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10:24 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Horne Asks for Dismissal of Clean Elections Investigation

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times

The lawyer for Attorney General Tom Horne asked a judge this afternoon to kill one of the three current investigations against him. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Republican Gubernatorial Primary Increasingly Going Negative

Gubernatorial candidates (from left) Ken Bennett, Christine Jones and Scott Smith.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The Republican gubernatorial primary has gotten so tense between the candidates that party Chairman Robert Graham has told the contenders to just cool it — or risk electing Democrat Fred DuVal in November. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:41 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Voter-Approved State Measure Conflicts with Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama
Credit AP

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the part of a 2010 voter-approved measure is unenforceable because it conflicts with the federal Affordable Care Act. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:24 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Court Limits Dark Money for State Elections

Attorney General Tom Horne
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A new ruling from the state court of appeals could limit some of the dark money commercials and mailers in state politics. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:06 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Gov. Brewer Endorses Scott Smith in Gubernatorial Race

Gubernatorial hopeful Scott Smith
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

With less than three weeks to go until the primary, Gov. Jan Brewer finally gave her endorsement this morning to the bid by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to succeed her. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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State Capitol News
5:00 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Gov. Brewer Endorsement Expected for Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott Smith
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Scott Smith may finally get the bump he needs Thursday to boost his campaign for governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:31 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Arizona Has Highest Percentage of DACA Applicants

A New York DACA signup event
Credit Melanie Reyes/The New York Immigration Coalition

A new report today shows a higher percentage of eligible Arizonans have applied for deferred action than any other state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:07 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Supreme Court to Rule on State Independent Redistricting

Independent Redistricting Commission attorney Mary O'Grady
Credit Arizona Republic

The U.S. Supreme Court could announce at its first public session of the year whether lawmakers will get to redraw the state’s congressional lines. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

After Sen. Crandell’s Death, Questions Remain in Outcome of Primary Election

State Sen. Chester Crandell
Credit Cheryl Evans/The Republic

The state’s chief election official said this afternoon Chester Crandell will be declared the winner of the Republican state senate primary even though he died Monday. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:11 am
Tue August 5, 2014

State Sen. Chester Crandell Found Dead

Sen. Chester Crandell
Credit Courtesy photo

A state senator was found dead Monday on a Navajo County ranch, the possible victim of a horseback riding accident. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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