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State Capitol News
8:32 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Former California Congressman Announces Bid for Arizona Governor

Former California Republican Congressman Frank Riggs filed paperwork Wednesday to launch his bid to become the Republican nominee for governor.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The field of Republicans who want to be governor became more crowded Wednesday, with the latest entry being a former California congressman. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:10 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Attorney Argues Anonymous Hit Pieces OK During Campaigns

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit azcentral.com

A lawyer for Democratic attorneys general argued in court today there’s a constitutional right for anonymous hit pieces on candidates, even right before an election. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:54 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith Launches Campaign for Governor

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith details some of his political positions — but dodges other questions — as he announces his bid for governor on Thursday.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith launched his bid for governor today by insisting that he is a true conservative despite positions he has taken on background checks for gun buyers, Medicaid expansion and publicly financed stadiums. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:01 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Court to decide on Arizona election-advertising transparency

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run ads criticizing candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:46 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Sec.of State Wants to Revamp Polling System

Secretary of State Ken Bennett discusses Tuesday how the state needs to revamp its system of casting and counting ballots to ensure quicker election results even as voting habits are changing.
Credit Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

The state's chief election official wants lawmakers to consider a system that would allow any voter to show up at any polling place in the county.

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Elections 2012
10:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

AZ Dems Inspired by President's Speech to DNC

Arizona delegates at the Democratic National Convention say President Obama’s speech last evening is inspiring them to spread his message when they return home.

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State Capitol News
2:11 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Lawmakers Want to Void Law Creating Redistricting Commission

State lawmakers are asking federal judges to void part of a voter-approved measure creating the Independent Redistricting Commission.

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State Capitol News
5:33 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Judge Denies Ballot Position for Open Primary Initiative

A state judge ruled today that an initiative to create an open primary is legally flawed and cannot be on the November ballot.

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Fronteras
9:01 am
Thu August 2, 2012

First Navajo Woman Runs For Congress

Wenona Benally Baldenegro is the first Navajo woman to run for Congress.
Photo Courtesy of WenonaforArizona.com

Arizona’s newly drawn Congressional District 1 includes more Native Americans than any other district in the country. That sets the stage for a historic first — an American Indian woman serving in Congress.

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State Capitol News
6:28 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Judge to Hear Arguments Over Open Primary Initiative

A judge will consider whether voters will get to decide whether they want to make major changes in state election law.

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