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Lemonade legislation lands on Ducey’s desk

The state Senate on Monday gave final approval to legislation declaring lemonade to be the official state drink despite objections that the action sends precisely the wrong message to teens who want to affect state policy. Proponents of HB 2692 pointed out that the measure was crafted by a Gilbert high school student who complained that ...

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