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4:10 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Attorney Argues Anonymous Hit Pieces OK During Campaigns

Attorney General Tom Horne
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A lawyer for Democratic attorneys general argued in court today there’s a constitutional right for anonymous hit pieces on candidates, even right before an election. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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9:28 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Lawmaker Proposes Tax Credit for Hiring Unemployed Veterans

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A state lawmaker who spent 20 years in the Marines wants to give a tax credit to firms that hire unemployed veterans. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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8:56 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Kavanagh: Are Too Many Arizonans Going to College?

Rep. John Kavanagh
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The head of the House Appropriations Committee said if the state’s three universities are complaining they don’t have enough money, there’s probably a good reason for that. And, he said it's not because the state is shorting them. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:16 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Gov. Brewer Releases a Slimmed-Down Budget

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer unveiled her spending plan this afternoon that has more money for what will replace Child Protective Services, but scant new funds for education. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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2:51 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Lawmaker Putting Up a Fight to the State’s Medicaid Expansion

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A state lawmaker is proposing legislation he concedes has no chance of approval, but he believes is necessary to keep up the fight. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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9:19 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Arizona Lawmakers Attempting Repeal of State Voting Law

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State lawmakers are moving to repeal major changes in voting laws made last year — and then reenacting at least some of them in a way to thwart a referendum drive. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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2:36 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

State Pot Consumption Numbers Coming Out of the Shadows

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The state’s more than 43,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed close to three tons of the weed last year. And that’s just what we know about. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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9:16 am
Thu January 16, 2014

State Auto Insurance Coverage Increase in the Works

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Motorists may soon have to obtain — and pay for — more auto insurance. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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8:54 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Lawmakers to Use Tax Dollars to Fight SB 1070 E-mail Subpoenas

Former state Sen. Russell Pearce
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Republican legislative leaders are moving to use tax dollars to fight subpoenas of e-mails of current and former lawmakers. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:07 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

State Lawmakers Debate Gift-Taking from Special Interests

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The next time state lawmakers want to see the Wildcats take on the Lumberjacks, they may have to buy their own tickets. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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