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“The value of this bill lies in the ability to augment the budgets of political subdivisions with the sale of a high value asset.”
Brenda Barton
State representative

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Rep. Barton wins vote on bill to require police to sell guns

The most high-profile bill pushed through the state Legislature this year by Rep. Brenda Barton (R-Payson) prevents police from destroying weapons they seized from criminals and became the focal point of a major debate on gun control in the Legislature this year.

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Battle looms on adding 300,000 to AHCCCS

Lawmakers dubious about governor’s plan to expand medical care

Gov. Jan Brewer this week urged the state Legislature to accept federal subsidies to expand the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to cover about 300,000 additional residents — including many in Gila County, which has one of the highest premature death rates in the state.

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