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What Is The Arizona Legislature Going To Do With An Extra $750M?
A sales tax on online purchases is bringing in a considerable amount of revenue, and as the Arizona Legislature prepares to begin its new session, representatives are faced with deciding what to spend it on. The state is projecting a $750 million budget surplus for this fiscal year.
Jan. 13, 2020
Arizona War Powers Resolution
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a war powers resolution that limits President Donald Trump’s authority to order military action against Iran. The vote passed almost along party lines, including within Arizona’s congressional delegation.
Jan. 13, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey To Deliver State Of The State Address
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is set to lay out his priorities for the coming year when he presents his sixth State of the State address on the opening day of the annual legislative session.
Jan. 13, 2020
The Takeaway: Earthquakes Continue To Rattle Puerto Rico
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico on Saturday morning.
Jan. 13, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: Jan. 12-18
This week in 1929, Wyatt Earp died at the age of 81 in Los Angeles. Read more about the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Jan. 13, 2020
Highway Fencing For Salt River Horses Begins Next Phase
Tonto National Forest officials say workers plan Monday to begin installing 4 miles of steel fencing along and near the lower Salt River east of metro Phoenix to prevent wild horses from crossing the Bush Highway and to keep livestock from mingling with the horse herd.
Jan. 13, 2020
Q&AZ: Why Do Only Certain Valley Freeways Have Billboards?
Billboards are ubiquitous on some Valley freeways, but nowhere to be found along other roads. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked who decides when a billboard is allowed along the highway and when to keep them off the side of the road.
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Jan. 13, 2020
Phoenix To Collect Public Donations To Plant More Trees
Phoenix is looking to collect public donations to plant more trees. But the idea is being met with some skepticism. During a recent city subcommittee meeting, Chief Sustainability Officer Mark Hartman pitched the process.
Jan. 13, 2020
Online Tool Lets You Create Phoenix City Budget
A new online tool lets you decide how to spend over $1.4 billion that make up the general fund. You can move money around, adding or subtracting funds from different departments. You can also decide whether to increase or decrease sales and property taxes.
Jan. 13, 2020
Top Lawmakers Agree On Issues With Short-Term Rentals
Republicans and Democrats, so often at odds on hot button issues at the Arizona Capitol, appear to be in agreement when it comes to regulating short-term rentals, like Airbnb. They still face an obstacle in the governor, who says he’s opposed to measures that significantly walk back the law he signed four years ago.
Jan. 13, 2020
Number Of Mexicans With Work Visas In The U.S. Increase
The Trump administration has been trying to restrict all forms of legal migration in the U.S.. But Mexico is praising the increase of Mexican migrants in the U.S. under work visa programs.
Jan. 13, 2020
Former Rep. Stringer Running For Office Again
Former state lawmaker David Stringer is running for office again in Yavapai County. Stringer resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives in 2019 after allegations of paying young boys for sex in 1983 came to light. He announced plans to challenge incumbent Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, who was elected in 2000.
Jan. 12, 2020
150 AZ National Guard Troops Return From Deployment
After spending the past year deployed to various locations in the Middle East, more than 150 members of the Arizona Army National Guard's 253rd Engineer Battalion returned home to Phoenix.
Jan. 12, 2020
Trial Begins Monday In Border Patrols Treatment Of Those It Captures
A trial over how the U.S. Border Patrol in southern Arizona treats the people it captures heads to federal court Monday in Tucson.
Jan. 12, 2020
Website You Comment On Proposed AZ Bills In Legislature
Navigating the hundreds of measures proposed by the state legislature will be easier now thanks to a new website that will feature a full rundown of proposed legislation. A website maintained by the Arizona Legislature has a full rundown of proposed new laws, amendments to proposals, and even the roll-call votes in committees and on the floor.
Jan. 11, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Face Tough Questions About Water
Just a year after approval of the much-heralded Drought Contingency Plan, Arizona lawmakers once again face tough questions of how to deal with the increased demand for water in the face of drier weather — and getting water to where it is needed.
Jan. 11, 2020
Brnovich, Other AGs Urge Supreme Court To Not Take Obamacare Case Yet
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and his fellow Republican counterparts in other states are urging the Supreme Court to not hurry on a case on the Affordable Care Act. Democrats in Congress are asking the Court to hear their appeal soon.
Jan. 10, 2020
School Shooting In Northern Mexico Leaves 2 Dead
Two people died in a school shooting in northern Mexico. The country is in shock, as these kind of incidents are uncommon in the neighboring nation.
Jan. 10, 2020
Ducey: Current AZ Sex Ed Law Seems To Be Working
Gov. Doug Ducey says the current law on sex education "seems to be working" — which presents a hurdle to State Sen. Sylvia Allen's proposed sex education bill.
Jan. 10, 2020
ASU Breaks Ground On Downtown Mesa Project
Arizona State University broke ground on its newest academic facility Friday. It’s called ASU @ Mesa City Center, and it will bring 800 students to downtown Mesa.
Jan. 10, 2020

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