State Capitol News

State Capitol News
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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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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3:08 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Prospect of Life without Napolitano worries some Dems

Phoenix, AZ – The possibility that Janet Napolitano could become part of an
Obama administration is giving some Democrats heartburn. Arizona
Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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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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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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