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From law-breaker to lawmaker

Democratic Rep-elect Ceci Velasquez may need to use her legislative privilege to stay out of jail, if the cops don’t find her before session begins. Florence Municipal Court records show that Velasquez has a warrant out for her arrest due to her failure to appear in court or pay fines associated with a string of traffic violations in 2010.

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Arizona, other states retaliate against ‘revenge porn’

Sparked by a new law approved by the California legislature this fall, Arizona is one of several states where lawmakers are proposing bills to criminalize “revenge porn.”

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Extracting funds for K-12 (access required)

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Crandell’s overhaul of school finance plan attracts skepticism and support

It’s a puzzle that has vexed policymakers, education leaders and business groups for decades, but it’s one that Sen. Chester Crandell hopes to solve: How can the state revamp education funding to be both fair and simple?

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Republican candidates could benefit from their support of Medicaid (access required)

When asked how his vote for Medicaid expansion could threaten his chances at another term in the Arizona Legislature, Senate Majority Leader John McComish points to an Arizona Capitol Times newspaper hanging in a frame behind his desk “The risk of defiance,” the headline reads. “What will GOP senators’ ‘no’ votes on immigration bills cost them?”

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