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7:19 am
Tue April 29, 2014

State Legislature Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Redistricting Laws

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The state Legislature asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to give its members back the right to draw the lines for the state’s nine congressional districts. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:29 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Lawsuit Seeks to Prevent In-State Tuition for DACA Participants

Attorney General Tom Horne
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An assistant attorney general told a judge today that Gov. Jan Brewer is entitled to go to court to enforce pretty much any state law she wants, even those that don’t involve state government. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:50 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Governor Vetoes Death Penalty, Gun and Rideshare Bills

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Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Thursday that would have allowed more criminals to be executed. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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10:31 am
Fri April 25, 2014

State Legislature Wraps Session with Unbalanced Budget

Gov. Jan Brewer
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State lawmakers approved an unbalanced budget in the just-completed session. But, Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that did not stop them from cutting taxes, again.

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State Capitol News
11:13 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Arizona Legislature Wraps 2014 Session With a Flurry of Activity

Rep. Warren Petersen from Gilbert is a supporter of letting rideshare companies operate legally in the state.
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State lawmakers wrapped up their 2014 session shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday morning. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports on some of the last-minute activity.

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State Capitol News
3:48 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

State Workers Fired for Child Welfare Case Mismanagement

Charles Flanagan, head of the new Division of Child Safety and Family Services.
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Six state workers associated with the ignoring of nearly 6,600 reports of child abuse were fired today. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:18 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Gun Bill

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Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have allowed some people to bring their guns into public buildings. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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5:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

State Senate Aims to Tighten Assisted Suicide Laws

Rep. Justin Pierce
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The state Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would make it easier to prosecute those who assist others in suicide. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the bill was prompted by several recent cases of assisted suicide in Arizona.

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State Capitol News
4:22 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Court Rules That Lawmakers Can Still Challenge Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Jan Brewer
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The state Court of Appeals ruled today that lawmakers on the losing end of last year's Medicaid expansion fight have a constitutional right to challenge the law and the levy it imposes. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:14 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

State Supreme Court Changes Marijuana DUI Regulations

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Motorists who smoke marijuana can’t be charged with driving while impaired without actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the state Supreme Court ruled today. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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