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Union legislation comes with warning for Democratic lawmaker (access required)

Dusk, Motion Blur freight train.

It’s easy to dismiss the crew requirements legislation as just another pet project, the kind of bill that a lawmaker proposes session after session with usually no success, banking on the hope that one day, the winds will break in the other direction and the votes will fall into place to get it out of committee, out of the chamber, out of the Legislature and to the governor. But this upcoming session is special.

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Freshmen lawmakers – notables from the class of 2015 (access required)

Newly elected Rep. Chris Ackerly, a teacher and pro-education Republican, won heavily in the Pima County portion of southern Arizona’s Legislative District 2.

In the upcoming 2015 legislative session, one-third of the lawmakers in the Arizona House of Representatives will be freshmen. The 21 freshmen lawmakers – including four who are returning to the Capitol after absences, some for more than a decade – come from diverse backgrounds. They include a surgeon, a dentist, two teachers, two restaurant owners, a judge and a talk show host, to name a few.

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