State Capitol News

State Capitol News
4:49 am
Mon March 30, 2009

AZ Democrats release budget plan

Phoenix, AZ – House Democrats came up with their own plan today to balance the
state budget. And it involves higher taxes. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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2:28 am
Fri March 27, 2009

Higher education cuts may be restored

Phoenix, AZ – State legislators will have to restore at least 150 million
dollars in cuts they just made to higher education to keep from
losing more than 800 million in federal education stimulus
dollars. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
2:31 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Lawmakers vote to kill photo radar - eventually

Phoenix, AZ – Members of a House panel voted Wednesday to make the new
statewide photo radar system go away -- but not just yet. Arizona
Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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2:35 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Private school vouchers deemed illegal

Phoenix, AZ – The state Supreme Court today struck down a 3-year-old law which
gives tax dollars for students to attend private and parochial
schools.

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2:38 am
Tue March 24, 2009

AZ unemployment benefits to increase

Phoenix, AZ – There's a bit of good news this morning for folks who have been
laid off. Bigger unemployment checks are on the way.

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2:44 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Arizona could lose health care stimulus dollars

Phoenix, AZ – A dispute over wording and timing of a state law could lose the
state more than $1.7 billion in federal stimulus dollars --
including more than $300 million already received and spent.
Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:51 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Governer Brewer warns of more education cuts

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer said today that state's public schools,
community colleges and universities are going to face further
budget cuts, even if she gets her temporary tax hike.

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5:31 am
Mon March 9, 2009

Special tax ballot in jeopardy

Phoenix, AZ – The top Senate Republican said today he is shying away from
putting two measure on a special ballot this spring -- at least
in part because he believes voters will not decide the issues the
way HE wants.

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9:14 am
Fri March 6, 2009

House panel votes to shut down photo radar

Phoenix, AZ – A House panel voted Thursday to shut down the state's new photo
radar system. But that does have some financial implications.

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6:34 am
Fri March 6, 2009

Property tax initiative drive launched

Phoenix, AZ – An initiative drive launched today could give people a chance to
cut their property taxes.

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