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Splitting the House (access required)

Rep. TJ Shope (R-Coolidge)

Shope eyes smaller districts for state representatives

Rep. T.J. Shope wants to cut Arizona’s massive House of Representatives districts in half.

The first-term lawmaker hasn’t completed his plans yet, but is strongly leaning toward a proposal that would split the House districts in half. Rather than have each legislative district elect two House members at large, Shope’s plan would create two separate House districts that would be contained within each Senate district.

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Racino rumors abound, but nothing filed (access required)

Rumors are swirling over the possible introduction of a ballot initiative to bring casino-style gambling to Arizona’s racetrack industry. Officials with Bennett’s office late last week had heard tales of the initiative, as had other political observers.

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