State Capitol News

State Capitol News
4:59 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Clean Elections Commission Sees Conflicts With Bennett Election Commercial

Secretary of State Ken Bennett
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Because of his impending gubernatorial run, an election commercial featuring Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett gets complicated. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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3:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Despite Jobless Rate Drop, Arizona’s Economy Is Still Struggling

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New figures today show the state’s jobless rate dropped a little bit last month. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that’s hardly sign of a health economy.

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8:29 am
Thu June 19, 2014

The Governor Criticizes State Income Tax Elimination Proposals

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer does not think much of proposals by some of those who would succeed her to eliminate the state income tax. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:59 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Gov. Brewer Mulls an Anti-Gay Discrimination Law

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday it may be time to consider whether the state should ban discrimination against gays. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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9:25 am
Mon June 16, 2014

State Legislator Pushes Plan on Out-of-State Migrants

Sen. Kelli Ward speaks during a committee meeting earlier this year.
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A state lawmaker has come up with her own plan to deal with migrants being shipped here from Texas. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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8:52 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Homeland Security Head Defends the Department’s Child Welfare Policies

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The head of Homeland Security denied Thursday that what his agency is doing with children flooding into this country illegally is only encouraging more to come. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:59 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Maricopa County Attorney Calls for Tom Horne’s Resignation

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery
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A twitter battle has resulted in Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery becoming the first elected GOP official asking fellow Republican Tom Horne to resign as attorney general. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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3:01 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Immigrant Rights Groups Allege Child Abuse by Customs and Border Protection

The wall along the Arizona-Mexico border.
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Immigrant rights groups filed a complaint today alleging what they called systemic abuse of children who are picked up by Customs and Border Protection. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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8:24 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Environmental Official Asks Lawmakers to Rescind Greenhouse Gas Regulation Block

Henry Darwin, director of the state Department of Environmental Quality, details for lawmakers Tuesday why they should remove a 2010 restriction that bars his agency from coming up with plans to reduce greenhouse gases.
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The state’s top environmental official asked lawmakers Monday to remove a restriction they placed on his agency just four years ago blocking it from regulating greenhouse gases. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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3:27 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Maricopa Prosecutor Says ICE May Be Violating Child Abuse Laws

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Maricopa County’s top prosecutor is warning immigration officials they may be violating child abuse laws. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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