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Standardized Tests No Longer Required in High School

State law, effective Friday, eliminates mandate to pass AIMS or any state exam to graduate

Taxes

Tax Bracket Changes Proposed

State bill to adjust tax brackets for inflation clears first legislative hurdle

2015 Legislature Faces Familiar Budget Issues

Lawmakers convene Monday, with new state administration, same fiscal problems atop their agenda.

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

Legislature Urges Appeals Court to Block Millions in Back Payments to Public Schools

Arizona lawmakers seek to delay a judge's order that the state immediately pay nearly $317M.

TUSD children in classroom.

Public Schools: Legislature Should Be Able to Pay $1B

Judge has been asked to disregard state argument that it cannot afford to give funds for inflation adjustments to annual education funding.

Lawmakers: Taxes on E-Cigarettes Could Bring Millions in Revenue

Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee explores options to deal with possible $1B deficit.

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

Incumbent Ethan Orr Ousted in State House Race

Republican loses by 123 votes; Democrats Randy Friese, Victoria Steele prevail in Tucson's District 9.

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

LD 9: Democratic Newcomer Leads Over GOP Incumbent Orr

Randy Friese 247 votes ahead in race to represent Tucson; about 9K votes still need to be counted in Pima County.

Arizona Capitol Buildling

Arizona GOP Lawmakers Choose Leaders

Southern Arizona's LD 14 Rep. Gowan will replace Tobin as state House speaker.

2 State House Incumbents Lose, Third Too Close to Call

Pair of Southern Arizona Democrats unseated, 1 Republican in virtual tie with political newcomer.

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

Southern Arizona's State Senate Incumbents Get Another Term

3 Democrats, 1 Republican in LD 2, 4, 10, 14 contested races have been re-elected.

Arizona Legislature May Try to Fix Licensing System for Doctors

State representative says lawmakers could approve bill changing process amid current backlog of applications.

Former Arizona Legislator Dies at 73

David Burnell Smith was a member of the state House representing Scottsdale; stepped down in 2006.

Lawmakers: Tax E-Cigarettes to Aid Budget Shortfall

Arizona legislators are considering proposal as a way to help cover $1B deficit expected by 2017.

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

METRO WEEK: What Impact Do Tucson Lawmakers Have on Arizona Legislature?

Two former legislators weigh in on changing influence of local politicians.

State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona

State Senate Races in Pima, Tucson Focus on Economic Growth

Legislators, political newcomers facing off for seats in Arizona's LD 2, 4, 10, 11.

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