June 2011

Smokers Need Not Apply

No Smoking Sign

A Valley health plan says its taking action to improve the health of its employees. 

KJZZ's Morning Editon Host Dennis Lambert talks with Dr. Charles Cox of Humana of Arizona, about the company's new employment policy, which bans the hiring of smokers at their facilities in Arizona.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Matching Funds: A KJZZ Special Report

U.S. Supreme CourtMonday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law--a law that was supposed to reduce the influence of special interests in state campaigns. The matching funds provision, struck down 5-4, gives Clean Elections candidates matching funds if traditionally-funded candidates spend above a preset amount, or if a third party spends money on a race.