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Farrell Quinlan, Arizona director of the National Federation of Independent Business.

Businesses and business groups in Arizona have widely come out in opposition to the health care law being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more»

Patterson

The House Ethics Committee is recommending that a special investigator look into allegations against Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, faces four misdemeanor counts of domestic violence stemming from alleged altercations with a former girlfriend. Read more»

Emotion over illegal immigration and a lack of understanding between politicians and farmers is hampering efforts to bring migrant labor into the United States, a noted farmer said. Read more»

State Rep. Doris Goodale, R-Kingman,

A state lawmaker has dropped language from a bill that would exclude school principals’ evaluations from the state public records law. The chairwoman of the House Education Committee said she included the provision by mistake. Read more»

A crowd gathered at the Capitol to participate in a lobby day as well as to listen to speakers. Although there is no official estimate, organizers of the rally said 700 people attended.

Several hundred people demonstrated Thursday at the State Capitol against four Republican bills they say unfairly target unions representing public employees. Read more»

Arizona is losing out on movies and television shows that could be filming here because other states are luring them with tax incentives, a state lawmaker contends. Read more»

More than 300,000 liters of water are used in large tubs, seen here, to grow and research algae.

A five–fold expansion of the algae lab at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus will help move Arizona to the forefront of algae–based research and production, Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday. Read more» 1

Advocates for government transparency are objecting to language in an education bill that would prevent the public from reviewing school principals' performance appraisals. Read more»

Holly and Gary Liddiard, winter visitors from British Columbia, harvest a lettuce head from the field.

Yuma's Field to Feast, engages tourists, snowbirds and locals in the process of moving produce from soil to salad. Participants pick kale, lettuce, broccoli and more while learning about the area's agriculture. (with video) Read more»

To motivate couples to learn more about marital issues before tying the knot, a Tucson lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would cut the price of marriage licenses in half if couples take a premarital course covering subjects including conflict management to parenting responsibilities. Read more» 1

Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, shown in this 2011 photo, has introduced a bill that would outlaw any substance that distorts license plates.

State Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is renewing a push to ban license plate coverings that thwart photo enforcement cameras, saying the products endanger the public and law-breakers alike. Read more» 3

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