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Jeff Maltzman

The Arizona Senate is set to vote on legislation allowing city residents to fire small-caliber guns loaded with tiny pellets normally used to shoot rats or snakes for any reason.

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Legislation providing lawsuit protections for people who break into a car to rescue a child or animal has passed the Arizona Senate for the second time.

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Republicans on an Arizona Senate panel have advanced a new proposal they say is needed to put checks on the citizen initiative process.

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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.


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has allowed so many vacancies on the board overseeing the nearly $35 billion retirement fund covering most state, city and county workers that it has been unable to do any substantive work since November.

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