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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.