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Feds’ roundabout path to share in fence costs (access required)

Behind the state law allowing Arizona to raise money and build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is a strong perception by politicians here that the federal government refuses to adequately secure the Southern border.

Now, it seems the feds will share, if indirectly, in the cost of building the fence.

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Let’s hope for a recall worth remembering

Tell me that the upcoming recall election of Russell Pearce isn’t going to be as uneventful as I expect it will be. So far, all the signs are pointing to a disappointing blowout, with Pearce clobbering political newbie Jerry Lewis.

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School boards group shut out of ballot campaigns (access required)

Some of Arizona’s loudest and most influential voices in education will be silenced in future elections due to a law aimed squarely at keeping the Arizona School Boards Association off the campaign trail.

In response to ASBA’s financial largesse during the 2010 cycle on a couple of ballot measures, the Legislature passed HB2002, which prohibits school districts from spending money for membership in any association that attempts to influence the outcome of an election.

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