State Capitol News

Phoenix, AZ – Efforts to enact the first-ever state-run guest worker program have hit a snag over the question of which industries should
benefit. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

Phoenix, AZ – A Senate panel voted Tuesday to make some changes in the state's new employer sanctions law. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports some controversy remains.

Phoenix, AZ – A Senate panel voted Monday to sharply reduce the penalty for those who carry a concealed weapon without getting the necessary permit. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano has signed legislation to eventually require insurance companies to provide coverage for autism. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

The Centers for Disease Control say one child out of 150 has some
form of autism which, in its most severe form, alters the
thinking, feeling, language skills and ability to relate to
others. Gretchen Jacobs said the condition historically never was
covered by insurers.

Phoenix, AZ – The state's jobless rate dropped last month. But as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, it's not because the economy is improving.

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