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Updated Apr 14, 2014 - 6:25 am

Clock ticking on Arizona legislators’ 2014 session

PHOENIX — Arizona lawmakers have a busy week ahead as they
attempt to finish up the 2014 legislative session.

Members of the House and Senate expected to consider more than 150 bills that
have been working their way through the chambers since the session began in
early January. Debates are expected to last into the evening in the early part of
the week. The House alone has scheduled votes on 44 bills Tuesday.

It’s possible lawmakers could adjourn the session by Wednesday or Thursday but
it may extend into next week.

The rush followed the completion of a $9.23 billion budget for the next fiscal
year that was signed by Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday.

Lawmakers will have to return for an expected special session to create a new
child welfare department.

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