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Lobbying record analysis methodology

Lobbying record analysis methodology

The Arizona Capitol Times analysis of more than 9,000 lobbyist expenditure records that were filed in 2011 and 2012 included making decisions about what to count, what not to count and how to categorize expenditures. The goal was to evaluate different types of spending and to analyze records showing beneficiaries of the money.

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Republican to challenge Carter in 2014 GOP primary (access required)

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Grassroots activists who are threatening a political backlash against Republicans who support Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan have settled on an initial target. This week, a precinct committeewoman filed the paperwork to challenge Rep. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, in next year’s Republican primary.

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Sarah Buel: Professor’s life experience is basis for helping domestic violence victims (access required)

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Sarah Buel was working as a paralegal for the city prosecutor’s office in Seattle when a judge called her up to the bench after a hearing. She had just argued passionately on behalf of a victim in a domestic violence case. The husband had poured boiling water on his wife, burning and scarring her terribly. Buel’s boss wanted to drop assault charges, saying the family at least had insurance to cover her medical care. The judge told Buel she should become a lawyer.

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