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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.