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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- State lawmakers are making another bid to more than triple the amount that they now get for coming to the Capitol during the session.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Two months after throwing out a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents the judge who heard the case ordered the state to pay nearly $1 million in the agency's legal fees.

By Howard Fischer
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PHOENIX -- Calling it a matter of property rights and security, the state House voted Thursday to let those living along the border to construct walls without first getting local permission or building permits.

By Howard Fischer
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PHOENIX -- A Senate panel voted Thursday to erect some new hurdles in the path of those seeking to recall state and local elected officials.

Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer
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PHOENIX -- State lawmakers are moving to end "social promotion.''
On a voice vote Thursday, the House gave preliminary approval to legislation requiring students be held back if they don't meet the required criteria. It also would mandate that high school teachers fail students who don't meet the course requirements.
The move came over the objections of Democrats who questioned whether that would do more harm than good.

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