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PHOENIX -- State senators did something Thursday they haven't done in four decades: voted to override a gubernatorial veto and set the stage for the House to do the same. 

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By Howard Fischer 
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PHOENIX -- House Republicans pushed through the plan to sharply cut taxes on the rich Thursday and a $12.8 billion spending plan -- but only after changing the rules to limit debate and objections by Democrats. 

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PHOENIX -- State senators voted Wednesday to spend $500,000 to investigate the practices of social media platforms and search engines to see if they are violating campaign finance laws. 
And that could lead to legal problems for them. 

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By Howard Fischer
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By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 
PHOENIX -- Efforts to enact a new $12.8 billion budget and tax cuts sputtered Tuesday as House Democrats refused to come to the floor, leaving the Republican-controlled chamber short of a quorum. 

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Senate President Karen Fann is taking the position that Arizona courts cannot force her or any other member of the Arizona Legislature to comply with the state's Public Records Act.

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The tentative budget for Yuma County next year is more than 50 percent higher than last year's. What does it include? And where did the money come from? On this episode of Arizona Edition Yuma County Administrator Susan Thorpe speaks with KAWC’s Lou Gum on this year's budget.  

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a $100 million fire fighting and relief plan, but not before refusing a Democratic bid to add another $5 million specifically earmarked for small business.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Unable to advance his proposed $1.9 billion permanent tax cut at the Capitol, Gov. Doug Ducey is now going public -- or at least to business interests -- in a bid to build public pressure.

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By Howard Fischer
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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey doesn't plan to block state universities from requiring students to be vaccinated against at least some diseases despite a move this week to do just that over COVID-19.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in May at 6.7% as overall employment increased by just 900 jobs from April.

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By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 
PHOENIX -- Legislative panels gave initial approval Wednesday to a $100 million plan for fighting fires and their effects, but not before the discussion strayed into the question of climate change and whether humans are responsible for the heat and drought conditions that result in huge blazes. 

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PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey has forbade public universities and community colleges from requiring that students and staff wear masks and get tested regularly for COVID-19. 

 

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PHOENIX -- A trial judge has tossed out most of the remaining claims of foes seeking to void the voter-approved income tax surcharge to fund public education. 

 

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The president of the state Senate is firing a warning salvo at House Republicans who would kill the first increase in unemployment benefits in 17 years: It's not a good move for your political future.

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By Howard Fischer 
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GLOBE -- Saying the current fires are just the beginning of problems, Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called for a special legislative session to begin this coming week. 

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The head of the Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector said it remains third among sectors on the U.S.-Mexico border in migrant apprehensions. 

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his bid for U.S. Senate Thursday.  

Gila Ridge High School has named Jessica Slaughter as its new head varsity football coach, becoming the first varsity female head coach for Gila Ridge and the Yuma Union High School District.  

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By Howard Fischer
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PRESCOTT -- With Republicans at a stalemate, Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday he's willing to work with Democrats to cobble together the votes for a new state budget and tax cut.

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The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries granted $5,000 to Cibolo High School's library.  

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- A lone Republican lawmaker united with House Democrats Monday to quash at least part of a proposal for sharp cuts in taxes for the most wealthy.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- House GOP leaders plan to put their spending plan and tax-cut package up for a vote Monday.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The state's top health official said Arizona may not meet the president's goal of getting 70% of residents vaccinated against the coronavirus by July 4.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who has the highest name ID of any potential statewide candidate, made it official Wednesday in declaring she wants to be Arizona's next governor.

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Starting Tuesday, June 1 all eight of the Yuma County libraries will resume regular hours of operation.  

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