State Capitol News

State Capitol News
3:55 am
Thu July 3, 2008

New Road Tax on Ballot

Phoenix, AZ – Backers of a plan to hike state sales taxes for new roads and transit improvements have filed their signatures to get the question on the November ballot. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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3:58 am
Tue July 1, 2008

Employer Sanctions Law Could be Diluted by Voters

Phoenix, AZ – Voters are likely going to get a chance to do what lawmakers and a federal judges have so far rejected: dilute the state's new employer sanctions law. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains the initiative petitions which were filed today.

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4:01 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Voters to Decide on 10 Year Home Warranties

Phoenix, AZ – Voters will get a chance to decide if they want to force home builders to provide 10-year warranties. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

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4:04 am
Fri June 27, 2008

State Budget Finally Approved

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a new budget for the fiscal year that begins on Tuesday. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains some of what it contains.

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4:08 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Lottery May Help Fund New Budget

Phoenix, AZ – A budget proposal unveiled today could put universities in the position of hoping that people try to scratch it rich. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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6:53 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Governor signs Real ID law

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano signed legislation this morning which bars the state from participating in the federal Real I-D program. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.


The legislation was crafted by lawmakers worried the federal law
would turn Arizona drivers' licenses into a de facto national ID
card. But the governor said her concerns were different.

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State Capitol News
2:16 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Plan to Kill Arizona's Payday Lenders Dies

Phoenix, AZ – A plan to ask voters to kill the payday loan industry has folded. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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2:59 am
Thu June 12, 2008

Employer Sanctions Foes Take Case to 9th Circuit

San Francisco, CA – Foes of the state's new employer sanctions law asked the 9th
Circuit Court of Appeals today to rule the statute, which took
effect January 1st, is illegal. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer reports the judges did not appear sympathetic to the
legal arguments.

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3:02 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Real ID Law Passed

Phoenix, AZ – State legislators gave final approval today to a ban on participating in the federal government's Real ID program. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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3:05 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Longtime Snowflake Senator Jake Flake Dies

Phoenix, AZ – State senator Jake Flake died Sunday at his home. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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