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March 21, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Arizona Senate on Wednesday expelled Majority Whip Carolyn Walker, who has been charged with accepting payoffs for pledging to support gambling legislation. Another state senator indicted in the vote-selling scandal, Jesus Higuera, resigned a day earlier. He was the fifth indicted legislator to quit. In all, 16 people, including seven lawmakers, have been charged in the case. Four of the legislators have pleaded guilty.
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July 1, 2009 | Nicholas Riccardi and P.J. Huffstutter
Across the country, state legislators and governors struggled Tuesday night to agree on spending cuts and tax hikes as they ran up against a midnight deadline to approve a budget. The day began with 14 states lacking a final budget signed by the governor. By evening, several had come to some agreement. But some states -- most significantly, Arizona and Pennsylvania -- faced the specter of a government shutdown for failing to have a budget in place by the start of the new fiscal year today.
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June 30, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter and Nicholas Riccardi
The last time Indiana missed its deadline for passing a budget and had to shut down the government was during the Civil War. But on Monday, as lawmakers raced to hammer out an agreement over school funding, state agencies began preparing 31,000 workers to be temporarily out of a job. Republican Gov.
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June 30, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter and Nicholas Riccardi
The last time Indiana missed its deadline for passing a budget and had to shut down the government was during the Civil War. But on Monday, as lawmakers raced to hammer out an agreement over school funding, state agencies began preparing 31,000 workers to be temporarily out of a job. Republican Gov.
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July 1, 2009 | Nicholas Riccardi and P.J. Huffstutter
Across the country, state legislators and governors struggled Tuesday night to agree on spending cuts and tax hikes as they ran up against a midnight deadline to approve a budget. The day began with 14 states lacking a final budget signed by the governor. By evening, several had come to some agreement. But some states -- most significantly, Arizona and Pennsylvania -- faced the specter of a government shutdown for failing to have a budget in place by the start of the new fiscal year today.
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March 6, 2011 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
  A year ago, a revolution on immigration enforcement seemed underway, with legislators in at least 20 states vowing to follow the lead of Arizona's tough new law targeting illegal immigrants. These days, the momentum has shifted. In at least six states, the proposals have been voted down or have simply died. Many of the other proposals have not even made it past one legislative chamber. The most-discussed provision in the Arizona law requires police to investigate the status of people they legally stop whom they also suspect are illegal immigrants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2000 | JUDITH RESNIK, Judith Resnik is a professor at Yale Law School
Dividing human activity as belonging either to the states or to the federal government does not work. This is the central lesson of the last five weeks; what happens in Florida is both local and national. The U.S. Supreme Court's effort to allocate authority to one or the other level misses that both are inevitably involved. We have heard the word "federalism" many times lately. A refresher course is in order, with a reminder of news that only last spring was hot off the press.
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April 23, 2005 | Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Friday a bill requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification, an issue so emotional for black legislators that they staged a walkout from the Capitol this spring. The move would give Georgia one of the strictest voter identification laws in the nation.
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July 30, 2006 | Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press Writer
When he started high school, Matias Bernal's English was so limited he stumbled over the words for numbers and colors. Four years later, he was on the wait list at Princeton. But Bernal is an illegal immigrant from Mexico City. Without access to financial aid, grants and most scholarships, he pushed aside the Ivy League brochures and prepared to attend Cal State Fresno, where he could live with family and pay tuition with money from jobs he was not supposed to have. "I was crushed," he said.
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July 10, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
COLORADO CITY, Ariz. - Isaac Wyler is one of the unwanted ones. For years, he has endured a cruel banishment from those he once considered brethren - followers of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Out here on the desert high plains, guarded by big-shouldered buttes, church outcasts are dismissed as apostates, ostracized in life and condemned to burn in hell after death. Wyler was among several members banished by church leader Warren Jeffs in 2004 for unspecified sins.
NEWS
March 21, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Arizona Senate on Wednesday expelled Majority Whip Carolyn Walker, who has been charged with accepting payoffs for pledging to support gambling legislation. Another state senator indicted in the vote-selling scandal, Jesus Higuera, resigned a day earlier. He was the fifth indicted legislator to quit. In all, 16 people, including seven lawmakers, have been charged in the case. Four of the legislators have pleaded guilty.
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