment, should the court rule in the Legislature’s favor.

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