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Tax cut bill zips through House, heads to Senate

The House of Representatives has approved a bill to stimulate economic development by cutting taxes and creating new incentives for businesses, despite complaints from critics that the measure was rushed through before it could be understood completely.

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Gun fight brewing at Legislature

Arizona's gun laws are already among the most permissive in the nation, but that's not good enough for gun-rights advocates who are taking aim at restrictions on who may carry guns, where they may carry them and when they may use them to shoot people.

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Lawmakers’ first duty: Show up and vote (access required)

Here’s the simple mathematics of representative government: Arizona taxpayers pay for lawmakers to show up and vote on every bill in the Legislature. Now here’s the flaw in that equation: Lawmakers get paid whether they show up or not. Unfortunately, many Arizona residents were underrepresented at the Capitol during last year’s regular legislative session.

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UpClose with Frank Antenori (access required)

If you're in a room with Frank Antenori, you'll definitely know it. The freshman Republican representative from Tucson is loud - no doubt a product of his military days, commanding Special Forces troops in battle. He's also not one to bite his tongue, a personality trait that got him some unwanted press coverage during last year's election when he criticized opponents who were running with public campaign money from the Clean Elections system.

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Lights out on payday loans (access required)

Next year, the Arizona Legislature will decide whether to eliminate payday lending in the state, which presents a dilemma for Republican lawmakers who will have to decide between their free-enterprise beliefs and a moral objection to the large fees on short-term loans.

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Guns don’t kill bills… budgets do (access required)

Hopes were high among Arizona gun-rights activists earlier this year when Janet Napolitano left the Governor’s Office for a position as secretary of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. After all, many state bills that would have loosened gun restrictions were near sure-shootin’ vetoes while the Democrat occupied the Ninth Floor.

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