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Women in politics: The heat of the kitchen

In her news conference Friday (July 3) announcing she is going to resign as Alaska governor, Sarah Palin bemoaned what she said were women in political office being held to a different standard. In a 2008 interview at a Newsweek event in Los Angeles, however...

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Election law stymied at the end

Amendments yesterday (July 1) to state election law (H2603, substituted on floor with S1087) crashed and burned in the Senate as a negotiated fix-up for Clean Elections missed its necessary three-quarter majority. Now, lawmakers would have to get approval from Brewer to resurrect the idea in a special session...

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Former Congressman Jim McNulty dead at 83

Jim McNulty, 83, a former state senator (1969-74) and one-term congressman died yesterday from Parkinson's disease complications, the Arizona Daily Star reports. Mr. McNulty also served on the Arizona Board of Regents and the Board of Education. He was defeated for a second term in Congress in 1984 by Jim Kolbe.

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There is a deal

Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative leaders have struck a deal on the budget that, among other provisions, calls for more than $600 million in spending cuts...

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Which way will the gavel pass?

Gov. Jan Brewer is planning to attend a "Passing of the Gavel" party tomorrow for Chief Justice Ruth McGregor's impending retirement at the end of the month, and sources say the governor might give a short speech. Some at the Legislature have noted that because the governor's challenge will be heard Tuesday, with McGregor still presiding over the court, the event presents the appearance of impropriety.

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Reps continue to scrap for SCAAP

Democratic U.S. reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, Gabrielle Giffords and Harry Mitchell scored a legislative victory last night in their quest to restore funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP). With a bipartisan vote, the House passed their amendment to ...

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