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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
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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
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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

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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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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Campaign Funding Takes Center Stage at Corporation Commission Debate

Corporation Commission candidates Doug Little, Jim Holway, Sandra Kennedy and Tom Forese face off Monday night in a televised debate with host Ted Simons.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

At a Monday night debate the hottest issue among the four candidates for corporation commission was who might be funding their campaigns. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:05 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Symington Endorses Felecia Rotellini for State Attorney General

Former Arizona governor Fife Symington has endorsed Democrat Felecia Rotellini in the state's attorney general race.
Credit The Arizona Republic

Democrat Felecia Rotellini picked up what could be an important endorsement today in her bid for attorney general. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Rising Jobless Rate Fuels Debate in Governor’s Race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal addresses the audience last month at a forum in Flagstaff at Northern Arizona University.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

A new report showing the state’s jobless rate rising for the third straight month is fueling a key debate in the gubernatorial campaign. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

State Republicans May Try to Block Independents from Their Primaries

House Speaker Andy Tobin at the state capitol in 2013. He beat his Republican primary opponent, Gary Kiehne, by just over 400 votes last month. A big factor in his victory could have been the large number of independents voting in the Republican race.
Credit AP Photo/Matt York

Republicans may try to block independents from voting in future party primaries after they may have affected the outcome of some close races this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:54 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Clean Elections Commission to Pursue Full Investigation of Horne

Attorney General Tom Horne
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The Clean Elections Commission concluded this afternoon there’s enough evidence to merit a full-blown investigation into whether Attorney General Tom Horne used state personnel and resources in his reelection bid. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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