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Legislature on track to adjourn May 1 (access required)

Arizona Capitol Building (Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Arizona Legislature will end its session next week, killing hundreds of outstanding bills and giving lawmakers several months to hunker down and prepare to come back in the summer -- by which time a clearer picture will emerge of the state’s financial and physical health.

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Blackman relaunches effort to release prisoners early

Walt Blackman PHOTO BY KATIE CAMPBELL/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES

A 2020 legislative effort to expand early release opportunities for prisoners kicked off Monday morning with exhortations from advocates to think beyond incremental steps and warnings from the Arizona Department of Corrections that it doesn’t have the budget or staff to handle big changes.

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