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KNAU and Arizona News
2:56 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Bill would exempt seniors from license fees

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:03 pm
Wed February 8, 2006

High school junk food restrictions tweaked

Phoenix – Anderson was successful last year in shepherding through legislation to ban candy bars, potato chips and sodas at elementary, middle and junior high schools. But lawmakers balked at expanding that to high schools, at least in part because of opposition from the companies that make the foods sold in vending machines on school campuses. So Anderson is back with a new plan -- give $50,000 to the first 50 high schools willing to voluntarily adopt the standards. But he's not calling it a bribe.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:35 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Legislators sue Gov. Napolitano

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:47 am
Wed February 1, 2006

School junk food standards finalized

Phoenix – Those final rules still will bar the sale of things like candy bars, potato chips and sugared sodas. But a committee appointed by state School Superintendent Tom Horne said the proposal to sell only fat-free and one percent milk was unnecessarily harsh and potentially would work against student health. That's because many youngsters don't like the taste of those products. So Horne agreed to allow the sale of 2 percent milk.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:16 pm
Mon January 30, 2006

Illegal immigrants could face trespassing charges

Phoenix – The trespass bill is being pushed by Sen. Barbara Leff. She said that state and local police need the authority to stop, question and arrest people who crossed into this country illegally. But Eric Edwards, executive director of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, said many of his members aren't interested in having that power. Some of it, he said, is that it won't do any good until the federal government actually seals the border.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:46 am
Mon January 30, 2006

New tax initiative floated

Phoenix – It's called the I Didn't Pay Enough Fund. Arizonans would be able to designate a portion of their income tax returns to be held by the state in that special fund for legislators to use as they see fit. It's being pushed by Sen. Dean Martin who heads a group of lawmakers who have pledged never to raise taxes. But he said it's not really a joke.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:21 am
Fri January 20, 2006

Carpenter announces for Governor

State Rep. Ted Carpenter, R-Phoenix, announced his bid Thursday to be the Republican candidate for governor. The four-term state legislator said he has more experience getting elected than others in the GOP primary.
(Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

Carpenter announces for Governor

Phoenix – Phoenix legislator Ted Carpenter cited his eight years in the House of Representatives and 14 years as a member of the Deer Valley school board. He joins what is becoming an increasingly crowded field. So we asked him why should people vote for him?

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:16 pm
Wed January 18, 2006

Panel passes new mandate on informed consent

Phoenix – Rep. Pamela Gorman wants a provision in state law that tells women who are at least 20 weeks pregnant that an abortion will cause physical pain to their unborn child. Gorman said that is backed by medical evidence.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:08 am
Wed January 18, 2006

Lawmaker floats immigration reform plan

Sen. Bill Brotherton and Attorney General Terry Goddard explain legislation Wednesday that would require employers to check the legal status of job applicants or face $5,000 fines.
(Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

Ph – Bill Brotherton said many bills introduced by his colleagues are designed to punish those who cross the border illegally, many in search of work. But Brotherton said that's only part of the problem.

(As we all know, this is a supply and demand problem. It's a situation where you have folks who are looking for work and need work to support their families, coming up here and finding work with willing citizens who have companies and who are willing to employ them.)

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:56 pm
Tue January 17, 2006

Napolitano unveils budget proposal

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