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Poll: Feds encourage illegal immigration

Rasmussen Reports yesterday publicized a national survey it conducted earlier this month that shows 68 percent of likely voters believe border security is more important than legalizing the status of illegal immigrants already in the country. The question, however, seems designed to elicit such an outcome.

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Gowan: Make U.S. prove its mandates are constitutional

The federal government, state Rep. David Gowan says, is not showing Arizona the proper respect. So Gowan, a Republican from Sierra Vista, is pushing a bill demanding that when the federal government requires Arizona to create a program, the mandate comes with “arguments” that it “will pass a constitutional challenge if contested in a court of law.”

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Use of Arizona land money for agency ruled illegal

In a decision that could put a $10 million hole in the current state budget, a judge has ruled it's unconstitutional for Arizona to use money from proceeds of trust land sales to help pay for running the Land Department instead of having it flow into schools and public institutions.

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Arizona fighting the federal government over states’ rights (access required)

It's not just about immigration. Arizona Republicans have been itching for a fight with the feds over everything from gun regulations to light bulb manufacturing. By passing laws intended to put new limits on federal authority, the Legislature is likely to get exactly what it wanted - a no-holds-barred brawl over states' rights.

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Arizona poised to sue feds over health care

The Legislature is moving ahead with plans to give Gov. Jan Brewer and lawmakers the authority to sue the federal government over the health care law, even though lawmakers pushing for a lawsuit were unable to fully explain the legal basis for a court challenge.

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Going nuclear?  (access required)

For Arizona politicians, the easy part of plunging back into the nuclear-energy business is well under way - the talking part. Now come the details, which include such hurdles as finding enough water, winning federal permits and - what else? - coming up with the billions of dollars needed to pay for construction.

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