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AG lawsuit against regents dismissed

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich has no legal right to challenge the tuition the Arizona Board of Regents sets for the state's three universities -- or even the policies used to come up with those numbers, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Connie Contes decided today.

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Lawmaker seeks protections for teachers against strike

Teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and more than $1 billion in new education funding. (AP Photo/Matt York)

House Majority Whip Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, is telling teachers who oppose the job action to send her emails at her official state address detailing that they actually want to go to work but can't because the school has been closed. Townsend told Capitol Media Services she will write back -- and from her official state email account -- to provide proof that they made that claim.

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