Howard Fischer

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By Howard Fischer

Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- The Republican architect of the texting ban signed into law Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey said it could not have been done if a former Democrat senator had not paved the way.

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By Howard Fischer

Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is blaming the crisis on the border on federal laws he says are providing incentives for people to seek asylum.

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By Howard Fischer

Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Calling it a matter of constitutional rights, the state House voted to allow parents and others to drive onto school campuses with loaded weapons in their cars.

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By Howard Fischer - Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Claiming voters intended higher minimum wages only for families, Republicans in the state House voted Wednesday to allow employers to pay less to some people younger than 22.

By Howard Fischer - Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Saying it's good for the economy long term, a Senate panel voted Tuesday to exempt retired veterans from having to pay state income taxes on their pensions.

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