Arizona Legislature

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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.

State Supreme Court Changes Marijuana DUI Regulations

Apr 22, 2014
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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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State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to eliminating words from state laws — words that some find offensive. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to let the state start enforcing another provision of its controversial 2010 immigration law. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

State Senate Debates a Space Tourism Port

Apr 21, 2014
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The Senate is set to take up legislation today designed to pave the way for a space port in the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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.

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A proposal to sharply expand the use of tax dollars to send students to private and parochial schools suffered a severe — and perhaps fatal — setback Thursday as the state House defeated the plan. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

State Lawmakers Move Forward on Wolf-Killing Bills

Apr 17, 2014
Michael Chow, The Arizona Republic

State lawmakers moved on two fronts Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

State Legislature Could Expand School Voucher System

Apr 17, 2014
Emily Johnson, cronkitenewsonline.com

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.

Fowl Measure Killed in State House

Apr 16, 2014
hgtv.com

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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