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State Capitol News
8:20 am
Wed December 11, 2013

State senator seeks to curb NSA's reach in Arizona

Sen. Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City is proposing legislation to limit the activities of the National Security Agency in Arizona.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Unwilling to wait for congressional action, a first-term Arizona legislator said today she is attempting to clip the wings of the National Security Agency — at least in this state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:53 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

What's Behind the State Senate Leadership Change

The decision by Senate Republicans this week to replace Steve Pierce with Andy Biggs as president was due to more than just political and philosophical difference.

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State Capitol News
4:48 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Steve Pierce elected new state senate president

Prescott rancher Steve Pierce won out over retired Gilbert attorney Andy Biggs after the 21 Republicans met behind closed doors for more than an hour. The unusual mid-session vacancy was caused after Mesa voters recalled Russell Pearce, who had that job before. Under his leadership the Senate spent a fair amount of time debating measures aimed at illegal immigration. But his successor sidestepped questions of whether that focus will change.

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