State Capitol News

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7:59 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Arizona Secretary of State Candidates Debate Their Qualifications for Governor

Justin Pierce, Michele Reagan and Wil Cardon debate Tuesday night as each seeks to become the Republican nominee for secretary of state. Hosting is Ted Simons, right, of KAET-TV.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Three Republicans are vying to become the next secretary of state. So at a televised debate on KAET-TV Tuesday night, moderator Ted Simons asked them what qualifies them to be governor. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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6:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

UA Doctor Allegedly Fired for Pushing Medical Marijuana Research

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A University of Arizona doctor is being let go — she claims because of her lobbying on the issue of medical marijuana research. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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2:00 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Republican Gubernatorial Primary Ramps Up With Cash Influx

Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey
Credit The Republic

A major auto dealer has become a prime force in trying to ensure that Doug Ducey is the Republican nominee for governor — and that Christine Jones is not. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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10:10 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Arizona Food Prices Rise By 10 Percent

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Food costs have spiked in the state as a result of drought. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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8:46 am
Tue July 1, 2014

State Supreme Court Rules on Adult Protective Services Suit

The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that hospitals can be sued under laws designed to protect vulnerable adults. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Group Revives SB 1062 Fight in the Wake of High Court Decision

Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Policy
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The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to use Monday’s Supreme Court ruling as a chance to revamp it and try again next year. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:06 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

State Supreme Court Shoots Down Signature Forgery Case

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The state Supreme Court ruled today that a veteran state senator cannot knock his Republican foe off the Aug. 26 primary election ballot. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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3:00 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Candidate Signature Forgery Hearing Could Have Statewide Implications

State Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A court fight between two legislative candidates over forged signatures could have statewide implications. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:59 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Corporation Commission Candidates Debate Solar Tax

Republican candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission Doug Little and Vernon Parker at Wednesday debate.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Republicans running for the two open seats on the state Corporation Commission are divided on the issue of the taxability of solar panels on homes. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Huppenthal Distances Himself from Controversial Blog Comments

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal at Wednesday's press conference.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The state’s top school official this afternoon distanced himself from comments he made anonymously online about welfare recipients and use of the Spanish language. But Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports John Huppenthal said he’s not going to resign.

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