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War for territory

Congressional and legislative Republican staffers are rounding up allies and cash in the event they decide to sue the Independent Redistricting Commission to protect the party's redistricting interests. Longtime Republican operative Steve Twist is spearheading the latest effort, which has been dubbed the FAIR Trust.

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Mormon lawmakers split over LDS position on illegal immigration (access required)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently joined an increasingly loud chorus of voices calling for a nuanced and humane solution to this complex problem.

The church boasts a perceived conservatism and politically prominent members, but how the LDS statement will precisely influence immigration legislation remains to be seen.

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Pearce, Tobin enter AHCCCS funding fight

Lawmakers made a difficult decision when they cut more than $200 million from the state’s health care system for the poor, but doing so wasn’t unconstitutional, Senate President Russell Pearce and House Speaker Andy Tobin argued yesterday in a brief opposing a lawsuit that aims to block the cuts.

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