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Author Archives: Nathan Brown Arizona Capitol Times

Finchem recall campaign workers organized, motivated

Manuel Galdamez, a member of Rural Arizonans for Accountability, walks through a neighborhood in northern Pima County to gather signatures for a petition to recall Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, on March 19. (PHOTO BY NATHAN BROWN/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES)

They have a tough road ahead – only one legislator has been successfully recalled in Arizona history. What’s more, the Finchem recall movement needs 24,775 valid signatures of registered voters by July 8 to get the recall on the ballot and they have to find a competitive candidate to run against Finchem, who has held office since 2015.

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Key criminal justice bills dormant in Senate (access required)

Row of bars and American old prison cells

Although several measures aimed at cutting prison sentences and making other major changes to Arizona’s criminal justice system have passed the House this year, the big question is whether these bills will make it through the Senate or even get a hearing there.

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