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Fontes seeks inquiry into Lake after she posts signatures
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is seeking an investigation of losing GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after she published signatures of individuals from voter registration records.
AZ House bill limiting instruction on race advances with Hornes support
Tom Horne, Arizona’s new superintendent of public instruction, campaigned against the instruction of critical race theory in schools. Now in office, Horne’s throwing his support behind a bill that would keep teachers from talking about race in certain ways.
Feb. 1, 2023
GOP state lawmakers advance unilateral budget proposal
Republican Arizona lawmakers are moving ahead with a plan to pass their own "basic" budget plan despite knowing it has no hope of getting her signature.
Jan. 31, 2023
Fontes seeks inquiry into Lake after she posts signatures
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is seeking an investigation of losing GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after she published signatures of individuals from voter registration records.
Jan. 31, 2023
AZ Senate bill would compare test ballot hand counting accuracy vs.machines
A bill introduced in the Arizona state Senate would pit man against machine, at least when it comes to counting ballots. The legislation proposes a recount of a portion of votes cast in the November 2022 general election.
Jan. 31, 2023
AZ schools are facing a spending cap disaster. How did we get here?
Arizona schools are facing this spending cap now. In fact, if lawmakers don’t act by March 1, schools won’t be able to spend the money lawmakers have allocated to them — something even Arizona's new, conservative Superintendent Tom Horne warned would be devastating for schools. So how did we get here? Who is to blame?
Jan. 31, 2023
Cyber Ninjas still keeping 2020 audit documents secret
More than a year after the Cyber Ninjas finished their partisan review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, new revelations are coming to light about the work they did and who paid for it.
Jan. 31, 2023
LGBTQ advocates push back on bill defining drag as adult cabaret
The state Senate judiciary committee will vote on a bill that would expand the definition of “adult cabaret” to include drag performances this week. LGBTQ advocates say that even if it doesn’t pass, SB 1028 promotes harmful attitudes toward drag performers and events.
Jan. 31, 2023
Bill will let Maricopa County voters decide on transportation tax
A bill that would let Maricopa County voters decide whether to extend a transportation tax for another 20 years has been introduced in the Senate. If approved, the election would take place in November 2024.
Jan. 30, 2023
AZ bill would ban future emergency vaccines from school attendance requirements
Last year, GOP lawmakers made sure COVID-19 vaccines are no longer required for students to attend school. A new bill this year would ban schools from requiring students to be immunized with any future “emergency use” vaccines.
Jan. 30, 2023
Committee votes to use $360 million to widen I-10
The federal government denied a grant to widen the Interstate 10 from Casa Grande to Chandler this year. On Monday, the Arizona Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to draw the $360 million it would take to do it from Arizona’s budget.
Jan. 31, 2023
Arizonas political parties just picked new leaders
Arizona Republicans on Saturday selected former state treasurer and Donald Trump aide Jeff DeWit to be the party’s next chairman, turning to a familiar face with relationships across the fractured party after its worst election in decades.
Jan. 30, 2023
What Arizona lawmakers are talking about this week
A number of big issues will be up for debate at the Arizona Capitol this week, from taxes to school spending. With The Show for a look at what to expect in the coming days at the Legislature is Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Jan. 30, 2023
What does Sen. Sinemas switch mean for independent voters?
When Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema left the Democratic Party to become an independent last month, it sent shock waves through the political world. But it also put a spotlight on political independents — elected officials and not — who do not identify with, or belong to a political party.
Jan. 30, 2023
Díaz and Gabriel: Hobbs continuing to bus migrants is good policy
Gov. Katie Hobbs is continuing a controversial policy started under former Gov. Doug Ducey to bus migrants out of Arizona border communities and *to their final destinations while the immigration process plays out. In fact, she expanded it, adding plane flights for migrants who volunteer.
Jan. 30, 2023
Arizona civil rights activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin reacts to Tyre Nichols video
A number of people are calling for reforms to policing and the criminal justice system as a whole. Arizona civil rights activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin is one of them.
Jan. 30, 2023
Gallego kicks off Senate campaign with tour of AZ
A few days after announcing his run for the Senate, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego began campaigning over the weekend with stops throughout the state. The Democratic congressman kicked things off Saturday in Tucson, before stumping in Casa Grande and Phoenix. On Sunday, he then traveled to Flagstaff.
Jan. 29, 2023
Phoenix officials react to video release of Tyre Nichols arrest
After weeks of protest, video footage of the arrest of Tyre Nichols was finally released Friday evening. Nichols died earlier this month — three days after the violent interaction with Memphis police. And law enforcement and public officials throughout the country — including Phoenix — issued statements of condemnation after seeing the footage.
Jan. 28, 2023
Legislative Republicans get involved in Abe Hamadeh lawsuit
Top legislative Republicans are stepping into a lawsuit involving failed attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh. They’re asking a judge to not require him to pay the legal fees of those he sued in an unsuccessful bid to be declared winner.
Jan. 27, 2023
AZ Democrats take another stab at ratifying Equal Rights Amendment
Arizona Democrats are taking another stab at ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment 100 years in the making. State Rep. Laura Terech says this should be a bipartisan effort.
Jan. 27, 2023
Friday NewsCap: What to expect from Gallego vs. Sinema
Chuck Coughlin of HighGround and former state lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Aaron Lieberman joined The Show to talk about the first official entrant into next year’s US Senate race in Arizona, the governor and attorney general pausing executions in the state and more
Jan. 27, 2023

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