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Goldwater’s son lauds dad’s eye for photography

In this photo taken Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, Michael Goldwater the youngest son of Barry Goldwater reads a passage from a book he complied of his father photographic works Saturday afternoon during the opening reception of "Arizona's Son: The Photography of Barry Goldwater" at the Smoki Museum in Prescott. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw)

PRESCOTT — Arizona native Barry Goldwater changed the American political landscape when he ran unsuccessfully in 1964 as the Republican nominee for president and by serving five terms in the U.S. Senate. He became the "conscience of the conservative" and an elder statesman with an independent streak.

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A taste of what’s to come

Brewer didn’t offer a lot of specifics, but she was clear-eyed about two policy items she will pursue this session: money for K-12 education and simplifying the state’s sales tax system. Brewer was the main speaker at today’s annual legislative forecast luncheon organized by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.

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Fiscal crisis past, Legislature still to be frugal in 2013

With a fiscal crisis that forced billions of dollars in state government cuts mainly over, the Arizona Legislature enters its 2013 session Monday with a budget surplus but little appetite among majority Republicans to loosen the purse strings. The state has socked away about $450 million in a rainy day fund and has more than $1 billion in total surplus going into the budget year that begins July 1.

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