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Governor: Safe schools plan lacks checks due to database

Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his decision not to include universal background checks in his new school safety program.

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Gov. Ducey releases plan to deal with gun violence

Ducey wants to close some gun law loopholes, not others

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to close some reporting loopholes to ensure more information is available when background checks are done of gun buyers but has no interest in requiring every weapon sale goes through that system.

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Gov. Ducey wants to separate who should, should not have guns

Gov. Doug Ducey is nixing enacting the same new restrictions on guns to control school violence that fellow Republican and Florida Gov. Rick Scott just signed into law.

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State lawmakers adopt opioid bill, despite its ‘flaws’

Governor wanted it approved Thursday and legislature complied

State lawmakers voted late Thursday to adopt changes in laws on opioids despite what some said are flaws and concerns by others that the plan won’t do much of anything to deal with the drug abuse epidemic.