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Scott Bales, Arizona’s new chief justice (access required)

Scott Bales, chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

The Arizona Supreme Court’s new chief justice, Scott Bales, began his five-year term June 27 and introduced the court’s plan to reach its top goals under his leadership. Bales, a Democrat who was appointed by former Gov. Janet Napalitano, has been on the bench since 2005. He took over the rotating position from Justice Rebecca White Berch, who will return to her duties as a justice.

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PSPRS board urges Brewer to call special session


The board that oversees Arizona’s pension system for police, firefighter and other public safety employees voted to urge Gov. Jan Brewer to call a special session to fix funding problems in the state’s public employees’ pension system, though it declined to recommend the only concrete plan proposed so far.

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