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Rep. TJ Shope, R-Coolidge

Shope eyes smaller districts for state representatives

Rep. T.J. Shope wants to cut Arizona’s massive House of Representatives districts in half.

The first-term lawmaker hasn’t completed his plans yet, but is strongly leaning toward a proposal that would split the House districts in half. Rather than have each legislative district elect two House members at large, Shope’s plan would create two separate House districts that would be contained within each Senate district.

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UpClose with David Schapira: Found some success at blocking legislation with ‘watchdog’ approach

The Senate minority announced an audacious goal this year — to put the spotlight on Republicans and their legislation. That task fell to a young father to articulate his party’s positions in a year when Republicans, who are control both chambers, don’t even need a single Democratic vote to pass emergency legislation.

The immediate challenge for Senate Minority Leader David Schapira, a Tempe Democrat, and his caucus was to avoid being relegated to irrelevance.

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The letter of the law, but definitely not the spirit

Dem insiders tell YS that Goddard and Grijalva are asking the party’s roughly 500 state committeemen to re-elect the Arizona Democratic Party’s entire current slate of officials in anattempt to avoid a schism between Cherny and Glassman supporters in the wake of the shooting in Tucson.

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State GOP: good odds trump politics

One GOP source said the McClung campaign's decision to not send unallocatable money to the state party has rankled party officials and is the latest in a series of decisions that has alienated them from major Republican groups.

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