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A bill introduced in the state legislature proposed scrapping the Arizona Parks Board and handing power over to its director. Now, a Senate panel has voted to keep the board intact. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Arizona Senate President Steve Yarbrough has put a halt to a measure weakening a landmark 2000 law making random or celebratory gunfire a felony.

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An Arizona House panel has approved a bill by Senate President Steve Yarbrough that would ask voters to increase state Senate terms to four years from the current two years.

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Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard is following through on his promise to revamp how his chamber negotiates a state budget with the Senate and the governor's office.

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The Arizona Senate has approved a proposal allowing electronic billboards in some areas of Mohave County where they are now banned to protect the region's astronomy industry.

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