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Dem leader tries to force budget to governor (access required)

On June 24, a senior Democratic senator tried to accomplish through a parliamentary maneuver what Gov. Jan Brewer failed to do by taking her case to court. Senate Minority Leader Jorge Garcia made a motion on the floor that afternoon for the Legislature to immediately transmit the budget bills it passed on June 4.

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Water agency director insists lawmakers can give him forbearance authority (access required)

The head of the state’s water agency insists that, contrary to the conclusions of a legislative attorney, lawmakers can authorize his department to “forbear” the use of water from the Colorado River.