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2015 Session Wrap Q&A: Senate President Andy Biggs (access required)

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

The stars aligned for Senate President Andy Biggs in 2015. The numbers don’t show it, but the makeup of the Senate proved more conservative. A new governor worked well with Republican leadership in the Senate. Meanwhile, Biggs was once again a force behind the budget and took the lead to end the session in record time.

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Ducey orders agency to allow gays to foster, adopt children

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Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the Department of Child Safety to allow married same-sex couples to jointly house foster children and adopt. Ducey ordered the policy change in response to an Arizona Capitol Times report that DCS had quietly reversed a policy that had allowed married same-sex couples to jointly adopt or provide foster care.

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