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11:08 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fired U-of-A Medical Marijuana Researcher Appealing Dismissal

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A University of Arizona doctor and researcher whose contract was not renewed is not going quietly. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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3:52 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Gov. Brewer Contemplates Who She’ll Support In Upcoming Elections

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer is building up a political warchest to help influence who controls the Legislature for the next two years — and potentially who succeeds her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:10 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Panel Votes to Give the State Legislature an $11,000 a Year Raise

Member of the Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers Joe Kanefield is one of three who voted in favor of the measure that will now head to voters.
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A special panel agreed this morning to ask voters whether to give state lawmakers an $11,000-a-year raise. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:40 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

State Sen. Al Melvin to Drop Bid in Republican Gubernatorial Primary

State Sen. Al Melvin
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Arizona state senator Al Melvin has announced he’s pulling out of the primary. As Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer, Melvin failed to gather enough small donations to make his campaign eligible for public funding.

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State Capitol News
3:36 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Two Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Face Public Funding Woes

Former Maricopa County attorney and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Thomas.
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Candidates for the Republican gubernatorial primary race are facing funding challenges. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:29 am
Thu June 19, 2014

The Governor Criticizes State Income Tax Elimination Proposals

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer does not think much of proposals by some of those who would succeed her to eliminate the state income tax. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Gov. Brewer Mulls an Anti-Gay Discrimination Law

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday it may be time to consider whether the state should ban discrimination against gays. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:25 am
Mon June 16, 2014

State Legislator Pushes Plan on Out-of-State Migrants

Sen. Kelli Ward speaks during a committee meeting earlier this year.
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A state lawmaker has come up with her own plan to deal with migrants being shipped here from Texas. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Maricopa County Attorney Calls for Tom Horne’s Resignation

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery
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A twitter battle has resulted in Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery becoming the first elected GOP official asking fellow Republican Tom Horne to resign as attorney general. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:24 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Environmental Official Asks Lawmakers to Rescind Greenhouse Gas Regulation Block

Henry Darwin, director of the state Department of Environmental Quality, details for lawmakers Tuesday why they should remove a 2010 restriction that bars his agency from coming up with plans to reduce greenhouse gases.
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The state’s top environmental official asked lawmakers Monday to remove a restriction they placed on his agency just four years ago blocking it from regulating greenhouse gases. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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