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House, Senate in Session on Medicaid, State Budget

Jun 12, 2013 Glut of amendment paperwork bogs down legislative process; all-nighter expected, with proponents optimistic.

Signs Point To Early Monsoon Rains

Jun 12, 2013 Forecaster predicts moisture will come not long after season's official start Saturday, similar to 2012.

Brewer Calls Special Session on Budget, Medicaid

Jun 11, 2013 Move shows frutration with lack of legislative progress; House, Senate leaders call it 'impetuous.'

Medicaid Battle on House Floor, But No Action

Jun 11, 2013 Speaker adjourns afternoon session without issue coming up, saying 'be prepared to do lot of work' Thursday.

US Senate Advances Immigration Reform Legislation

Jun 11, 2013 82-15 vote sets measure for floor debate; border security remains GOP's significant sticking point.

Texas Educator Named TUSD Superintendent Finalist

Jun 11, 2013 Governing Board votes 3-2 to select H.T. Sanchez with final vote pending; will appear at public forum Wednesday.

House Committee Strips Medicaid From Budget

Jun 10, 2013 7-4 vote sends bill to House floor, where proposal expected to be resurrected via amendment.

AZ Week: New Political Dynamic or Political Doom?

Jun 7, 2013 Opinions vary over how coalition passing health-care expansion will affect lawmaking process and 2014 election.

Migrant Desert Deaths Steady at 150 Annually for Decade

Jun 6, 2013 UA study of records from Pima County Medical Examiner's Office show trend to illegal crossing in remote areas.

AZ House Committee Delays Budget Action Until Next Week

Jun 5, 2013 Appropriations panel will take it up next week, chairman says; Medicaid expansion will be stripped out.

House Moves on State Budget Legislation Passed by Senate

Jun 4, 2013 Speaker assigns bills to Appropriations Committee, says he and governor cannot agree on Medicaid.

Flake Gives First Senate Floor Speech

Jun 4, 2013 Watch video here: Arizona’s junior senator counsels against partisanship.

Latino Voter Turnout Lagged in 2012, Study Says

Jun 4, 2013 Pew Research Center: 48% of eligible Latinos cast ballots; total number going to polls down by 900,000 from 2008.

New Website Compares AZ Health Costs, Quality of Care

Jun 3, 2013 State Health Department launches database showing rates, quality scores for hospitals, side-by-side stats.

Will Legislative Breakthrough Come This Week?

Jun 3, 2013 Ball in state House's court; action awaited on Senate-passed budget, Brewer's Medicaid expansion proposal.

AZ Illustrated Politics: Interview With Barber

May 31, 2013 Pushing bill to give rural veterans health-care flexibility

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