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Kelly Wants Senate To Approve COVID-19 Relief Package By End Of Year
Sen. Mark Kelly says he wants the Senate to approve a COVID-19 relief package before the end of the year.
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Arizona Gets High Marks For Insurance Regulators By Think Tank
Arizona is one of the least likely states to be influenced by political pressure because of the way insurance regulators are appointed. That's according to a new report by the insurance and trade policy think tank R Street Institute. So what does this mean for Arizonans?
May 7, 2019
Phoenix City Council Elections: Vania Guevara
Vania Guevara has been temporarily filling the seat since she was appointed by the city council last summer. She’s the daughter of immigrants from El Salvador and grew up in Los Angeles. She siad she knows what it means to be displaced when her parents lost their house during the mortgage crisis.
May 7, 2019
Has Political Disagreement Reached Historic Highs?
The Show spoke with Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Yale University history professor Joanne Freeman about whether polarization is among the worst seen in American history.
May 7, 2019
Proposed Measure Would Punish Teachers For Political Discussion
Unable to get even a hearing on his plan, Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, is now working with parents and some teachers to put a measure on the 2020 Arizona ballot to block educators from engaging in classroom political advocacy.
May 7, 2019
Arizona Senate Passes Bill That Fines Operators Of Party Houses
Some Arizona legislators want to crack down on rental homes that hold special events. The legislation which began as House Bill 2672 and passed the Arizona Senate on Monday would ban operators of vacation and short-term rental homes from holding special events that would otherwise require a license.
May 7, 2019
Phoenix City Council Elections: Betty Guardado
The Phoenix City Council is in the midst of a shakeup more than a month after Kate Gallego was sworn in as the city’s new mayor.
May 6, 2019
Trump Tweets About Raising Tariffs On China Raise Concerns
The latest tweets from President Trump are causing a stir on Wall Street. Last December, trade talks between the U.S. and China lifted the stocks of both nations and it was believed trade negotiations were going well. Edward Alden is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
May 6, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Trade Tensions Between China And The U.S.
Representatives from the U.S. and China are set to meet this week to talk trade. It seemed that the two countries were making progress toward a deal.
May 6, 2019
Boas On Police Shooting And Anti-Semitism Statistics
The incidences of anti-Semitism in Arizona are on the rise, and Phoenix police shootings hit a record high. The Show checks in with the Arizona Republic Editorial Board.
May 6, 2019
Ducey Rejects Using Tax Windfall To Reduce Debt
Calling an economic downturn "inevitable,'' Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing back against demands by lawmakers from his own Republican Party to use an unexpected cash windfall to pay down debt.
May 7, 2019
2018 Saw Massive Turnout From Women, Latino Voters
The 2018 midterm elections were record-breaking on many fronts. Now, new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the trends were stark.
May 6, 2019
Progress Being Made On State Budget, Roadblocks Remain
It’s back to work at the Arizona Legislature where the attention will be — as it has been — on a new state budget. For a look at the coming days at the state Capitol, Katie Campbell of the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show.
May 6, 2019
Wife Of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Appears In Arizona
Days after opposition and military forces clashed in Venezuela, the wife of the country’s opposition leader spoke Saturday morning in Arizona.
May 6, 2019
The Presidents Get Ranked In This New Book
In the new book "The Presidents," Brian Lamb and Susan Swain of C-SPAN — along with a team of historians — rank those leaders from No. 1 to No. 43. The top ten is led by Abraham Lincoln and includes seven who served in the 20th Century. Meanwhile, the impeached Andrew Johnson is No. 42 — ahead of only James Buchanan.
May 3, 2019
Visits To The U.S.-Mexico Border Dont Change The Minds Of Politicians
Since President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency on the southern border, it has become a political flashpoint. Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t even agree on whether or not what we’re seeing should be called a “crisis” let alone what should be done to address it.
May 3, 2019
AZ Teacher Pay Still Ranks Below Most Other States
New data from the National Education Association, a teachers union, shows Arizona teachers saw the fourth biggest pay increase in the country between 2016-17 and 2017-18. But, even with that raise, teacher pay here still ranks 45th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
May 3, 2019
Arizona Considers Stiffer Penalties For Family Pet Abuse
On a 42-18 margin, the Arizona House gave final approval to legislation to make it a Class 5 felony to intentionally or knowingly subject a pet to "cruel mistreatment'' or kill a pet without the consent of the owner.
May 3, 2019
Final Push To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Child Abuse Survivors
Republican state Sen. Paul Boyer has been proposing changes to Arizona’s statute of limitations for years. Now, he’s taken a stand and said he will not approve a state budget by the deadline unless his bill gets a hearing.
May 3, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap May 3, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. To talk about Attorney General Barr’s testimony, the latest legislative news and more, Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez and Marilyn Rodriguez of Creosote Partners, joined The Show.
May 3, 2019
Arizona Government Will Keep Tax Windfall This Year
Arizonans who paid higher state income taxes this year due to the 2017 federal tax policy changes will not get relief this session.
May 3, 2019

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