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The reason for the rubbernecking

There was a reason why yesterday’s first day of special session got off to a slow start – Biggs and other conservative lawmakers wanted to hold back some of the funding for more staffers until certain benchmarks were met, our reporter was told.

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If the ducks aren’t in a row, suspend the rules

The House suspended rules in order to make up for lost time waiting on the legislation. The lower chamber suspended Rule 9(C)(7) requiring notice to lawmakers and the general public by 4 pm the day before a special meeting can be called, as well as Rule 33(B), which prohibits committees from taking action on a measure unless the measure is posted on a committee agenda by 4 pm the previous day.

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Signed, sealed and delivered

Brewer issued a call today (May 22) for lawmakers to return to the Capitol May 27 for a special session to overhaul the state’s child-welfare agency and close out an ever-growing backlog of 14,777 abuse and neglect cases.

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Brewer eyeing Ducey, Smith for endorsement

Brewer, who has expressed her desire to endorse a candidate in the gubernatorial primary, has narrowed down her choices to two. She conceded in an interview yesterday that one of them is Smith, the lone Republican in the race who supports her controversial proposal to expand Medicaid and to maintain the Common Core standards, but wouldn’t say who the other candidate is.

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Pro-Ducey IE’s poll yields pro-Ducey result

Just one week after the Republic reported that Ducey was bringing up the rear in most gubernatorial campaigns’ internal polls, a new poll commissioned by the pro-Ducey IE Conservative Leadership for Arizona shows him not only leading the GOP primary, but with about twice the support of any other candidate.

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Dearest judges whom I appointed…

Brewer and AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach today (May 14) asked the Arizona Supreme Court to reverse the appellate court’s ruling that the 36 Republican legislators who are challenging Medicaid expansion have standing to sue.

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Add county attorney to the list of Horne investigators

Attorney Tom Ryan, who represents former AG staffer and Horne campaign volunteer Sarah Beattie, repeatedly declined to comment yesterday on whether he filed complaints against Horne with any law enforcement agency after submitting Beattie’s complaint to the secretary of state’s office and Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

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Binders full of donors

Attorney Tom Ryan today submitted former AG staffer and Horne campaign volunteer Sarah Beattie’s complaint to the secretary of state’s office and Clean Elections Commission, formally alleging that she, Horne and most executive office staffers have been working on the AG’s re-election on taxpayer time.

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