State Capitol News

State Capitol News
4:14 am
Thu October 23, 2008

Federal court weighs merits of special Arizona probation programs

San Francisco, CA – Federal judges hearing a case today questioned the legal right of
county attorneys to sue the state or its employees. Arizona
Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
2:10 am
Mon October 20, 2008

Immigration will affect AZ's 2010 census count

Phoenix, AZ – The question of how many new seats the state gets in Congress
after 2010 could depends on immigration officials. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer explains.


John Trasvina is the head of the Mexican American Legal Defense
and Education Fund. One of his interests is getting as many
Hispanics counted in the 2010 Census as possible. But he said
there's a hurdle to that.

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State Capitol News
2:00 am
Thu October 16, 2008

AZ unemployment increases again

Phoenix, AZ – The state's jobless rate took another jump last month and now
hovers close to 6 percent. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports.

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1:57 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Clean elections provision upheld

Phoenix, AZ – A federal judge refused today to block a provision in the Clean
Elections law that gives matching funds to publicly financed
candidates when their privately financed foes spend more. Arizona
Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
1:24 am
Wed October 8, 2008

Governor critiques classroom spending

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano said today she wants more than half of the state's
school districts to explain why they're not spending more money
in the classroom. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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1:55 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Court upholds pro-life license plates

Phoenix, AZ – The U-S Supreme Court today wiped out the last legal hurdle for
anti-abortion groups to get their own special state license
plates to put on their cars and trucks. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

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1:53 am
Wed October 1, 2008

Study suggests states' law schools admissions are unfair

Phoenix, AZ – A new study by an organization opposed to affirmative action
contends that minorities are more likely to be admitted to the
state's two public law schools than similarly qualified Anglos.
Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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1:49 am
Tue September 30, 2008

Napolitano pushing exports

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano wants the state to do more to promote
exports. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports
there's a small problem with that.


The governor told members of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign
Relations that Arizona needs, in her words, a new kind of
economy. She said that means reducing the state's dependence on
construction and housing. And Napolitano said one way to do that
is increase exports.

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1:45 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Western Climate Initiative Unveiled

Phoenix, AZ – A new proposal unveiled today is designed to cut greenhouse gas
emissions here and elsewhere in the region. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer explains what the program does.

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1:38 am
Tue September 23, 2008

Republicans warn state needs to cut spending

Phoenix, AZ – The top Republican budget crafters in the Senate is warning the
state needs to cut spending -- and soon -- to avoid disaster.
Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.


Lawmakers adopted a $9.9 billion spending plan for the new fiscal
year that began July 1. But Sen. Bob Burns said the taxes to
support that budget already are running $180 million less than
anticipated. He wants Gov. Janet Napolitano to call a special
session.

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