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Proposal would add 30 members to AZ House (access required)

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At least two longtime Republican lawmakers think it’s worth a shot to add 30 lawmakers to make Arizona’s government work better. Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, wants voters to approve a constitutional amendment to divide each of the state’s 30 districts ...

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Civil asset forfeiture reform: A solution in search of a problem (access required)

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If the Arizona Legislature wants to help drug cartels and organized crime, then heeding the Institute for Justice and establishing a “conviction first” statute for civil forfeiture is a great start. The only people such a measure will hurt are law abiding citizens, prosecutors and police officers. But drug dealers? They will absolutely love it.

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Is Constitution to be taken seriously or for granted?

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As an attorney and retired judge I have always considered the Arizona Constitution to be the highest law of the state, not a set of guidelines. That’s why I am a plaintiff, along with a top local businesswoman, in the lawsuit brought by Rose Law Group challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 208, potentially the largest income tax hike in Arizona history.

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