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Ben Giles
Reporter at . "Quite the sleuth journalist," according to a public official in a FOIAed email. Send tips to bgiles@azcapitoltimes.com
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Ben Giles 8h
Replying to @PaulDBoyer @AZHouseGOP
I thought the whole point of the Rule was so you can vote on bills that you have a financial interest in.
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Ben Giles 8h
Replying to @PaulDBoyer @AZHouseGOP
So your personal financial interest supersedes the Rule of 10?
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Ben Giles 8h
Why are some lawmakers recusing themselves from a vote to provide a tax credit for teachers who buy school supplies? They may be teachers, but there’s a class of Arizonans that def. exceeds 10 people — the threshold at which conflicts of interest no longer apply...
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AZ Capitol Times 9h
The woman who exchanged suggestive text messages with congressional candidate Steve Montenegro has contradicted the former state senator’s account of the part he played in their “intimate” conversations. via
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Ben Giles 9h
A week of public comments about gun violence on the Senate floor has culminated with a speech from that touched on the Boston Marathon, 9/11, abortion, among many, many other things. Probably best summarized by her rhetorical question: “Is it just the gun?”
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Casey Kuhn 12h
In Yuma you'll find people who know Don Shooter, people who voted for him, and people who refuse to speak bad about him, even if they didn't like his behavior. (& lots of snowbirds)
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Ben Giles 10h
Replying to @ben_giles
I should note that this bill would still need to be approved by three-fourths of the House and signed by the governor. But hey, it's a start!
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BrahmResnik 10h
UPDATE Lawyer for legislative staffer who texted with holding 430pm newser to release ALL of her messages with the GOP candidate in . will livestream.
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Ben Giles 10h
For those that blast the Voter Protection Act and say the VPA makes it impossible to change laws approved by citizens via the ballot... I guess not?
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Ben Giles 10h
Replying to @AZSenateGOP
But it doesn't include lower costs for patients obtaining medical marijuana registration IDs. That was a deal breaker for most lawmakers.
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Ben Giles 10h
The Senate actually got enough votes, a 3/4 majority, to approve a bill amending the voter-protected Medical Marijuana Act. The bill would require cannabis testing by state ag officials and labeling requirements for weed packaging.
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Dustin Volz 13h
SCOOP: Speaker Ryan and the Trump White House are getting rid of the current chairman of the Election Assistance Commission, a Boehner-picked official who has spent the past year helping states bulletproof election systems from Russian hackers.
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Paulina Pineda Feb 21
Arizona Dept of Corrections announced today that starting March 1, all female inmates will receive a minimum of 36 pads, tampons or a combination of both, and additional supplies will be available free of charge upon request in response to 's HB2222.
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Ben Giles Feb 21
GOP senators and have also called on to withdraw from the race. Fann tweeted that she found the allegations "troubling particularly in these times.
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AZ Capitol Times Feb 21
A statement issued by deemed news reports on suggestive texts " false tabloid trash" but did not specifically confirm or deny the allegations against him. via
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Jeremy Duda Feb 21
Ousted Rep. Don Shooter plans to sue the state, and has hired former AG Tom Horne as his attorney, via
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Ben Giles Feb 21
Replying to @ben_giles
Now all 13 Dems are here. Still two Republican senators missing by my count.
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Ben Giles Feb 21
On a day when the Senate has a full day of voting planned, there are three senators absent, including two Republicans. Party-line votes won't be enough to approve bills with only 15 GOP senators present.
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Jeremy Duda Feb 21
., the leader of Arizona’s most influential Christian social conservative organization, calls on to drop out of over allegations & his failure to deny them
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BrahmResnik Feb 21
ICYMI congressional candidate gets topless selfie from legislative staffer, tells her to use instead -Montenegro labels report 'tabloid trash' after ignoring calls, texts, door knocks for 4 days.
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