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Certain facts bear repeating over and over

Former state representative Anthony Kern counts ballots on April 30 during a Senate audit of the 2020 election at Veterans Coliseum. This photo led to auditors kicking pool reporter Ryan Randazzo of the Arizona Republic out of the arena for alleged violation of a rule prohibiting the photographing of ballots. Randazzo’s tweet sparked a long conversation on the social media platform in which users questioned his participation in the audit because he was a losing candidate in the election, he was photographed in the mob of Trump supporters during the siege on the Capitol Jan. 6 and he has been involved in the Stop the Steal movement. (Photo by Ryan Randazzo/Arizona Republic)

Dear Editor: The calendar year for the Legislature is over except for an ongoing audit that perpetuates fear mongering, misinformation, and blatant accusations that cannot be proven. This beautiful state makes national news for all the wrong reasons. It is a travesty ...

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House ends session with flurry of bills (access required)

House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding, D-Laveen, left, talks with Arizona House Majority Leader Ben Toma, R-Peoria, during a vote on the Arizona budget June 24, 2021. Bolding said on June 30, 2021, the Legislature had “A shameful end to a shameful session." (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The House wrapped up this year’s legislative session by, among other things, voting to give rural lawmakers more money.  The Senate voted June 29 to pass HB2053, which increases the daily stipend for living expenses for lawmakers outside of Maricopa County during the session. ...

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