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4:59 am
Fri March 28, 2014

State House Approves Budget After Spending Compromises

Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, (left) and Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, read proposed budget amendments Thursday.
Credit Photo by Evan Wyloge, Arizona Capitol Times

The state House approved a spending plan late Thursday after the Republican majority agreed to add funding sought by holdouts. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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3:13 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Progress Made with Budget Negotiations in State House

Rep. John Kavanagh
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House Republicans may have finally lined up the votes this afternoon for a new state budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:59 am
Thu March 27, 2014

State Budget Still in Limbo After Talks Break Down

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix, details Wednesday why she thinks the budget plan being pushed by House Republican leadership provides insufficient funds to deal with child-welfare needs.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

A proposed $9.2 billion state budget is in limbo this morning as six dissident House Republicans said talks with party leaders have broken down. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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1:54 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Budget Talks Continue in the State House

Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin
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Talks continue this afternoon in a bid to finally come up with a new state budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:59 am
Wed March 26, 2014

State House Makes Another Attempt at Securing a Budget Deal

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee is holding out support for the state budget.
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House Republicans will try again today to hammer out a deal on a new state budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has been following the story.

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4:58 am
Wed March 26, 2014

State Senate Panel Votes for $30 Million Virtual Border Fence

The Arizona border fence
Credit Michael Chow, AP

A Senate panel voted Tuesday to take the first steps to having taxpayers spend $30 million to build a virtual border fence. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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9:51 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Arizona House to Make Another Attempt at Crafting a Budget

Gov. Jan Brewer is requesting $21.5 million for child welfare in this year's budget.
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House Republican leaders will make another attempt today to craft a budget acceptable to their members for the coming year. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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9:31 am
Tue March 25, 2014

State Lawmakers Seek a Change in Tax Brackets to Counter Inflation

Rep. Justin Olson
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State lawmakers are one step away from working to keep taxpayers from being penalized because of inflation. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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2:44 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Arizona’s Voucher-Education Program Upheld by State’s High Court

Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association
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The state’s high court today upheld a voucher-like system which uses public funds to send children to private and parochial schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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10:48 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Marijuana Research Bill Going Up in Smoke?

State Sen. Kimberly Yee is resisting a bill that would funnel funds to marijuana research.
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A House-approved bill that would support medical marijuana research in Arizona may be going up in smoke. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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