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A pair of Republican lawmakers was on the defense yesterday after bloggers began weaving a tale of conspiracy, alleging a piece of real estate legislation was killed in exchange for a lawsuit against one of the lawmakers being settled.
But according to the two lawmakers, the issue is an overblown case of coincidence and ignorance about the mechanics of how bills move through the Legislature.
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A Senate committee endorsed legislation Wednesday that would escalate penalties for minors who use fake IDs to purchase tobacco products.Read More »
A Senate panel on Wednesday waded into an ugly fight between a trade association of cigar manufacturers and one of its members over “blunt wraps.”Read More »
More committees mean more people divvying up the work, ostensibly making for an efficient legislative process.Read More »
The number of economy-related committees raises an interesting question: Which panel will consider legislation aimed at improving the state’s economy?Read More »
A full list of the 50th Legislature membershipRead More »
Despite losing about 65 percent of its budget in the midst of a severe statewide economic crunch, the outlook at the Arizona Office of Tourism seems as bright as the Arizona sun.Read More »
"The Bible tells us not to charge usury when you loan money to people. Essentially these people are taking advantage of people." - Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican from Lake Havasu City, explaining why he voted against a bill that would've allowed the payday loan industry to stay in business.Read More »