State Capitol News

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano vetoed two bills Monday aimed at easing laws on carrying concealed weapons. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

Phoenix, AZ – Backers of a plan to hike state sales taxes for new roads and transit improvements have filed their signatures to get the question on the November ballot. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

Phoenix, AZ – Voters are likely going to get a chance to do what lawmakers and a federal judges have so far rejected: dilute the state's new employer sanctions law. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains the initiative petitions which were filed today.

Phoenix, AZ – Voters will get a chance to decide if they want to force home builders to provide 10-year warranties. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a new budget for the fiscal year that begins on Tuesday. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains some of what it contains.

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.

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.

Phoenix, AZ – A plan to ask voters to kill the payday loan industry has folded. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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.

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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