Arizona Legislature

State Capitol News
8:28 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Appeals Court Mulls Constitutionality of Arizona Bail Ban

The Arizona-Mexico border
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An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to void a state constitutional provision denying bail to some people awaiting trial who are in this country illegally. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:08 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Chicken-Keeping Bill Advances in the Arizona House

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Cities could soon lose their right to restrict people from keeping chickens and any other types of fowl in their yards. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:28 am
Tue March 18, 2014

State Senate Budget $200 Million Less Than What Gov. Brewer Sought

Senate President Andy Biggs
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Senate Republicans unveiled their own $9.1 billion spending plan Monday. But, it already is getting a cool reception from Gov. Jan Brewer who sought about $200 million more. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Arizona Public Schools Willing to Settle Prop 301 Lawsuit

State schools chief John Huppenthal
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Public schools are willing to settle a lawsuit over state funding for a fraction of what they say they're owed. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports there’s some balking.

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State Capitol News
8:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

State House Votes to Further Criminalize Gun Theft

Rep. Brenda Barton says heightening gun-theft penalties is a preventative measure.
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It’s already a crime to take someone’s gun from them. But, that did not stop the state House Thursday from making it a double crime. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:24 am
Thu March 13, 2014

State House Votes to Permit Guns into Many Public Buildings

Rep. Victoria Steele opposes the bill that would allow guns in many public buildings in the state.
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The state House voted Wednesday to let anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon bring it into many public buildings. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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10:12 am
Thu March 13, 2014

State Senate Moves to Let Schools Opt Out of Common Core

Senate President Andy Biggs
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Unable to kill outright the Common Core standards they dislike, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:04 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Groups Ask Court to Block State from Banning Race and Gender-Based Abortions

Rep. Steve Montenegro
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Saying the law stigmatizes their races, members of two groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block the state from banning race and gender-based abortions. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:15 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Lawmakers Move to Change State Fruit Tax

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State lawmakers are moving to put apples and pears on equal footing, at least for tax purposes. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:25 am
Tue March 11, 2014

State House Votes to Outlaw ‘Revenge Porn’

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Saying the Internet is forever, the state House unanimously approved legislation Monday to make it illegal to intentionally post someone else’s naked photo online.

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