State Capitol News

State Capitol News
4:03 pm
Fri June 26, 2009

Flat tax included in budget compromise

Phoenix, AZ – Republican legislative leaders have agreed to ask voters to hike
state sales taxes as part of a deal to balance the budget. But
the trade-off would be creating a flat state income tax for individuals.

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5:06 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Senate asks students to prove citizenship

Phoenix, AZ – The Senate Education Committee voted Wednesday to require schools
to ask parents to prove their children are in this country
legally.

Sen. Russell Pearce said everyone knows there are children in
Arizona schools who aren't here legally, students that, for the
time being, the state has to educate. What isn't known are the
numbers -- and the cost.

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4:09 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

State allows guns in bars

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers agreed today to let some gun owners bring their
weapons into restaurants -- but not before they expanded the
measure to also apply to bars.

State law bans weapons anywhere alcohol is served. Gary
Christensen of the Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
said that limits where people who carry a concealed weapon for
self defense can eat, as many restaurants also have liquor
licenses.

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4:23 pm
Tue June 23, 2009

State senate passes abortion restrictions

Phoenix, AZ – State senators gave final approval this afternoon to placing new
restrictions on the ability of a woman to terminate her
pregnancy.

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4:18 pm
Tue June 23, 2009

Affirmative action ban makes 2010 ballot

Phoenix, AZ – Voters will get to decide next year if they want to outlaw
affirmative action programs and any special programs or
preferences for women and minorities.

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4:13 pm
Tue June 23, 2009

State Supreme Court hears Brewer budget lawsuit

Phoenix, AZ – The attorney for Governor Jan Brewer asked the state's high court
today to force the Legislature to send her the budget they passed
-- presumably for her to veto.

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8:29 am
Tue June 23, 2009

Legislature passes abortion restrictions

Phoenix, AZ – State senators gave final approval this afternoon to placing new
restrictions on the ability of a woman to terminate her
pregnancy.

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10:55 am
Fri June 19, 2009

House moves to ban affirmative action programs

Phoenix, AZ – The state House voted Thursday to ask voters to constitutionally
ban programs designed to help women and minorities.

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11:03 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Senate mulls change to photo radar system

Phoenix, AZ – A Senate panel voted Wednesday to remove the incentives now in
law for people not to fight the speeding tickets they receive
from the new statewide photo radar system.

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10:58 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Senate to consider relaxing concealed weapon law

Phoenix, AZ – State senators are preparing to debate a measure that would let
virtually anyone carry a concealed weapon.

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