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GOP Senators One Step Closer To Ending Duceys Public Health Emergency
A Senate panel voted on party lines to end the public health emergency Gov. Doug Ducey declared last March in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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A Debate Rages Around Proposed Tucson Bike Ranch
There is a debate raging in Tucson around 20 acres of land across the street from the Saguaro National Park that developers want to turn into a “bike ranch.” Last week, more than 200 people crowded a Pima County hearing about the development to oppose it, but it could be moving forward anyway.
April 17, 2019
How An Ethics Investigation Is Costing Rep. Schweikert
Prior to his reelection to a fifth term as Arizona’s U.S. representative from the 6th District in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, Congressman David Schweikert was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.
April 17, 2019
The 3 Specific Laws Planned Parenthoods Lawsuit Targets
Earlier this month, abortion-related restrictions in Arizona were targeted in a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood. On Tuesday, the Arizona Senate’s GOP leadership issued a statement criticizing Planned Parenthood, arguing the organization is “asking the courts to give them a legal business boost because they need more individuals to perform abortions in Arizona.”
April 17, 2019
Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases
A flood of migrants dropped off in Yuma by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has caused city’s top elected official to declare a local emergency. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls suggested an agency within the same federal department should pay for the “disaster.”
April 17, 2019
Washington Post Numbers Show Where Migrants Go After Release
As the number of migrants crossing into the U.S. continues to challenge authorities to the extent that the word "crisis" is being commonly used. The Washington Post has unveiled numbers that provide a better perspective on where the migrants are from and where in this country they're going.
April 16, 2019
Arizona Elections Manual Bill Heads To Gov. Duceys Desk
Gov. Doug Ducey is likely to sign a bill that forces the Arizona Secretary of State to regularly update Arizona’s election manual. House Bill 2238 says the secretary of state must update the manual every election cycle.
April 16, 2019
Why Americans Care How Citizens Get Government Money
There is a robust debate in the United States about the role government should play in people’s lives, and one of the policy areas where that debate plays out most loudly is around public benefits like welfare, food stamps and child-care subsidies.
April 16, 2019
Group Tries To Get Students Involved With AZ Water Issues
Arizona’s water future has been a frequent topic of discussion in 2019, both at the state Capitol — where lawmakers debated and ultimately approved a Drought Contingency Plan — and elsewhere. Monday night, the group Defend Our Future hosted a water discussion at Arizona State University.
April 16, 2019
Timeshare Industry Deflates AZ Consumer Protection Bill
A bill aimed at helping Arizonans walk away from predatory lifelong timeshare contracts may have lost its teeth.
April 16, 2019
Shooter Wants Ethics Committee To Investigate Former Speaker
Ousted State Rep. Don Shooter wants the Senate Ethics Committee to check whether former House Speaker J.D. Mesnard acted unethically by refusing to release the full report leading to Shooter's expulsion.
April 16, 2019
Potential Federal Reserve Nominations Worry Economists
President Trump hasn’t been shy about criticizing the Federal Reserve Board — or Fed — which is the panel that sets interest rates, among other things, that are intended to keep the nation’s monetary system stable. Now the president is making a lot of financial experts and economists uncomfortable by possibly nominating Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to the Fed.
April 16, 2019
AZ Corporation Commission May Lose Some Authority
The Arizona Corporation Commission could lose some of its investigative authority under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. The House gave the bill preliminary approval on Monday and would scale back the utility regulators’ ability to get documents from private companies.
April 16, 2019
Arizona Conservatives Rally For Patriotism Over Socialism In Gilbert
A congressman and the chair of the Arizona Republican Party were among the speakers at a rally Monday evening dubbed “Patriotism Over Socialism.” Anti-Defamation League of Arizona said the rally would likely draw extremists.
April 16, 2019
Tempe Opens Applications For City Council Vacancy
Tempe leaders are accepting applications to fill a vacancy on City Council. The opening was created Friday when Councilman Kolby Granville was voted out of office by his peers over allegations of misconduct.
April 15, 2019
Kelly: I Want To Represent Arizonans, Not Corporations
In the race to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally, former astronaut Mark Kelly has collected $4 million via 58,000 contributors. Kelly has vowed not to accept money from corporate PACs and, on Monday, he received an early endorsement from End Citizens United.
April 15, 2019
Big Issues Holding Up Progress On New Arizona Budget
As Arizona lawmakers reconvened at the Capitol on Monday, they appeared to be in the same place as they’ve been on, arguably, the biggest issue of any session: the state budget. For a look at that and other issues coming to the state Capitol, Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show.
April 15, 2019
AMLO: Trump Promises Investment In Mexican ‘Mayan Train’
"I met with the secretary of commerce from the United States, and he told me that President Donald Trump sent me a message promising they will invest on the train," Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a rally.
April 15, 2019
Texting-While-Driving Bill Sitting Idle At House Speakers Request
Another legislative session is nearly finished and attempts to pass a no texting while driving law may be driving off a cliff. It has bi-partisan support, including Gov. Doug Ducey's promise to sign it. However, the bill is stalled under House Speaker Rusty Bowers.
April 15, 2019
U.S. Senate Candidate Hopefuls Challenge McSally Appointment
A long standing provision to the U.S. Constitution could place Arizona Sen. Martha McSally’s appointment in jeopardy. An attorney for Libertarian Barry Hess and other politicians has asked a federal judge to order a statewide election — and soon — to let voters choose who should sit in the state’s second U.S. Senate seat.
April 15, 2019
Rep.  Gallego Joins Swalwells Presidential Campaign
After announcing he would not run for the 2020 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat, Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego is getting involved in the race for the White House. Gallego is serving as national campaign chair for fellow Rep. Eric Swalwell’s presidential run.
April 15, 2019

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