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A Pearce defeat means shake up in Senate (access required)

If Senate President Russell Pearce loses his race tomorrow, it will trigger a shakeup in Senate leadership that will see Republicans choosing a new president.

By all accounts, three senators are interested in the position — Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs, Senate Majority Whip Steve Pierce, and Sen. Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler.

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Look what I did! (access required)

With Arizona’s jobless rate hanging stubbornly at 9 percent, next year’s election will come down to one issue that trumps all others: jobs.

And as dozens of lawmakers gear up for the campaign season — including the 25 freshmen elected last year — they know that voters will be expecting them to do something about it.

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The why of Yarbrough’s vote

Gould and Landrum Taylor’s votes in favor of holding a formal investigation of Bundgaard were expected, so observers at yesterday’s meeting were most interested to see how Biggs and Yarbrough would vote.

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Key absence could quash Bundgaard ethics hearing (access required)

A full-blown investigation of Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s infamous freeway fight seemed certain to take place when an ethics complaint was filed against him last month.

But one member of the ethics panel won’t be around when the committee meets today to decide whether to proceed with an inquiry. And that missing vote could neutralize efforts to investigate Bundgaard.

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