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The Capitol Roundup: September 28, 2018

Out in the Open ​At the Statehouse... This month, the world was introduced to a Maricopa County prosecutor. A County audit highlighted what went wrong in last month’s primary election, Arizona declared Sandra Day O’Connor Day, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s proposal for science standards inspired debate…

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The Capitol Roundup: September 14, 2018

The Will of (one-third of) the People ​At the Statehouse... The primary election results are final, and Arizona’s political candidates have turned their attention to the November general election. The race for the Republican nomination for Superintendent of Public Instruction was…

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The Capitol Roundup: August 31, 2018

Primarily Participatory ​At the Statehouse... As Arizonans paid tribute to U.S. Senator John McCain, election officials from throughout the state tallied the final ballots to determine the outcome of several tightly contested races in Tuesday’s primary election. More than a million people voted in…

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The Capitol Roundup: August 17, 2018

Strictly Speaking ​At the Statehouse... ​Arizona’s August 28th primary election is less than two weeks away, and voters are already making their voices heard. The race for the state’s U.S. Senate seat continues to play out in national headlines, and candidates for many…

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The Capitol Roundup: July 16, 2018

Taking the Initiative ​At the Statehouse... Last week brought another big milestone in the 2018 election cycle: signatures on citizen ballot initiatives were due July 5. Though citizens submitted a wide range of ideas, most – including an attempt to legalize all marijuana…

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The Capitol Roundup: June 29, 2018

Certain Uncertainties ​At the Statehouse... It has been an exciting month in Arizona politics. Courts considered signature fraud on voter petitions and redefined the standard of residency required for legislative candidates, the Clean Elections Commission hosted debates, and the First Lady came to town. A prominent legislator announced his departure…

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