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Thursday legislative action on notable bills includes insurance, Clean Elections

Arizona State Capitol

Action from yesterday's legislative session included passage of bills blocking the sale of insurance policies under the federal Affordable Care Act in Arizona if they include coverage for abortion; eliminating the current requirement that students pass all three sections of Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards; increasing the penalty for the theft of beer and more.

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Douglas lashes out after Ducey overturns firings

Diane Douglas

State schools Superintendent Diane Douglas lashed out at Gov. Doug Ducey after he overturned her attempted firing of two state Board of Education employees, accusing him of infringing on her statutory and constitutional duties and of surrounding himself with a cabal of Common Core supporters.

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Arizona has ‘Big Mo’ in education

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For those who say that the state of our schools is “poor,” the rhetoric doesn’t match reality. That folks in positions of educational leadership subscribe to such a gloomy view of Arizona’s schools is disturbing.

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