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FILE - In this May 3, 2016 file photo, former Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, talks in the House during budget deliberations at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, a Republican-controlled state Senate committee advanced a bill that bans more than 200 local school boards, that are members of the Arizona School Boards Association, from using taxpayer money to pay their yearly memberships fees. The bill was sponsored by Townsend who was elected to the state Senate in 2020. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)