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AZ Illustrated Politics: Friday, February 28, 2014

A look at Gov. Brewer's veto of SB 1062; Tucson Mayor Rothschild's State of the City address.

AZ Week: 'SB 1062 Slap in Face to Many Arizonans'

Painfully ironic to have this type of legislation introduced on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act, says founding director of ASU's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy .

AZ Week: Opposing Sides Debate Good, Bad of Vetoed SB 1062

Supporter says bill could have 'helped gay community;' opponent says it would hurt state's reputation.

Judicial Review

6 Nominees Proposed to Fill Arizona Judicial Vacancies

Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington approves; one could be the first American Indian woman to serve on federal bench.

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AZ GOP: Vetoed SB 1062 Shouldn't Affect '16 Natl Convention in PHX

Phoenix among 8 choices to host 2016's Republican national convention; state Republican leaders say legislation shouldn't affect those chances.

Initial Approval of Bill for Surprise Abortion Clinic Inspections

Arizona House OKs; would eliminate requirement that DHS obtain administrative warrant to conduct unscheduled inspections.

Brewer Signs Bill Repealing 2013 Elections Overhaul Law

Action cancels November elections where voters would have had final say; law aimed to trim early voting list.

Pastor, First Latino Congressman from AZ, Won't Seek Re-election

After 23 years, Democrat says he will 'close this chapter of my life and start a new one;' first elected to replace Udall.

Gov. Jan Brewer.

Brewer Vetoes Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Bill would have allowed business owners to deny service to gay people based on 'sincerely held' belief.

Protest of sb 1062

Sponsor of SB 1062 Meets with Brewer, Says He Defends Bill

Arizona Sen. Steve Yarborough wrote legislation that allows businesses refuse service to LGBT; governor met with supporters, opponents all of Wednesday.

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Members of the National Guard stand in a line as they await departure.

AZ Air Natl Guard Members Paying Thousands to Avoid Scam Trial

21 defendants were accused last year of fraudulently collection $1.4 million in additional living-expense pay.

Brewer Holding Meetings With SB 1062 Supporters, Opponents

Governor's spokesman says she will gather information about legislation as she considers to sign or veto.

Tucson Unified School District classroom undated

AZ House Committee Voting on Bill to Arm Teachers

HB 2412 would allow school districts to also authorize other school staff to carry guns; supporters say would protect children in event of mass shooting.

Pressure Builds on Brewer to Veto Religious Freedom Bill

Her top political adviser joins long bipartisan list of politicians, businesses, rights groups in calling for rejection.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild (D) says the city will feel the effects of mandatory federal budget cuts.

Tucson Mayor's Third State of City Address Wednesday

Past topics included fixing roads as economic driver, annexing outlying areas, reducing poverty, homelessness.

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Religious Freedom Bill Sent to Governor's Desk

Brewer has this week to decide: sign, veto, let it become law without her signature; opposition swells.

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