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Mills may be losing momentum (access required)

Revelations that Mills had defrauded business partner in Florida and conflicting messages from his campaign that muddied his position on Arizona’s employer sanctions law have set the stage for attacks against him in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

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Patchwork changes to immigration law came in waning hours of session

Rep. Russ Jones and Sen. Russell Pearce, sponsor of S1070, negotiated 11th-hour changes to Arizona’s strict new immigration law. Key changes were made to Jones’ trailer bill, H2162, that clarified the definition of “lawful conduct” and prescribed guidelines for law enforcement. But not everyone is pleased with the amendments.

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The time is now for job recovery

Arizona is in desperate need of a job-creation package that will accelerate economic recovery. Our budget challenges will remain until 2014, 2015 and possibly 2016. Arizonans cannot afford to wait five years for a jobs-package.

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Biggs was Pearce’s S1070 emissary in House (access required)

Biggs changed the section allowing civil suits against governments and agencies that use sanctuary policies to require the courts to award legal fees to those entities if they prevail in their lawsuits. Another provision was added to protect Child Protective Service workers and emergency medical technicians from legal action as a result of the bill.

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