The state’s Independent Redistricting Commission approved final legislative and congressional maps last night…on three to two votes. And, legislative Republican leaders are continuing to talk about possible changes to the panel in the future.
Political observers Chip Scutari, Jaime Molera and Barry Dill talk with Host Steve Goldstein about Arizona politics in 2011--including why the state's Independent Redistricting Commission was worth fighting about.
Arizona Republicans voting in next month’s presidential primary will likely find some unfamiliar names on the ballot--and one major candidate left off. Former ambassador and Utah Governor Jon Huntsman wasn’t eligible.
Ahmad Daniels is the author of "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African American Men Workbook," and its revision, "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African America and Beyond.
The Centennial Minute features historical tales about people and places around Arizona. These 90-second radio spots were written and recorded by Fred DuVal, chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, author and great-granddaughter of Arizona pioneer Sedona Schnebly.
State senator Rick Murphy explains why he supports bills that make it illegal for government agencies to collectively bargain with employee groups. Sheri Van Horsen, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees explains why she thinks this legislation is bad for Arizona.
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the early days of the state's most iconic natural landmark.
The man who worked as deputy director for Gabrielle Giffords announced Thursday he will run for her open seat. But as KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports, it’s still up in the air whether he will also run for the newly created Congressional District 2.
Susie Steckner, author of Cactus League: Spring Training, talks about the history of the Cactus League and what spring training means to Arizona. Steckner says spring training has evolved a lot during the past 55 years, but one constant is that it’s always been about the fans.
Legislative committees in the Arizona House and Senate today approved a budget plan crafted by GOP leaders. But the plan appears to be at odds with the proposal put forward last month by Governor Jan Brewer.
Arizona lawmakers are looking to make a deal with schools. They’re offering immunity from liability for the recreational use of school grounds, and are hoping that in exchange, schools will open up their playgrounds and fields during non-school hours.
Jaime Molera, partner in the Molera Alvarez group, and Fred DuVal, former chair of the Arizona Board of Regents, react to Mitt Romney winning the Arizona presidential preference election Tuesday. Molera says that Romney’s victory isn’t too shocking due to his resources and the endorsement of Governor Jan Brewer.
DENNIS LAMBERT: Access to Sky Harbor Airport just got easier with the opening this morning of new ramps carrying traffic directly out of Sky Harbor airport on the southbound 143. KJZZ’s Terry Ward joins me in studio.
The Arizona House of Representative’s Ethics Committee will meet this coming week to hear an ethics complaint filed against a Tucson Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Late last month, Democratic members of the House called on their colleague Daniel Patterson to resign.
A challenger in the recall election of senator Russell Pearce promises to run a clean campaign. Jerry Lewis formally announced his candidacy to a crowd of family and friends in Mesa this morning. But as KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, he faces a difficult task in unseating the Senate President.
Richmond University law professor Carl Tobias explains the compromise between U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for judicial nominee voting.Tobias says that the current agreement excludes several excellent candidates, but new compromises can still be reached.
ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is holding a ‘Solar Summit’ today and tomorrow. The event will look at solar energy development in the southwest. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert speaks with solar industry analyst MJ Shau, a senior analyst with Green Tech Media, to discuss the topic.