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Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday called a special legislative session to battle the opioid epidemic in Arizona, asking lawmakers to fund and expand health care.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Capitol complex: Bitter Smith case a tangy reminder Az's troubles run deep

Somewhere up there, Boss Tweed is looking down at Susan Bitter Smith and muttering, "Ballsy." The Arizona Attorney General told her, "No, you can't serve on the board regulating utilities and then take money from those utilities." But, it's on the media to ensure public offices are treated as public trusts.... Read more»

Commentary

Az, immigration, and LGBT rights: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Gov. Brewer’s veto of SB 1062 came after a nationwide public outcry over the measure — and after four of the state’s largest business groups sent her a letter that expressed their concern over the potential harm it could cause to employers, tourism, job creation, and the overall economy.... Read more»

Lawmaker: Keep tax deductions for college savings plans

A lawmaker wants to make permanent a state program that allows Arizonans to deduct contributions to college savings plans from their taxable income.... Read more»

State senator: Ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors

A state senator wants to keep electronic cigarettes out of kids’ hands by making it a petty offense for merchants to sell them to minors and for minors to buy them.... Read more»