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Bill would punish lobbyists who lie

State legislators still want to punish lobbyists who lie. The Senate Government Committee on Thursday unanimously voted to impose stiff penalties on registered lobbyists who knowingly provide false information to lawmakers and other public officials.

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House panel backs ballot measure on bias

A House committee has endorsed new legislation to have Arizona voters decide whether to amend the state Constitution to generally prohibit discrimination and favorable treatment by state and local government based on sex, race, ethnicity, color and national origin.

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House OKs bill aiding gas storage project

The Arizona House has approved a bill loosening state regulatory protections for groundwater to help a Texas company's proposal to store natural gas in a stadium-sized underground cavern.

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Flagstaff denies immigration agency office space

FLAGSTAFF - U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement's request to temporarily use city-owned office space for free in Flagstaff has been denied because of public perception.

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SRP revises earnings projection for fiscal 2010

Officials with one of Arizona's largest utilities predict the company will earn about $25 million less this fiscal year than forecast a few months ago. That could possibly result in rate increases, outsourcing of jobs and other options to manage the budget.

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Arizona suspends use of outdoor cells

Arizona's prisons director has suspended the use of all outdoor holding cells while crews retrofit them to provide shade and water in the wake of an inmate's heat-related death.

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