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Senate president points out weak link on jobs bill

After two decades of legislating, Bob Burns is calling it quits. Burns presided as Senate president during the worst of times. Lawmakers under his leadership battled multibillion-dollar deficits and were forced to make painful choices, dramatically cutting programs and even ...

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Mills’ camp says Prop. 100 not a Brewer victory

Mills' consultant Camilla Strongin said she wasn't surprised at all to see the sales tax increase sail to an easy victory - and added Brewer's near constant urging for the measure will come back to haunt the governor in the GOP primary. "I think it clearly solidifies her credentials as a tax-hike governor," she said. Strongin attributed the election night blowout to the total lack of an opposition campaign and a combination of "misinformation and scare tactics."

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Early voter stats for Maricopa County

Maricopa County elections officials forecast that 30 percent of the county's 1.8 million registered voters will cast ballots for the sales tax special election. Karen Osborne, county elections director, attributed the high estimate to the large number of registered early voters and the degree of interest in the sales tax referendum. Roughly 700,000 Maricopa County voters receive early ballots in the mail. So far, 490,000 early ballots have been returned, said Osborne, who predicted the county will receive an additional 100,000 early ballots by tomorrow night.

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