State Capitol News

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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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8:25 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Gov. Brewer Proposes Education Funding Restructure in State of State Address

Gov. Jan Brewer delivers the State of the State address Monday.
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Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Monday to somewhat revamp how state aid to schools is computed. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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3:17 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Enforcement of Arizona Abortion Law

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.
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The U.S. Supreme Court refused today to allow the state to enforce its ban on abortion at 20 weeks. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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8:52 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Brewer to Lay Out Achievements in Final State of the State Speech

Gov. Jan Brewer and House Speaker Andy Tobin chat at a luncheon Friday. Brewer gives what is likely her final State of the State speech on Monday in the House chambers.
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Gov. Jan Brewer outlines her agenda today in what will likely be her final State of the State speech. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer takes a look.

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8:36 am
Mon January 13, 2014

State Legislature to Debate University Funding

Northern Arizona University's Mountain Campus
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A fight is brewing at the capitol over how much more money — if any — to give to the state’s three universities. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:27 am
Fri January 10, 2014

State Lawmaker Proposes Easing Panhandling Ban

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A state lawmaker is crafting what he hopes is a legal fix to the statewide ban on begging that was struck down last year as unconstitutional. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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3:54 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith Launches Campaign for Governor

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith details some of his political positions — but dodges other questions — as he announces his bid for governor on Thursday.
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Mesa Mayor Scott Smith launched his bid for governor today by insisting that he is a true conservative despite positions he has taken on background checks for gun buyers, Medicaid expansion and publicly financed stadiums. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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