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Burgeoning beer business seeks lifeline from Legislature (access required)

Andy Ingram, head brewer at Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, describes the beer brewing process at their 18-year-old facility, which produces about 80,000 kegs or just less than 10 million beers each year. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

There’s a battle brewing over microbreweries. For Arizona’s two largest craft beer brewing companies, business is booming. In fact, Four Peaks and San Tan brewing companies are producing so much beer that they’re pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a microbrewery. They’re brushing up against state-imposed caps on the amount of beer a microbrewery can brew.

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Splitting the House (access required)

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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