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Arizona Journalists Weigh In With 'State Of State'08:57

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Arizona this week briefly became the first state to stop paying out welfare benefits during the government shutdown. But under pressure from state lawmakers, Republican Jan Brewer reversed that.

Unlike neighboring California, where undocumented immigrants can now obtain drivers' licenses, Arizona is one of the few states making it tougher for people in the state illegally to legally drive. And the once-bust housing market in Phoenix is once again booming.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson is in Phoenix and speaks with KJZZ news director Peter O'Dowd and senior field correspondent Jude Joffe-Block.


This segment aired on October 10, 2013.

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