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Up Close with House Speaker Andy Tobin (access required)

House Speaker Andy Tobin (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

I didn’t talk to a single person who thought a special session was on the table in the days before it actually happened. Did you see the special session coming at all? You’re always aware that there’s a possibility of a special session. The question is, what triggers a special?

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Inter-nyet: Report says three Arizonans in 10 have no Internet access

San Francisco residents get training in computer use at this senior center in California. Senior citizens are less likely than other age groups to be connected to the Internet, according to a recent Census bureau report. (Photo courtesy the National Telecommunications and Information Administration)

WASHINGTON – Platforms for jobs, government and other services are increasingly moving online, but 30 percent of Americans do not have an Internet connection to access to those resources, a new Census Bureau report says. The number in Arizona mirrored the nation, with just over 31 percent of state residents having no Net connectivity in 2011, the year profiled in the report.

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Arizona House passes school bonds bill

Arizona lawmakers have slashed $1 billion from public education dollars in recent years and gone to court to avoid mandatory increases in school funding. Now they want taxpayers to directly cover the costs of new construction, repairs, equipment and school buses.

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