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Comic: Politicomix

Az budget: School's out forever!

Republican leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey agreed to a $9.1 billion budget that would make severe cuts to the state's education spending.... Read more»0

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Comic: Politicomix

The New (G.O.P.) Math

Republican leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey are hammering out a budget that would significantly reduce the state's Medicaid spending, triggering even larger cuts from federal programs that offer matching funds.... Read more»0

Comic: Politicomix

SB 1435 a politicians' cover-up?

Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, says Arizona’s open meeting law stifles informal discussions and has introduced a bill requiring that only meetings where action, such as debating or voting, begins to take place be held in public.... Read more»0

Comic: Politicomix

Independence Day

The number of independents in Arizona has increased by 43,085 since this time last year. But how "independent" are non-party voters?... Read more»0

Comic: The special relationship

The Beeb in Tucson

A mobile bureau of the BBC is spending a few weeks in Tucson, in "an immersive journalism experiment".... Read more»0

Comic: Lawyering

Down to the wire

GOP candidate Martha McSally asked Pima County Superior Court for a restraining order to halt the count of provisional ballots. And was denied.... Read more»0

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GOP gov candidates: Bored by the border

It's time for the Republican Party primary, which means it's time for candidates to talk about the issues that matter to voters.... Read more»1

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Babeu

When Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu tipped anti-immigrant protesters to the arrival of undocumented minors to a shelter in Oracle, hilarity ensued.... Read more»0

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Ethan Orr's (very) bad day (updated)

While initial reports were that Ethan Orr had a very, very bad Tuesday, the assessment is now that it was merely "very bad."... Read more»0

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Bloomberg on guns: It's war!

Now a private citizen, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million on gun control this year.... Read more»0

Comic: Hatemongering

Judgment Day for Phelps

Fred Phelps, Sr., founder of the Westboro Baptist Church and merchant of hate and prejudice, is near death, according to his son. Update, 3/20: Phelps has died at age 84.... Read more»0

Comic: Politics

Point • Counterpoint: Candidates Jones and Melvin

Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones made an unseemly rush to praise the woman she hopes will be her predecessor in The Big House... Read more»0

Comic: Politics (and retirement)

Jan rides into the sunset

Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday that she will not run for re-election, ending speculation that she might make an attempt to run for a third term.... Read more»0

Comic: SB 1062

Cap'n Al says 'Be prepared'

State Sen. Al Melvin goes toe to toe (well, not THAT close) with CNN's Anderson Cooper in defense of SB 1062.... Read more»0

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SB 1062: Let 'em eat burgers...

Local pizzaman Rocco DiGrazia has said "Just say no (pizza)" to the backers of Senate Bill 1062. "We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators," reads a sign in the window of his Tucson restaurant.... Read more»0

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Rep. Grimm: Hero of the Capitol

New York Congressman Michael Grimm delivered his response to President Obama's State of the Union address ... a right! And a left! And another left!... Read more»0

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