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Arizona Dems won’t press for ethics probe of GOP senator

PHOENIX — Democratic state senators say they won’t push for an ethics
hearing into Senate Appropriations Chairman Don Shooter’s confrontation with his
grandson’s teacher.

The Yuma Republican last month reached a deferred prosecution agreement that
will let him avoid a criminal record in connection with the March 22 incident at
a charter school.

However, misdemeanor charges could be reinstated if Shooter doesn’t maintain a
clean record for a year.

According to the Arizona Capitol Times, Democrats who
previously expressed an interest in an ethics probe of Shooter now say it’d be a
waste of time because legal authorities have dealt with it.


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