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February 03, 2023

Lawmakers on Arizona’s House Education Committee have advanced a plan to help schools avoid a $1.3 billion budget cut. And the state’s political parties have chosen new leaders. To discuss these headlines and more, The Show spoke to Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies and Marcus Dell-Artino with First Strategic.

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January 27, 2023

To talk about the first official entrant into next year’s U.S. Senate race in Arizona, the governor and attorney general pausing executions in the state and more, The Show sat down with Chuck Coughlin of HighGround and former state lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Aaron Lieberman.

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January 20, 2023

To talk about the response to Gov. Katie Hobbs’ first budget proposal, Congressman Greg Stanton saying he won’t run for Senate and more, The Show spoke to Lorna Romero Ferguson of Elevate Strategies and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy.

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January 13, 2023

Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones and Democratic strategist Tony Cani joined The Show to talk about Gov. Katie Hobbs’ State of the State address and lawmakers’ reaction to it, Maricopa County bringing in a former state Supreme Court justice to look into Election Day printer problems and more.

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January 06, 2023

Former lawmaker David Lujan, now with Children’s Action Alliance, and former state schools superintendent Jaime Molera, of Molera Alvarez, joined The Show to talk about this week’s inauguration for top statewide elected officials, the death of a controversial Arizona politician and more.

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December 29, 2022

A lot has happened over the last 12 months in politics here in Arizona — from a lengthy and oftentimes contentious legislative session to a series of high-profile election races to the state’s senior senator switching political parties. To talk about the year that was in state government and politics, The Show spoke with Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.

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December 22, 2022

This week saw developments in the court cases involving Kari Lake and Abe Hamadeh, and Gov. Doug Ducey decided to tear down the shipping container wall at the southern border. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Chip Scutari of S+C Communications and attorney Tom Ryan.

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December 16, 2022

This week, some Republican candidates had their first day in court over challenges to the 2022 midterm results. And the fallout continues from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s party switch. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Paul Bentz of HighGround and Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed.

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December 09, 2022

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has announced her departure from the Democratic party and switching to being an independent. Plus, the state's 2022 midterm election results were certified, and a potential special legislative session is stirring controversy. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Matthew Benson of Veridus and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy.

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December 02, 2022

This week, Cochise County refused to certify its results from the 2022 midterm elections. Now, a judge is getting involved. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Doug Cole of HighGround and former Congressional staffer Roy Herrera.

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November 18, 2022

This week saw Republicans call for the resignation of the state Republican Party chair, Kelli Ward. And a number of high-profile elections saw their conclusions. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones and Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies.

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November 10, 2022

This week saw voters head to the polls Nov. 8 for the 2022 midterm elections. And days later, ballots are still being counted in races too close to call, like many of those here in Arizona. To discuss this and more, The Show spoke with Chuck Coughlin of HighGround and attorney Tom Ryan.

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October 28, 2022

This week saw accusations of voter intimidation as Arizona's early voting continues. And there's confusion over how Cochise County intends to follow state law in its ballot-counting efforts. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Paul Bentz of HighGround and Chad Campbell of Lumen Strategies.

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October 21, 2022

This week saw gubernatorial candidates Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake’s dueling sit-down interviews. And new polls are out for some top-of-the-ticket races. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Lorna Romero-Ferguson of Elevate Strategies and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.

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October 14, 2022

This week saw more dramatic developments regarding the state of this year's gubernatorial debate, which itself will not happen after Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs refused to debate her Republican opponent, Kari Lake. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies.

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October 07, 2022

This week saw Arizona's U.S. Senate debate, and sharp remarks about other political candidates from Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney.

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September 30, 2022

Groups failed to garner enough signatures to bring school vouchers back to the ballot, and discussion continues on a Pima County judge's ruling to allow a ban on most abortions. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones and Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed.

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September 23, 2022
This week wrapped up with the secretary of state debate Sept. 22 between Democratic candidate Adrian Fontes and Republican Mark Finchem. Plus, a Republican group has cut its Arizona spending in the U.S. Senate race. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic and attorney Tom Ryan.
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September 16, 2022

This week started with governor candidate Katie Hobbs declining to debate Republican nominee Kari Lake. But one debate did happen in the superintendent of public instruction race. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies.

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September 09, 2022

KJZZ’s Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. This week saw gubernatorial candidates Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake taking questions separately and not debating at a Chamber of Commerce event.

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