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An unlawful lawmaker? (access required)

Newly sworn-inLD7 Sen. Carlyle Begay, D-Ganado. (Photo by Jim Small / Arizona Capitol Times.)

Gilbert or Ganado — New senator faces challenge over residency

Mere hours after he was sworn into the Arizona Senate, Democrat Carlyle Begay faced a challenge to his seat on the grounds that he doesn’t live in the district he was appointed to represent.

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Public interest group claims last-minute HOA bill is unconstitutional (access required)

Rep. Michelle Ugenti (File photo)

The Legislature violated the state Constitution by combining a comprehensive homeowners association bill with a minor elections bill in the last hours of the 2013 session, a public-interest law firm alleges in a lawsuit filed July 16.

The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, suing on behalf of two HOA activists, is asking Maricopa County Superior Court to declare SB1454 unconstitutional because it violates the Constitution’s same-subject rule.

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UpClose with Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor (access required)

Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

How shocked were you that the governor pushed for Medicaid expansion at the State of the State? And are you surprised that she accomplished that? I’m going to admit I’m not shocked at all. The reason being is, when I first came in as leader, we set out to meet with [Brewer] to go over and have a chance to talk with her, and in our discussions, of course naturally the conversation of Medicaid came out…

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