State Capitol News

State Capitol News
1:16 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Employer sanctions law deemed legal

Phoenix, AZ – A federal appeals court ruled today that the state's nearly 9-
month-old employer sanctions law is legal. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
1:13 am
Wed September 17, 2008

State pushes for more rural trauma centers

Phoenix, AZ – State health officials are trying to convince rural hospitals to
become trauma centers -- and not just because it will save lives.
Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
12:56 am
Tue September 16, 2008

More nuclear plants in AZ?

Phoenix, AZ – The November election could determine whether more nuclear power
plants are in the state's future. Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer explains.


At a debate Monday the three Republican candidates for the
Arizona Corporation Commission said the state will continue to
need a lot more power to meet future needs. Barry Wong said he
along with Marian McClure and Bob Stump do not want to place
artificial constraints on any source.

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State Capitol News
10:11 pm
Sun September 7, 2008

AZ state land fees increase

Phoenix, AZ – If you're planning to visit Arizona state lands, it's going to cost you a lot more money -- unless you're a hunter. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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10:14 pm
Fri September 5, 2008

State road funding dries up

Phoenix, AZ – The state is putting an immediate halt to more than $170 million worth of road projects -- including widening the highway to the Hoover Dam --- because federal funds are drying up. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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2:27 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Napolitano Bemoans Moderates' losses

Phoenix, AZ –
Sen. Tom O'Halleran was defeated by Steve Pierce. And Rep. Pete
Hershberger lost his bid to move to the Senate. Both had angered
some Republicans by voting for the governor's budget and refusing
to support permanent repeal of the state property tax.

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5:09 am
Wed September 3, 2008

Napolitano on Governor Palin

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano said today that Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin probably is facing some sexism
in coverage. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that Napolitano said that's no reason to vote for her.

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State Capitol News
12:54 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Gap between Democrats and Republicans in AZ Shrinking

Phoenix, AZ – Republicans still have an edge over Democrats in the state. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports it's not as much as it was.

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10:33 pm
Tue August 26, 2008

Gay Marriage Ballot Wording Changed

Phoenix, AZ – Voters will be told when they go to the polls that it is already illegal for gays to marry in this state -- maybe. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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10:37 pm
Mon August 25, 2008

Road Tax Ballot Initiative Dead

Phoenix, AZ – Two proposed ballot measures--including one which would have raised the state's sales tax to fund new roads and mass transit projects--are officially dead. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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