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Legislators still have not presented their response to the budget. Instead the major news at the Capitol this week revolved around the House of Representatives temporarily suspending new security protocols that barred reporters from the floor. Read more»

Opponents of Prop. 123 believe the initiative misleads voters into thinking it solves the state’s education funding crisis but in reality offers a short-term solution that creates worse problems in the long run. Read more»

A bill that prohibits the release or deportation of undocumented immigrants before serving at least 85 percent of sentence for crimes was signed by Gov. Ducey on Thursday, while a bill which allows people with an out-of-state driver’s license to purchase alcohol with a vertical ID for as long as it is valid still needs his signature Read more»

The governor signed a total of 19 bills this week, five Senate bills and 14 House bills, including a bill on Monday to decommission the two remaining photo radar cameras on state highways, and another removing the ignition interlock device requirement for DUI offenders charged while under the influence of drugs. Read more»

DPS reports, released months after public records were requested, don't back up Gov. Doug Ducey’s claims that his Border Strike Force had the impact detailed in his State of the State address. A plan to spend $31 million on the force has been criticized by sheriffs in counties along the border. Read more»

Cursive — not required by Common Core teaching standards — has disappeared from Arizona public schools, but a new Senate bill would require cursive reading and writing be taught. Read more»

Last week Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill makes it a felony to turn in another voter’s ballot, which is punishable by a $150,000 fine and one year in prison. Bills regarding child prostitution and revenge porn still need his signature Read more»