State Capitol News

State Capitol News
11:41 am
Fri July 17, 2009

Arizona schools receive extra stimulus money

Phoenix, AZ – Public schools are going to get twice as much in stimulus cash as
they expected -- at least for the time being -- all because
federal officials say someone at the state didn't follow
instructions.

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3:38 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Arizona education stimulus money delayed

Phoenix, AZ – State Treasurer Dean Martin is blaming the Obama administration
for a delay in stimulus funding. But there may be less there than meets the
eye.

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3:18 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Arizona's unemployment rate continues to rise

Phoenix, AZ – New figures today show the state's jobless rate shot up another
half a point last month.

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3:44 pm
Tue July 14, 2009

Governor signs bill allowing guns in bars

Phoenix, AZ – Arizonans will soon be able to bring their loaded guns into bars.
But as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains, they WON'T
be able to light any sparklers to celebrate the new law.

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3:42 pm
Tue July 14, 2009

Republicans poised to put tax question on ballot

Flagstaff, AZ – Some Senate Republicans appear ready to give Governor Jan Brewer
what she wants: Ask voters if they want to hike the state sales
tax. But there's more to it than that.

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3:47 pm
Mon July 13, 2009

Bashas files for bankruptcy

Phoenix, AZ – A major statewide grocery chain is seeking protection from
creditors today in bankruptcy court.

In filings early this morning, Bashas' listed about $200 million
in assets -- and about $245 million in debt. Company president
Mike Proulx said the state's soft economy is taking its toll.

(Arizona goes from back in the day from a couple of years, three,
four years ago, from one of the fastest growing states in the
nation to stagnant growth.)

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3:52 pm
Sat July 11, 2009

Lawmakers ban religious discrimination in schools

Phoenix, AZ – State law will soon spell out that schools cannot discriminate
against students based on their religious views.

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3:54 pm
Thu July 9, 2009

Budget battle causes Republican fallout

Phoenix, AZ – The fight within the Republican party over how to craft a new
state budget has had some political fallout.

Senate President Bob Burns said he has been trying craft a budget
plan acceptable to his caucus as well as Gov. Jan Brewer. But
Burns said some members of his leadership team have not been
pushing in the same direction. So on Wednesday he ousted Sen.
Thayer Verschoor from his position as president pro-tem.

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3:56 pm
Wed July 8, 2009

Governor signs budget fixes

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer signed the bills this afternoon to fix
education and health care funding issues. But there's still a long way to go to
balancing the budget.

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3:35 pm
Tue July 7, 2009

Lawmakers approve education spending

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers approved increased spending on education on
Monday. But that's only part of adopting a balanced budget.

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