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House GOP reach compromise, approve $9.2B budget (access required)

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After a week of political bargaining over the state budget that included a failed attempt to consider the spending package on the floor and an emotionally charged press conference declaring negotiations had broken down, Republicans in the House of Representatives banded together to approve a $9.24 billion spending plan for the 2015 fiscal year late Thursday night.

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Arizona woos Mexico, downplays anti-immigrant law

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2007, file photo, Border Patrol agents processes a number of illegal immigrants caught entering the United States, in Sasabe, Arizona. Arizona is still widely viewed in Mexico as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona’s leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state. Mexicans are already Arizona’s biggest foreign trade partners, with the state exporting $7 billion worth of goods last year, the U.S. Commerce Department says. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

MEXICO CITY — Mention Arizona and many Mexicans grimace. It's still widely viewed here as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona's leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state.

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