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Poll: Voters sour on Brewer’s handling of IRC (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to remove the state’s redistricting chairwoman has left a bad impression on voters, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Brewer’s handling of the situation could have some long-term implications for both the governor and the Republican Party in Arizona, the pollster said.

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Is prop 106 repeal in the cards?

The possibility of a special session this week to respond to the state Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate Mathis as IRC chairwoman is looking pretty slim, especially as it relates to a repeal of Prop 106.

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How the tables turn

Almost 11 years ago to the day, Thomas Zlaket was the chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court and he apologized to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments for being unable to free them of the high-profile political duty of creating the pool of potential IRC members.

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Redistricting applicants raise questions of qualifications, independence (access required)

It's unclear what will happen with a batch of applicants who wanted to replace the ousted - then reinstated - chairwoman of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission Colleen Mathis.

But the scramble over the search for a replacement for Mathis passed a key milestone this week nonetheless, as 19 Arizonans formally stepped forward to fill what is perhaps the most scrutinized and thankless job in the state right now.

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