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Biz leaders rally against bills to roll back Common Core

Several GOP bills to roll back or forbid Arizona’s switch to the Common Core State Standards would harm efforts to create a more competitive workforce, business leaders said Thursday, saying "We believe that it would be wrong to deny Arizona students the education they need to succeed in the 21st century."... Read more»

Landrum Taylor dropping Secretary of State bid

Legislator Leah Landrum Taylor is dropping her bid to become the number-two politician in Arizona, and will announce she's ending her exploratory campaign to be the Democratic nominee for secretary of state. That will leave Terry Goddard as the sole Democrat seeking the office.... Read more»

Brewer: Panel will oversee CPS review of 6k cases

Gov. Jan Brewer has created an independent panel to oversee Child Protective Services staff reviewing 6,000 reports of child abuse and neglect that weren’t investigated.... Read more»

Brewer, lawmakers: Business, education priorities for Legislature

Gov. Jan Brewer told business leaders Friday that her legislative agenda includes simplifying the “complicated and overly burdensome” process behind the state’s transaction privilege tax.... Read more»

Proposition 204

Az lawmakers OK new summary for sales tax initiative

Legislators rewrote the description of the one-cent sales tax initiative, after a court ordered them to remove biased language. But critics said the changes to a voter guide didn't go far enough.... Read more»

Lawmakers aim to clear obstacles in adoption process

The state Legislatures is weighing three bills that would eliminate some roadblocks in the process of adopting children in Arizona.... Read more»