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Key absence could quash Bundgaard ethics hearing (access required)

A full-blown investigation of Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s infamous freeway fight seemed certain to take place when an ethics complaint was filed against him last month.

But one member of the ethics panel won’t be around when the committee meets today to decide whether to proceed with an inquiry. And that missing vote could neutralize efforts to investigate Bundgaard.

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Bundgaard wants to avoid criminal trial (access required)

State Sen. Scott Bundgaard and his lawyer are trying to strike a deal with Phoenix prosecutors that would allow the lawmaker to avoid a criminal trial.

Bundgaard, who faces misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges following a fight with his ex-girlfriend alongside a Valley freeway, had his lawyer today ask for more time before the case goes to trial.

Municipal Court Judge Louis Frank Dominguez granted the request and gave the two sides until Wednesday to work out a deal.

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Bundgaard claim: ‘That dog don’t hunt’

Various media outlets are now reporting Bundgaard's latest version of events, and sources in the caucus have told our reporter and other members of the Capitol press corps that his explanation for why the gun-pulling incident didn't make the police report is that he wanted to protect Ballard.

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Senators: Bundgaard says incident involved gun

Senators say Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard's plea to keep his leadership post included saying that more information will come out regarding an alleged domestic violence incident, including that his ex-girlfriend handled a gun in his car at one point during the altercation.

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Arizona Senate Dems call for Bundgaard to resign

Several Democratic senators are calling on Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard to resign from the Legislature because of an alleged domestic violence incident, and for an ethics investigation if he doesn't.

Sen. Ron Gould, who chairs the Senate Ethics Committee, wants Bundgaard to at least resign his leadership post.

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