Today is the deadline for Gov. Doug Ducey to act on a handful of bills, including one that would ban background checks on the transfer of personal property — which may or may not be about guns, depending on whom you ask.
The soda tax would provide Santa Fe an estimated $7.5 million in its first year to expand early childhood education to roughly 1,000 children whose families cannot afford quality preschool and don't qualify for state programs.
Arizona is getting some help in its efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. The state was recently awarded $24 million in federal funding that will be used over the next two years. The lion’s share of that grant will go toward increasing access to medication assisted treatment for the uninsured and under insured.
Customers of one of the oldest supermarkets in Phoenix will have to find a new place to shop for groceries starting this weekend. The original Bashas', that opened in 1956 on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Osborn Road, is officially closing its doors Friday night.
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We were joined by Chuck Coughlin of HighGround Consulting and former lawmaker David Lujan, who is currently with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.