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Statewide offices: Republicans looking at a sweep (access required)

With nearly half the state’s precincts reporting vote totals, Republicans looked poised to sweep Arizona’s statewide offices for the first time since 1994. By 9:15 p.m., the Republicans’ statewide slate took the stage at the Arizona GOP’s election night party ...

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Killer says politics will force his execution (access required)

A condemned inmate asked the Arizona Supreme Court Oct. 13 to postpone his execution until after the gubernatorial election. Jeffrey Landrigan argues in legal briefs that Gov. Jan Brewer has political incentive to go forward with the Oct. 26 execution ...

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Goddard announces support for Prop. 100 (access required)

Attorney General Terry Goddard said he will support Proposition 100, ending months of fence-sitting on the temporary sales tax increase. Goddard, the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor, announced his support in a Mother’s Day email blast to his supporters. “It’s ...

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Goddard unsure how he’ll vote on tax hike (access required)

After 10 months of debate on the issue, Attorney General Terry Goddard, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the governor's race, said he doesn't know whether he'll vote for the temporary one-cent sales tax increase that will go before voters on May 18.

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Lawmakers getting hammered in court; resources strained (access required)

Arizona's 49th Legislature has been tasked with keeping the state financially afloat during the most troubling economic times in state history. But the choices lawmakers made this year in an effort to balance the budget have led to six lawsuits challenging the state's use of fund sweeps to fill in deficits.

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GOP-passed election laws targeted by Democrats (access required)

Two electoral changes implemented by Republicans this year have attracted opposition and litigation from Democrats who argued the laws violate the state Constitution to advance partisan agendas. In July, Gov. Jan Brewer signed S1123 into law. The legislation, proposed by Tucson Sen. Jonathan Paton, banned local governments from including partisan affiliations for candidates on the ballot.

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