State Capitol News

State Capitol News
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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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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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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2:09 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Lawmakers debate allowing guest workers

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are debating whether to allow companies to import foreign workers to fill some jobs. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that one state senator has a different idea.


Jack Harper said he hears the complaints of businesses that they
can not fill certain jobs.

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2:07 am
Tue May 6, 2008

State can set new emission standards - if the Feds allow it

Phoenix, AZ – A state panel gave final approval today to letting the Department of Environmental Quality enact new greenhouse gas emission
standards for cars and trucks. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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2:13 am
Fri May 2, 2008

ELL suit headed back to court

Phoenix, AZ – The English language learner lawsuit is headed back to court. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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10:50 pm
Wed April 30, 2008

Governor lobbies for university bonding plan

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano made a personal plea to lawmakers today to fund a 1-point-4 billion bonding plan for state universities. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports not everyone is
convinced.

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