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A look at Arizona election winners, losers

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Election Day in Arizona saw Republicans winning the presidential vote despite Democratic efforts to tap into the state's growing demographic shift, a GOP sweep of statewide utility regulator races, and a sturdy defense of a swing congressional district in southern Arizona.

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Despite concerns, firings haven’t increased since 2012 personnel reform (access required)

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A massive personnel reform package pushed through the Legislature by Brewer in 2012 dramatically shifted the balance of power between the state and its employees. The law made most new employees at-large, or “uncovered,” and required covered employees to give up their merit protection in order to receive promotions or raises. Covered employees were offered bonuses to entice them to switch to uncovered status.

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