Arizona Legislature

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- The 2021 legislative session is being brought to you by the letter E.
As in emergency powers, election legislation and education funding.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Legislative leaders are planning to pull the plug on the 2020 session with the intent of not coming back to the Capitol to deal with outstanding financial and policy issues until next January.

By Howard Fischer

Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Efforts to quickly enact an $11.8 billion "baseline'' contingency budget for the coming fiscal year hit a snag Wednesday as some Republicans questioned what is -- and is not -- in the spending plan and Democrats are holding out for some priorities.

By Howard Fischer - Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The Bible may say that the last shall be first and the first shall be last.
But an expert on election law told a federal judge Thursday that studies have shown that is not the case, at least when it comes to picking candidates.

By Howard Fischer - Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- State senators voted Monday to limit the leeway of the Independent Redistricting Commission to draw legislative boundaries despite claims it could illegally harm the ability of minorities to elect lawmakers of their choice.

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