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State Capitol News
8:11 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Goddard, Reagan Clash on SB 1062 in Secretary of State Debate

Michele Reagan and Terry Goddard face off in a debate Tuesday for secretary of state with host Ted Simons of KAET-TV.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The debate Tuesday night for secretary of state was supposed to be about qualifications to be the state’s chief election officer. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, it turned into a discussion of religious discrimination.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Dual Track Voting System to Affect Some First Time Voters

Student organizations use both forms when registering voters. The state form is on the left and the federal form is on the right.
Credit Justin Regan

November will mark the first general election in which Arizonans use a dual track voting system. The new method prevents Arizona from imposing citizenship requirements on voters using the federal form. But it does allow the state to mandate proof of citizenship for local elections. It comes from a voter approved initiative to crack down on fraudulent voting. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the new system is proving difficult for some first time voters.

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arizona Redistricting Case

Independent Redistricting Commission attorney Mary O’Grady.
Credit The Arizona Republic

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to consider who can legally draw the state’s congressional districts. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Legal Qualifications Central in AG Debate Between Brnovich and Rotellini

Democrat candidate for attorney general Felecia Rotellini
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The candidates for attorney general spent most of the half-hour debate Tuesday night openly deriding each other’s experience and saying the other is not qualified for the job. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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State Capitol News
8:54 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Ducey, DuVal, Hess Debate State’s Medicaid Expansion and Obamacare

Gubernatorial candidates Fred DuVal, John Mealer, Barry Hess and Doug Ducey face off Monday night at KAET-TV with host Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

At a debate Monday night, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Ducey said while he opposes Obamacare he would veto any effort by the Legislature to repeal the state Medicaid expansion, which is built on it and uses its funds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:34 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Arizona’s Dreamer License Ban

Gubernatorial candidates Fred DuVal, John Mealer, Barry Hess and Doug Ducey face off Monday night at KAET-TV with host Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Fred DuVal promised during a debate Monday to let “dreamers” get licenses to drive here. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
8:42 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Common Core and Education Funding Central in Gubernatorial Debate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey
Credit File photo/azcentral.com

The two top candidates for governor faced off Sunday night on the parallel issues of school funding and academic standards. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Gov. Brewer Backing Experimental Meds Proposition for Terminally Ill

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Getty Images

Governor Jan Brewer said she wants terminally ill patients to be able to use experimental drugs that have not yet been approved by federal agencies. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Candidates for Schools Chief Clash in Sole Debate of the Campaign

Democrat David Garcia and Republican Diane Douglas debate Thursday night in the race for state superintendent of public instruction, hosted at KAET-TV by Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

On Thursday night, the Republican contender for state schools chief said voters should choose her to protect education from academicians and federal bureaucrats. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:29 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

State Representative Cleared on Sign Destruction Charges

Credit blogforarizona.net

A Chandler lawmaker is off the hook on charges that he destroyed some political signs during last month’s primary. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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