Former State Senator Jerry Lewis, best known for defeating then-Senate President Russell Pearce in the 2011 recall election, says Arizona lawmakers need to look past party affiliation and work to do what's best for the state.
Democratic State Senator Steve Farley and Republican State Senator Rich Crandall talk about the importance of leadership at the state legislature and the need to find common ground to meet some of Arizona's challenges.
Since Saturday morning, the Valley has had five straight days with either a freeze watch or a freeze warning--a nearly-unprecedented run of frigid conditions. Dr. Mark Manfredo, a professor at the Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management at ASU's College of Technology and Innovation, says growers will be hurt.
The National Hockey League's lockout is over, and the Phoenix Coyotes start the 2013 season on Saturday night in Dallas. Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona and the Phoenix Coyotes' radio network talks about whether the team will be able to pick up on the magic of last season--when the Coyotes made the Western Conference Finals.
Arizona business leaders told members of the state House of Representatives Wednesday that the new Common Core standards for K-12 schools will help companies fill available jobs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
A new report says Arizona is lagging behind most states when it comes to vehicle-safety laws. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety give Arizona high ratings for child-safety and impaired-driving laws.
The Arizona Nature Conservancy has developed a new approach to restoring the state’s forests – an art gallery. The conservancy wants to start cutting trees effectively, and get the public involved in restoration.
The Arizona Court of Appeals says state lawmakers erred in not fully increasing funding for public schools, based on inflation. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Arizona voters in 2000 approved Proposition 301.
Governor Jan Brewer wants to expand medicaid, protect Arizona children, and make it easier for businesses to pay their taxes. The Governor outlined those and other priorities in her 2013 State of the State Address.
Some national evangelical leaders have announced a new effort to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers they should support federal immigration reform.The effort is called “I Was a Stranger.” The campaign asks churches to spend 40 days studying scripture related to immigration.
Prices for winter lettuce grown in southwestern Arizona are rising because of damage caused by the freezing temperatures. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.The Yuma area provides much of the nation's leafy greens during the winter and since the mercury has dropped below freezing around the state, farmers are reporting damage to many Romaine and Iceberg lettuce crops.
People who work in Arizona may notice their take-home pay has shrunk a little. That’s because a temporary cut in payroll taxes expired. In 2010, Congress passed a temporary two percent break in the Social Security rate to help stimulate the economy.
The Arizona Department of Revenue is warning tax payers not to file their taxes until February. The delay is due to a federal tax change caused by the fiscal cliff debate from earlier this year. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The state revenue department says it will not process electronic returns until after Jan.
Some residents of northwest Arizona are less than happy about their drinking water. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports. The city of Kingman has had to flush its water system, as a result of resident complaints.
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is on his way back to the U.S. after weekend stops in Israel and Afghanistan.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Flake was sworn in as the successor to Senator Jon Kyl earlier this month. His first foreign trip since taking office included accompanying several colleagues to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Cold has descended on an area of the country that's known for it's near-perfect weather this time of year. For days now, Southern California and Arizona have suffered through nights of sub-freezing temperatures.
Governor Jan Brewer will deliver her State of the State address this afternoon, to help kick off the 2013 legislative session. And, one issue lawmakers are likely to debate this year is simplifying part of the tax code.
Governor Jan Brewer says her budget for the upcoming fiscal year will include money to help implement the new Common Core standards in K-12 education. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The governor says having an educated workforce is essential to attracting and retaining jobs in the state, and that Common Core will help accomplish that.
Salt River Project has begun a years-long effort to drain, clean, and repair all 130 miles of its canal system. Saturday, SRP is inviting the public to see one of the crucial steps. SRP canals are full of fish -- many of them are white amur, which the company puts in its canals to control aquatic vegetation.