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4 pro-gun bills get initial nod in Arizona Senate

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The Arizona Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to four major pro-gun bills that Republicans said are necessary to protect 2nd Amendment rights. The bills have had wide Republican support but Democratic opposition as they made their way through both chambers.

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Lawmakers approve $9.23 billion budget

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Three weeks after the Senate surprised the Capitol community by unilaterally moving forward with a bare bones budget proposal, Republicans in the House and Senate came to an agreement on a spending plan they hope the governor will accept.

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Biggs confident in Senate budget, others not so sure (access required)

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

The Senate is poised to pass a $9.13 billion fiscal 2015 budget on Thursday, and the House may follow suit next week when it begins its own debate on a plan expected to mirror the one proposed by Senate President Andy Biggs. Yet a question remains, one that Sen. Steve Pierce asked in the Senate’s GOP caucus meeting on Wednesday afternoon: “Do we really expect this to be signed by the governor?”

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