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Melvin wants tax credits for filmmakers


A Republican senator is renewing the push for a tax credit program to lure multi-media productions to Arizona.

Sen. Al Melvin, R-SaddleBrook, wants to allow production companies to claim a 20 percent tax credit on expenditures of at least $250,000.

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Proceeding with caution

While some local Republicans expectedly came out against the immigration reform proposal that Flake and McCain unveiled yesterday, several have expressed support or at least showed a measure of caution about jumping straight to opposition.

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Hallman jumps into 2014 governor’s race (access required)

Hugh Hallman jumps into Arizona governor's race

Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman made his official entry into the 2014 governor’s race.

Hallman, a Republican, has long been an oft-rumored candidate for numerous offices. On Tuesday he filed a campaign committee with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office for a gubernatorial run.

“We’re off and running,” Hallman said.

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