Arizona Legislature

State Lawmakers To Consider Child Welfare Overhaul

May 27, 2014
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State lawmakers return to the Capitol today to consider the plan by Gov. Jan Brewer for a new child welfare agency. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Child Welfare Study Bill

May 1, 2014
Ross D. Franklin/AP

Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Wednesday to have a quarter-million-dollar outside study of the state’s child welfare agency. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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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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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.

Governor Vetoes Death Penalty, Gun and Rideshare Bills

Apr 25, 2014
CBS 5 News

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

State Legislature Wraps Session with Unbalanced Budget

Apr 25, 2014
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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 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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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.

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Gun Bill

Apr 23, 2014
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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.

State Senate Aims to Tighten Assisted Suicide Laws

Apr 23, 2014
Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic, via Associated Press

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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