governor http://knau.org en Former California Congressman Announces Bid for Arizona Governor http://knau.org/post/former-california-congressman-announces-bid-arizona-governor <p>The field of Republicans who want to be governor became more crowded Wednesday, with the latest entry being a former California congressman. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:32:36 +0000 Howard Fischer 42482 at http://knau.org Former California Congressman Announces Bid for Arizona Governor Mesa Mayor Scott Smith Launches Campaign for Governor http://knau.org/post/mesa-mayor-scott-smith-launches-campaign-governor <p>Mesa Mayor Scott Smith launched his bid for governor today by insisting that he is a true conservative despite positions he has taken on background checks for gun buyers, Medicaid expansion and publicly financed stadiums. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:54:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 41985 at http://knau.org Mesa Mayor Scott Smith Launches Campaign for Governor Gubernatorial Candidate Struggles Quoting Lincoln http://knau.org/post/gubernatorial-candidate-struggles-quoting-lincoln <p>A Republican gubernatorial candidate is quoting Abraham Lincoln in his effort to make a point. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, there’s a small problem.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:53:50 +0000 Howard Fischer 41609 at http://knau.org Gubernatorial Candidate Struggles Quoting Lincoln Brewer Wants Legislature to Buy Back Buildings http://knau.org/post/brewer-wants-legislature-buy-back-buildings <p>Citing the state&#39;s upcoming 100th birthday, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday asked lawmakers to buy back three buildings at the Capitol that were mortgaged off two years ago to balance the budget.<br /><br />The move will cost the state $105 million out of its current budget surplus. Brewer press aide Matthew Benson said the state has the cash.<br /><br />Benson acknowledged the state actually got only $81 million for the state House, the Senate and the nine-story executive tower that includes Brewer&#39;s office when it negotiated a &ldquo;sale-leaseback&#39;&#39; arrangement in 2010. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:13:43 +0000 Howard Fischer 7399 at http://knau.org