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Legislature is in a special session on the budger

Senate Plans to Review House Changes to Proposed Budget

Arizona senators passed their package more than a week ago; plan to debate Tues. morning.

AZ Senate Oks Parts of House Budget Proposal, Reverses Others

Arizona Senate keeps $54M for child welfare programs; took away emergency dental funds for Medicaid expansion; may have final vote Mon. afternoon.

A map of the Arizona Congressional districts, as redrawn by the Arizona Independent redistricting commission in 2011 and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012.

Pastor Endorses Maricopa Supervisor for His CD 7 Seat

U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor retires at end of term; says he wants Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox to be his successor.

4/10/12

Demand for Interpretation Grows in Pima County Courts

Interpreters provided services more than 11,000 times in 2013, nearly a 30 percent increase from fiscal year 2010-11.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, March 28, 2014

One-on-one talk with Republican Christine Jones about why she wants to be governor; a look at congressional races.

Voting Rights Groups Appealing Proof of Citizenship Enforcement

Judge approved federal election officials to help KS, AZ enforce state laws requiring new voters to document their US citizenship.

AZ House OKs Revised Budget Plan, Returns to Senate for Debate

Chamber's plan is at $9.23B, added more funding for child welfare, education; Senate's spending plan passed last week.

Legislature is in a special session on the budger

Tobin Wants Budget Vote, Despite Opposition from Fellow House GOP

AZ House Speaker Andy Tobin asks for final decision; a group of Republicans don't agree as they want more child welfare, education money in spending plan.

AZ Senate Committee OKs Virtual Fence Along Border

An amendment to House bill would allow Arizona to place high-tech radar and video sensors on 300 towers along 375 miles.

New Bill Could Stop Converting Public Schools to Charter Schools

AZ Senate OKs legislation by President Andy Biggs; he says public school districts draining general funds by doing so.

Brewer Creates Human Trafficking Council

Aims to develop comprehensive victims' service plan; in 2013, governor created a task force co-chaired by Cindy McCain to identify ways to reduce trafficking.

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

AZ House May Have Budget Deal

A late night meeting moves chamber closer to final vote; state Rep. Ethan Orr says negotiations yielded a compromise.

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

School Board Member Fills AZ House Vacated Seat

Norma Munoz appointed to midterm vacancy created by Rep. Ruben Gallego who stepped down to run for Congress.

Judge: Arpaio Trivialized Racial Profiling Findings

Maricopa sheriff is set to appear before federal judge Monday for allegations that his chief deputy has suggested they weren't obligated to fix violations.

Clintons, McCains Participate in Conference at ASU

7th annual Clinton Global Initiative University features students who commit to service projects addressing global problems.

Rural health care providers in Southeast Arizona may be facing some new challenges. Governor Jan Brewers budget relies on obtaining an exemption from federal rules so she can reduce the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid alternative, and save the state $1.5 billion over the next two years.

Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuits Against Hospitals Appeal

Arizona Supreme Court agreed to review a lower court's decision allowing suits against hospitals under state law; hospitals argue law applies to long-term care facilities.

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