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State Capitol News
9:27 am
Mon December 28, 2009

Health reform could hurt AHCCCS

Health reform could hurt AHCCCS

Phoenix, AZ – The generosity of state residents to the working poor could end
up costing taxpayers here more money. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

State Capitol News
9:30 am
Thu December 24, 2009

Brewer signs off on more budget cuts

Brewer signs off on more budget cuts

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer inked her approval late Wednesday to the
package of nearly 200 million dollars in spending cuts and fund
shifts to help balance the budget. But Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer reports, she's not happy with all of the changes.

State Capitol News
9:33 am
Wed December 23, 2009

Arizona's population boom slows

Arizona's population boom slows

Phoenix, AZ – Well, it's official: Those boom times for population growth in
the Grand Canyon State are over. Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer explains.

Scott Thybony Commentaries
10:12 am
Tue December 22, 2009

Mooney's Fall

Mooney's Fall

Flagstaff, AZ – Some Grand Canyon landmarks honor politicians, some recognize explorers and even canyon guides. A promontory called Ayer Point honors Emma Ayer, the first white woman to hike into the Canyon. And one name, Mooney Falls, contains its own, grim tale. Commentator Scott Thybony has the story.

KNAU and Arizona News
9:55 am
Tue December 22, 2009

Brewer unveils budget plan

Brewer unveils budget plan

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer came up with a 10-point plan Monday designed
to help get the state over the fiscal hump. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer analyzed some of the elements and looks at
what they would -- and would not -- do.

KNAU and Arizona News
10:03 am
Sun December 20, 2009

Lawmakers approve nearly $200 million in budget cuts

Lawmakers approve nearly $200 million in budget cuts

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers have given final approval to a 194 million dollar
package of spending cuts and fund shifts. But Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports the unusual Saturday session was
marked with some name calling and political acrimony.

State Capitol News
11:32 am
Fri December 18, 2009

State Senate approves more cuts

State Senate approves more cuts

Phoenix, AZ – State senators approved a plan Thursday to cut spending and sweep
money from special funds in a bid to close a 1-point-6 billion
dollar hole in the budget. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer reports some funds got better treatment than others.

KNAU and Arizona News
11:23 am
Fri December 18, 2009

Mohave County "Downwinders" Fight for Recognition

Mohave County "Downwinders" Fight for Recognition

Kingman, AZ – In the last 20 years the government has paid out nearly 700 million dollars to "downwinders" people who contracted cancer following their exposure to fallout from nuclear weapons tests. All of northern Arizona is included in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, except for the southern part of Mohave County. Now, the woman who has spearheaded the fight for recognition of the "downwinders" there has died from cancer. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.

Local Headlines
8:52 am
Fri December 18, 2009

APS rate increase maximizes energy savings

APS rate increase maximizes energy savings

Flagstaff, AZ – The Arizona Corporations Commission approved a rate hike yesterday which will allow Arizona Public Service Co. to raise electricity costs. But, the rate hike will also help the state increase energy efficiency.

State Capitol News
11:41 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Tax hike proposal will not go to voters

Tax hike proposal will not go to voters

Phoenix, AZ – Lawmakers convene this morning in special session. But as Arizona
Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains, the big issues they were
supposed to consider are gone.

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