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Legislative plan could provide $8.7 million statewide for classroom supplies

PHOENIX -- A measure to help teachers pay for classroom supplies cleared a critical hurdle Thursday as state lawmakers resurrected it from political death.

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Lawmakers push for tougher penalties on animal cruelty laws

PHOENIX -- State senators agreed Monday to boost the penalty for intentional abuse or killing of pets over objections from a lawmaker who said it could make criminals out of ranchers protecting their herds.

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Layman’s guide to following AZ Legislature

PHOENIX -- Want to keep tabs on your lawmakers and not even have to get out of your pajamas? You can -- if you have a computer.

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Lawmakers press for new look at Arizona sentencing laws for non-violent offenders

PHOENIX -- Two state lawmakers hope to do what has proven politically impossible for decades: Convince colleagues to consider sentencing reform.

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Proposed legislation would force city council, mayoral candidates to declare party affiliation

PHOENIX -- A Scottsdale Republican lawmaker wants to force city council and mayoral candidates to run with party labels, saying he believes it will help prevent liberals from sneaking into office.

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Judge upholds law stifling Libertarian ballot presence

PHOENIX -- A federal judge has rebuffed a bid by the Libertarian Party to kill an Arizona law even its sponsors concede was designed to make it harder for minor party candidates to get on the general election ballot.

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Arizona taxpayers could pay more as pension costs continue to rise

Pension costs for Arizona police officers and firefighters are rising to the point they are overburdening taxpayers, according to a legislative committee that is seeking reforms.

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GOP pushing deal for better teacher salary hikes

PHOENIX -- Republican lawmakers are working to line up the votes for a budget deal that would give teachers more than the 0.4 percent raise offered in January by Gov. Doug Ducey.

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Court tosses out measure outlawing medical marijuana on college campuses

State lawmakers acted illegally in making it a crime for medical marijuana users to possess their drugs on college and university campuses, the Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

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New high-interest loan proposal lacks votes to go forward at AZ Legislature

Lenders are apparently not going to get a chance to lend money to Arizonans at an effective rate of 164 percent a year.

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'Electronic firearm tracking technology' in bulls-eye of state lawmakers

PHOENIX -- Calling the technology a method of gun control, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to preclude any mandate that Arizonans have to purchase "smart'' guns.

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Election officials: If there was vote fraud, it wasn’t in Arizona

Arizona lawmakers defended themselves and the state this week against President Donald Trump’s charges that millions of fraudulent votes were cast in November, saying they had seen no evidence of illegal voters in Arizona.