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Brewer leaves complicated legacy (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Luige del Puerto/Arizona Capitol Times)

When Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano punched her ticket for President Obama’s Cabinet, Republicans were ecstatic that they’d get to replace her with Brewer, a staunch conservative with a record spanning more than two decades. Then Brewer made a swift departure from the conservative playbook, calling for a temporary sales tax increase to deal with the state’s massive budget woes.

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Ex-Sen. Jon Kyl to head Ducey transition team

Arizona Republican Gov.-elect Doug Ducey smiles as he gives his acceptance speech as his family looks on at the Republican election night festivities Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Phoenix.

Arizona Gov.-elect Doug Ducey is enlisting a big-name Republican former officeholder to head his transition committee. Ducey announced Wednesday that former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will serve as chairman of a committee that will identify people to serve in Ducey's administration.

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