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10:58 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Senate to consider relaxing concealed weapon law

Phoenix, AZ – State senators are preparing to debate a measure that would let
virtually anyone carry a concealed weapon.

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State Capitol News
1:58 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Top university earners could get salaries cut

Phoenix, AZ – Some 2,300 university employees could get a rude surprise in
their first paychecks next month.

The measure approved Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations
Committee would cut the salary of every state and university
worker who earns at least $100,000 a year by 5 percent, at least
for the coming year. Those making $200,000 or more would lose 10
percent.

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State Capitol News
2:01 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Governor sues legislature over budget

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer asked the state Supreme Court today to force
the Legislature to send her the budget they approved.

With only Republicans in support, lawmakers approved an $8.2
billion spending plan on June 4. But GOP leaders refused to send
the governor the package of 10 bills, hoping to use them as
leverage to force Brewer to adopt a deal more to their liking.
But the governor said she sees something more sinister at work.

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State Capitol News
12:38 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Brewer set to sue legislature over budget

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer is set to file suit against legislative leaders
at the state Supreme Court this morning in the latest dust-up
over the state budget. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports.

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State Capitol News
12:40 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Brewer threatens budget lawsuit

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer is threatening to sue the Legislature if she
doesn't get the budget bills they passed more than a week ago by
the end of the day today.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:51 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Canyon mules up for debate

Grand Canyon, AZ – Host intro:
Grand Canyon officials are deciding whether to change the mule ride program at the park. While mules are a historical icon, hikers complain about their impact on the trails. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.

Frank Bush, who goes by "Poncho", prepares a group of park visitors for the day's ride. He demonstrates how to use a whip, or what he calls a "mule motivator."

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State Capitol News
12:44 pm
Fri June 12, 2009

Senate allows guns in restaurants

Phoenix, AZ – State senators voted today to make guns welcome at places where
alcohol is served unless the business owner post signs to keep
the weapons out.

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State Capitol News
12:47 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

state house passes health care choice bill

Phoenix, AZ – The state House decided today to ask voters to block the federal
government from forcing anyone here to enroll in any new national
health care plan.

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State Capitol News
12:25 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

Proposed sales tax hike may go to voters

Phoenix, AZ – Senate President Bob Burns said Wednesday Republican lawmakers
are probably going to have to give Governor Jan Brewer the tax
hike SHE demands to get the spending package THEY want.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
11:18 am
Thu June 11, 2009

Hiking with Harvey Butchart

Flagstaff, AZ –
Nobody knew the Grand Canyon better than Harvey Butchart did. Over four decades the NAU professor climbed, hiked, floated and bushwhacked 12 thousand pioneering miles below the rim. Here, commentator Scott Thybony tells the story of his last hike with the famous Canyon trailblazer.

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