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The Johnson Amendment has been in place since 1954, when then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson sponsored it. But what does it say? To answer that questions and others is Adam Chodorow, a law professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and he specializes in tax law.
Feb. 17, 2017
Winged Victory
The ability of Arizona residents to take issues directly to the ballot could be severely limited, under a measure that won the approval of a state House committee Thursday. Among other provisions, HB 2404 would prohibit groups from paying petition circulators by the signature; instead, they’d have to pay by the hour, which eliminates the incentive for those circulators to collect as many signatures as possible.
Feb. 17, 2017
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President Donald Trump campaigned last year on promises to relax or eliminate environmental protections. In Arizona, that worries scientists and other advocates, especially those who want government action on climate change.
Feb. 17, 2017
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People on opposing sides of the political aisle have fought about voter fraud vs. voter suppression for years, especially in recent elections.
Feb. 17, 2017
Mark Littell
Spring training is not far off. To get into the spirit of talking baseball, I’m joined by Mark Littell. He pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals between 1973-1982.
Feb. 17, 2017
Arizona small businesses impacted by the voter-approved minimum wage hike are supporting a bill that could kill citizen initiated laws in the future.
Feb. 17, 2017
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Gov. Doug Ducey is promising teachers that they will not go without pay, despite an education budget oversight in the current proposal that left out funding for the agency’s IT department.
Feb. 17, 2017
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Federal auditors told Congress that there is no reliable way to tell whether the current fences and walls along the U.S. border are effective at stopping illicit traffic.
Feb. 17, 2017
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Voters may get another chance next year to legalize marijuana use.
Feb. 17, 2017
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Mick Mulvaney has been sworn in as director of the White House budget office, but he was only voted in on a tight 51-49 margin.
Feb. 17, 2017
John Collins
When budding bioscientists picture their futures, they probably don’t see themselves feeding sea monkeys to a bunch of freshwater minnows. But, in a small room near the lab benches of TGen, that’s exactly what John Collins does.
Feb. 17, 2017
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A report from the Auditor General's Office says that the Arizona Department of Economic Security is not conducting enough annual site visits in accordance with state guidelines.
Feb. 17, 2017
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Auto manufacturers will continue to invest in both the United States and Mexico, regardless of President Donald Trump’s claims that he’s responsible for Ford canceling some plans in Mexico.
Feb. 17, 2017
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A strike Thursday sent home thousands of workers from Freeport McMoRan’s Indonesian operations. Union workers are demonstrating against the government today. It's the latest blow to international operations affecting one-third of the company’s copper business.
Feb. 17, 2017
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A competitor has sued Scottsdale-based Taser International over a contract for the Phoenix Police Department’s body camera program.
Feb. 16, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
The Legislature passed a bill Thursday allowing San Tan Valley to incorporate in growing Pinal County.
Feb. 16, 2017
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A bill half way to the governor’s desk is asking state lawmakers to approve pulling special-education teachers out of their offices and putting them in the general classroom.
Feb. 16, 2017
Whether or not you're shocked by the plethora of fake news, you might be surprised to learn that such information — fake or not — does have unexpected effects on the way you see the world.
Feb. 16, 2017
The graphic novel has become one of the most popular forms of print books, generating more than a billion dollars in sales. We spoke with Mark Siegel, founder of First Second Books, about the impact of graphic novels.
Feb. 16, 2017
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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, in part because around four-fifths of cases go undetected until they have reached an advanced stage. But a new test could soon change all that — and offer a way to monitor treatment outcomes as well.
Feb. 16, 2017

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