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The Department of Public Safety released these details on a strike force operation last week in Pinal County.

Legislative Pushback to $30M Border Strike Force Plan

Democrats and some Republicans are said to be resisting the governor’s plan.

Will Career, Tech Education Funding Be Restored?

Unanimous House vote to support JTED funding, belying Gov Ducey's plan.

ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

Several people discuss efforts to reform the state employee hiring and firing system while having opposing beliefs.
Jimmy Chavez - President, Arizona Highway Patrol Association 
Sheri Van Horsen - President, Local 3111, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 
Mark Flatten - Investigative Journalist, Goldwater Institute 
Nick Dranias - Director, Center for Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute

State Lawmakers Propose Bills to Revamp Refugee Program

Further background checks for candidates and oversight for management of facilties

Senate Committee Rebuffs Superintendent Douglas

The state’s top school official does not like a new bill defining power to hire and fire.

Senate Bill Aims to Reduce Arizona Pension Costs

A Senate committee passed changes to the public safety pension system

Corrections Budget Calls for 1,000 New State Prison Beds

Prison overcrowding is a topic of discussion with Senate Appropriations Committee members

Arizona congressional districts, approved in 2012.

Lawmaker Proposes Elected Redistricting Commission

Commission now has two Republicans, two Democrats, one independent.

METRO WEEK: Cuts Would End Career, Tech Education

Alternative plan relies on grants and matching funds from businesses.

Arizona Bills Would Create Lieutenant Governor Post

Proposals would change line of succession; voters must approve.

Daniel Hernandez.

Sunnyside School Trustee Hernandez Seeks House Seat

Former intern credited with helping save Giffords after shooting will run in District 2

House Speaker Wants State to Resist Federal Land Control

House committee wants to keep Arizona land in the hands of the state

Lorenzo Romero is Governor Doug Ducey's director of the office of strategic budget planning. He presents the governor's 2016-2017 budget proposal in Tucson.

Tucsonans Want More School Funding in Governor's Budget

Supporters of community college, technical education say past cuts should be reversed.

Lawmaker Questions Governor's Budget Proposal for Prisons

Joint appropriations committee meeting hears report on spending proposal.

AZ WEEK: Ducey Wants $31.5M for Border Drug Strike Force

Governor outlines priorities for 2016-17, including spending some of state's surplus.

Member of the Arizona state Legislature meet at the Senate Building.

Arizona Legislature Considers Immigration Curbs on Cities

Bills would keep cities from issuing IDs, withhold money from sanctuary cities.

Taxes, Education Likely to Top Arizona Legislative Session

Lawmakers convene Monday followed by governor's State of the State speech.

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