State Capitol News

State Capitol News
9:18 am
Thu March 5, 2009

Guns vs. property rights

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers had to choose today between gun rights and
property rights. And they sided with the former.

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State Capitol News
12:58 am
Wed March 4, 2009

Governor Brewer prepares for budget speech

Phoenix, AZ – Jan Brewer has been saying for more than a month that everything
is on the table as the state figures out how to balance the
budget. Later today she gets to spell out exactly what is on her menu.

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State Capitol News
1:01 am
Tue March 3, 2009

A new kind of payday loan?

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are balking at a proposal that would replace
payday lending with another type of high-interest loan.

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State Capitol News
1:04 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Lawmakers deny Tusayan incorporation vote

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers refused this afternoon to prevent another vote in
Tusayan to incorporate.

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State Capitol News
9:20 am
Fri February 27, 2009

House approves plan to save state parks

Riordan Mansion State Park in Flagstaff

Phoenix, AZ – The state House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a
controversial -- and possibly illegal -- transfer of funds from a
voter-approved initiative to keep open state parks.

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1:06 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Fewer tax dollars making it to classrooms

Phoenix, AZ – A new report today shows that the percentage of tax dollars that
wound up in the classroom was lower in last school year than at
any time since the state began studying the issue seven years

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State Capitol News
9:27 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Arizona in line for child care stimulus dollars

Phoenix, AZ – State officials have found a loophole in the new federal stimulus
bill that will keep the working poor parents of 15,000 children
from losing their subsized child care. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:29 am
Wed February 25, 2009

House committee approves new abortion restrictions

Phoenix, AZ – The House Health Committee voted this morning to approve new
restrictions on abortion. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
explains what's in the bill -- and why the vote was unanimous.

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State Capitol News
2:42 am
Tue February 24, 2009

House takes step toward repealing state property tax

Phoenix, AZ – A House panel took took the first steps Monday to permanently
repealing the state property tax.

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State Capitol News
2:39 am
Fri February 20, 2009

Three state parks to close

Phoenix, AZ – The state Parks Board voted this afternoon to close three parks
to save money. But that isn't the end of the cuts.

McFarland Historic State Park in Florence already is closed to
visitors because the building is in disrepair. The board's vote
directed closure of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park near Payson
and Jerome Historic State Park, both of which also require
repairs to buildings.

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