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Brewer modest but successful in last session (access required)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Josh Coddington/Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Jan Brewer’s agenda in her final regular legislative session lacked the blockbuster policies, drag-out fights and frayed nerves of 2013. Instead, the governor proposed a far more modest agenda in 2014. Relatively small spending increases in a few key areas, two low-profile economic development bills and legislation strengthening the state’s human trafficking laws were among the biggest policies she pursued.

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How the 2014 session unfolded (access required)

Rep. David Gowan, R-Sierra Vista. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Week of January 6-10 Known as “hell week” around the Capitol, the week before the legislative session was when lawmakers were focused on raising campaign contributions and held at least three dozen fundraisers. Meanwhile, lawmakers were slow to pre-file their ...

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DuVal unveils plan for job growth (access required)

Fred DuVal

Presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Fred DuVal unveiled a plan for spurring job growth in Arizona that includes improving K-12 and higher education, expanding tax credits for research and development, reducing regulatory burdens and giving preference to in-state companies that compete for government contracts.

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