State Capitol News

State Capitol News
10:28 pm
Thu May 29, 2008

Transit tax may go to voters

Phoenix, AZ – Voters may get a choice in November of exactly how much they want
to tax themselves for transit improvements -- and for which
projects. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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10:33 pm
Wed May 28, 2008

Legislature and Governor still can't agree on budget

Phoenix, AZ – The top Republican legislators met this morning with Governor Janet Napolitano in efforts to finally enact a new state budget. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.


There are now less than five weeks until the new budget year
begins with no agreement between the Republican-controlled
Legislature and the Democrat governor. Senate President Tim Bee
said after the meeting he recognizes the time constraints.

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State Capitol News
10:39 pm
Thu May 22, 2008

Home values continue slide

Phoenix, AZ – If you think your house is worth less now than it was last year, you're right. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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2:22 am
Wed May 21, 2008

Governor balks at guard withdrawl

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano is balking at putting state National Guard units along the international border to replace troops from across the nation who are being withdrawn. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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8:08 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Court says school vouchers illegal

Phoenix, AZ – The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a law which gives tax dollars to parents to send their children to private and parochial schools is illegal. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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8:04 am
Fri May 16, 2008

Gay marriage ruling impacts Arizona

Phoenix, AZ – Thursday's California Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage is having political fallout here. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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8:11 am
Wed May 14, 2008

Governor creates felon task force

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday she is creating a special task force to find wanted felons. But as Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports, that isn't the whole story.

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State Capitol News
5:28 am
Mon May 12, 2008

Arizonans to vote on gay marriage?

Phoenix, AZ – The House voted this afternoon to ask state residents whether they want to constitutionally ban gays from marrying. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.


State law already limits marriage to one man and one woman. That
statute has been upheld by the state Court of Appeals, a ruling
the Supreme Court refused to disturb. But Rep. Steve Yarbrough
said there's a good reason to put the language in the
constitution.

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State Capitol News
10:23 pm
Wed May 7, 2008

Governor defends proposed road tax

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano is defending plans to hike the state sales tax rate to among the highest in the nation to fund transit improvements. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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2:10 am
Wed May 7, 2008

Williams can use illegal well

Phoenix, AZ – State senators agreed this morning to let Williams continue pumping water from an illegally drilled well. But as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, they want to be sure this kind of thing does not happen again.

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