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Spring training bill for Tucson is alive

TUCSON - A Cochise County lawmaker has stepped up to the plate to help revive a tax intended to keep spring training in Pima County. Rep. David Stevens, R-Sierra Vista, said he's been assured the measure will now be given a vote in the House.

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Lawsuit by Thomas, Arpaio against board is tossed

A Maricopa County judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas against the Board of Supervisors. Both objected to a move by the board to transfer $24 million to the state to balance the budget.

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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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