KJZZ News

Gov. Brewer Calls for More Tax Cuts, Less Regulation in State of the State Address
Governor Jan Brewer looked back…and forward in her state of the state address to the centennial legislature Monday.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: The governor told lawmakers Arizona has been saved…and touted the state’s positive cash balance and smaller government.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Lawmakers Work to Stay Ahead of Bath Salts
The State Senate this week could vote to add more chemical compounds to the list of those that are illegal.  It’s part of an effort to crack down on synthetic cathinones, which are often used to make a product known as “bath salts.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Unemployment Rate Flat
Arizona’s unemployment rate was flat last month, staying at 8.7 percent.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The state lost 3,000 jobs in December, adding 4,100 private sector positions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords resigns House seat to focus on recovery
 WASHINGTON (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from the House with a standing ovation from her colleagues, more than a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin.The Arizona Democrat formally resigned Wednesday after a series of tributes from her colleagues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Free tax help available for Arizonans
Whether you use an accountant, a computer program, or try to file your tax returns on your own, it can be a complicated and expensive process. But, the AARP Foundation, is providing tax free help. It'll start February 1st at eighty locations across the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio protesters walk out of Maricopa board meeting
Opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stormed out of the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The group wanted to participate in the special meeting that addressed the problems reported in a federal probe against sheriff’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill to carry concealed weapons on college campuses advances
The right to carry a concealed weapon on a college campus is a step closer to becoming law.  The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure that allows individuals with a concealed weapon permit to carry their gun on public college campuses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Young Texas housewives arrested on weapons smuggling charges
Young housewives and moms who bought assault rifles from Texas gun dealers have been charged in an alleged weapons smuggling ring that armed Mexican cartels. Federal agents announced the arrests Wednesday in San Antonio.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislators ask voters to reconsider measures they?re already voted on
Three experts talk about Governor Jan Brewer and legislators who want to ask voters to eliminate measures they’re already approved, including the Independent Redistricting Commission and Clean Elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hit hard, coming back fast: Valley home prices continue to rise
The Valley housing market is starting to come back. Mike Orr, who directs the Center for Real Estate Theory at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business, says home prices were up 6.5 percent in January from January of last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson lawmaker won
A Tucson lawmaker says he won’t resign over allegations of domestic abuse. Several Democratic lawmakers and the director of the state Democratic party have called for Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, to quit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is government propping you up or holding you down?
KJZZ, in partnership with students from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, wants your perspective on government intervention in our lives today. The U.S. is $15 trillion in debt and more Americans live in poverty than in the past 52 years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Mayors: Keep local decisions local
Mayors of cities and towns from Arizona are calling on state lawmakers to not interfere with local decisions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Mayors, from left: Jonathan Rothschild (Tucson), Doug Von Gausig (Clarkdale), Greg Stanton (Phoenix), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Elaine Scruggs (Glendale).
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ coverage of the Arizona budget 2011
Arizona faced a historic budget deficit in 2011. To close it, state lawmakers approved a budget that included more than $1 billion in spending cuts. KJZZ's Mark Brodie looked at how some of those cuts would affect state programs, and the people who rely on them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce recall election evokes strong reaction from constituents
Voters in northwest Mesa will be asked to cast ballots in the state’s first legislative recall election this November. So far, the only name on the ballot is the target of the recall: Senate President Russell Pearce.
Sept. 20, 2013
Russell Pearce seeks office again
Last November Russell Pearce became the first Arizona Legislator to be recalled from office. This week Pearce announced he would run for state Senate again in the newly redrawn District 25. Tyler Montague, who took part in the Jerry Lewis campaign, and  political analyst Chris Herstam talk about Pearce’s choice to run for Senate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Checking in on community service in Homedale
Terri Perez and Martin Gonzales are residents of the Homedale neighborhood of southwest Phoenix (Photo by Paul Atkinson - KJZZ) Dumping and debris are an ongoing issue in the southwest Phoenix neighborhood of Homedale.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reproductive rights the subject of two contested bills
Opponents of proposed reproductive health laws are planning a protest at the state capitol Wednesday. They call the bills some of the harshest and most dangerous in the country. KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Shadow runs honor Pat Tillman across the country
The annual Pat’s Run will be held in Tempe later this month. But runners across the country will also be honoring the late Pat Tillman.  The crowd of runners at 2011's Pat's Run Tempe. (Photo courtesy Pat Tillman Foundation) On April 21, thousands of runners will fill the streets of Tempe to raise money for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Sept. 20, 2013

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