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4:58 am
Thu April 17, 2014

State Legislature Could Expand School Voucher System

Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar
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Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer-funded tuition to private and parochial schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Fowl Measure Killed in State House

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Local regulations that keep your neighbor from having a yard full of fowl are safe. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains today’s vote.

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4:59 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Gov. Brewer Signs Abortion-Clinic Inspection Legislation

President of Planned Parenthood Arizona Bryan Howard
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Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Tuesday allowing unannounced, warrantless inspections of abortion clinics. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Wed April 16, 2014

State Senate Poised to Approve Gun Expansion Bill

Sen. Steve Gallardo
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More than 200,000 people who have state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons would be able to bring them into most public buildings under terms of a bill given preliminary Senate approval Tuesday. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Health Care Could Dry Up for Arizona's Long-term Unemployed

State House Speaker Andy Tobin
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

More than 140,000 of the state's long-term unemployed could eventually find themselves without health insurance. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:14 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

State Budget Finalized, but with a Few Conditions

Attorney General Tom Horne
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Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval this afternoon to a new $9.2 billion spending plan — but not before using her constitutional power to excise it of some items she doesn’t like. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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3:21 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Governor Signs Tax Break Bill Limited to Just Two Industries

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer is defending a $17 million tax break she signed today for two kind of businesses and only two kinds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:42 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Lawmakers May OK a New Kind of Vehicle

Flagstaff's own quadricycle, the Alpine Pedaler.
Credit Dawn Kish, arizonahighways.com

State lawmakers are on the verge of licensing a whole new kind of vehicle. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:05 am
Thu April 10, 2014

New Law Could Expand the Horizons of Arizona’s Winemakers

Niles Johnson (left) and Joseph Ranallo rack barrels of white wine.
Credit Photo by Aaron Granillo

Arizona winemakers could soon be serving up something much stronger than merlots and chardonnays. New legislation would allow them to produce spirits, like cognac and grappa. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, 2014 could turn out to be a good year for Arizona’s wine country.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Abortion Clinic Inspection Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Wednesday’s party-line Senate vote to allow unannounced warrantless inspections of abortion clinics leaves only one hurdle before the measure becomes law — Governor Jan Brewer. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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