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New Rule Adds Requirement For Free Health Care
About 120,000 Arizonans who are on medicare or medicaid will soon be required to follow a new rule in order to keep their free health care. It’s called the “community engagement” requirement, and it was approved for Arizonans on Friday.
Jan. 22, 2019
Hawaii Officials Request Inmates Stay In Arizona Longer
Hawaii prison officials are asking for an emergency appropriation of $3.4 million to continue housing inmates out of state for six more months.
Jan. 22, 2019
Are Americans Falling Out Of Love With Awards Shows?
Oscar nominations came out Tuesday morning, and already there is some buzz about the best picture nominations. But, at least for some people, the reaction was a giant yawn.
Jan. 22, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Back To Work On Drought Plan
State lawmakers had Monday off, but are back at the Capitol today. And, as it has every day of this short session so far, water continues to dominate the discussion. The state is facing a Jan. 31 deadline to sign off on a Drought Contingency Plan, or the federal government has said it would move to implement restrictions.
Jan. 22, 2019
College Closures Leave Students With Difficult Choices
There have been some high-profile closures recently of for-profit colleges like ITT Technical Institute, Arizona Summit Law School and Corinthian Colleges. But many others are shutting their doors as well, which is leaving students in difficult positions.
Jan. 22, 2019
Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey released his $11.4 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year starting on July 1. Among many other provisions, he’s calling for more money for public education, including the next phase of his 20x2020 plan to increase teacher pay, and money to put more police officers in schools.
Jan. 22, 2019
Los Angeles Charter School Teachers Join Strike
The public school strike in southern California continues, as tens of thousands of teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District have walked out. What surprised many was the presence of charter school educators on the picket lines.
Jan. 22, 2019
Rep. Stanton Talks With Affected Federal Workers
U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton held a round table discussion in Phoenix Monday to listen to the concerns of federal workers and nonprofit leaders affected by the partial government shutdown.
Jan. 22, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Nondiscrimination Law
A central question related to same-sex marriage may again come before the U.S. Supreme Court: Are businesses allowed to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation? On Tuesday, Arizona’s high court will take up the matter in a high profile case challenging Phoenix's protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people.
Jan. 22, 2019
Governor
Gov. Doug Ducey included funding for a new cold inspection facility at the Nogales commercial port of entry in his state budget plan. That could extend the state’s produce import season.
Jan. 21, 2019
Nearly 400 Migrants Detained Near Yuma
Nearly 400 migrants tunneled under the border fence and turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents near Yuma last week.
Jan. 21, 2019
Sen. McSally Addresses Government Shutdown
“I think as quickly as possible we need to sit at the table, we need to find that common ground," McSally said at the Phoenix MLK Day festival. "And I really do believe that common ground for most Arizonans and most Americans includes border security and something for the DACA population.”
Jan. 21, 2019
Phoenix Celebrates MLK Day
The event began with a march through downtown to commemorate a historic march decades earlier, when the state was still refusing to recognize the holiday.
Jan. 21, 2019
Budget Would Fund I-17 Expansion With Vehicle Fee
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget includes $130 million, dispersed over three years, to expand Interstate 17. The interstate carries almost 40,000 cars a day between northern Arizona and the Valley, but a single accident can add hours to the commute.
Jan. 21, 2019
AZ Tribes Fight Work Requirement For Medicaid
AZ Tribes pave the way for all federally recognized Native Americans to receive Medicaid services without proof of work or volunteer requirements.
Jan. 21, 2019
AG Warns Consumers After Massive Data Breech
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to review and update their online accounts after hackers exposed millions of email addresses and passwords. Brnovich issued the warning after global security research discovered nearly 773 million emails and more than 21 million passwords were exposed in an online database known as "Collection #1."
Jan. 21, 2019
AZ High Court Expects To Rule On Religious Rights
Tuesday morning, Arizona’s high court is expected to decide just how far a business owner can go in refusing to serve customers based on their sexual orientation.
Jan. 21, 2019
Gov. Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing an $11.4 billion spending plan for the coming year.
Jan. 21, 2019
AZ Slow To Adopt Alternative Fuel Despite Climate Change
On Friday, electric car maker Tesla announced massive layoffs across all of its operations. The reason: sales have under-performed as consumers complain about the cost of their electric cars.
Jan. 21, 2019
Gov. Ducey Asks Legislature To Fund KidsCare Program
Gov. Doug Ducey wants the state to start picking up some of the costs of providing health care for more than 32,000 children of the working poor.
Jan. 21, 2019

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