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Tucsons 10 p.m. Curfew To Start Friday
Arizona’s second largest city voted Tuesday night to install a mandatory curfew beginning this Friday through most of December. The Tucson City Council heard from hospital leaders in the community who warned their institutions are beginning to get overwhelmed.
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New Bill Could Restrict Citizen Initiatives And Circulators
Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill forward at the Arizona Capitol that would place new restrictions on citizen initiatives and the people hired to gather signatures to get them on the ballot.
Feb. 21, 2019
A Bill To Expedite AZs Rape Kit Testing Passes
An Arizona Senate bill that would have created a statewide database of DNA has been dramatically scaled back and then was amended again, all within 72 hours. Arizona Republic reporter Bree Burkitt was at the hearing where the bill passed, and she joined The Show.
Feb. 21, 2019
Lawmakers Will Debate Status Of Medical Marijuana Extracts
The Arizona Public Safety House Committee voted 5-2 this week to send the debate over medical marijuana edibles to the full House chamber.
Feb. 21, 2019
Sinema Talks Improvements, Opportunities For Vet Care
Since the Phoenix VA became the flashpoint for inadequate care, Arizona's congressional members have been involved with attempts to bring improvements. At the center of those efforts has been Sen. Kyrsten Sinema​.
Feb. 20, 2019
Despite A Strong Economy, Income Inequality Increased
While the job market has been relatively strong and the overall U.S. economy has been recession-free for close to a decade, wages for people not at the top of the salary chain have been less than impressive.
Feb. 20, 2019
Bill Could Allow Eviction Of Tenants Who Use Vouchers
A bill moving through the Arizona House could give landlords the power to evict tenants who pay their rent with help from housing vouchers, nonprofits and churches. The bill moved out of committee this week.
Feb. 20, 2019
AZ House Speaker Puts Water Bill On Hold
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Tuesday said he would not advance his repeal of Arizona’s water forfeiture law. The bill has led the Gila River Indian Community to threaten to pull out of the Colorado River drought plan.
Feb. 19, 2019
Veteran Suicide Bill Introduced In Legislature
In Arizona, veterans are nearly four times as likely as other residents to die by suicide, according to an ASU study in 2016. The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill to establish an annual report of veteran suicides in the state.
Feb. 19, 2019
Mexicans Develop System To Monitor Legislators
Mexico will allow congress re-elections for the first time in nearly a century. With that in mind, two Mexican entrepreneurs developed a tool to monitor legislators; an instrument that they hope will empower democracy in Mexico and in other parts of the world.
Feb. 19, 2019
Bill Aims To Address Lunch Fee Stigma In Schools
A bill making its way through the Legislature aims to fix how Arizona schools can address unpaid fees in the lunchroom.
Feb. 19, 2019
Bill Would Allow Some Lottery Winners To Be Anonymous
The next big winner of the Arizona Lottery could be "none of your business.'' On a party-line vote Tuesday the Arizona House Commerce Committee approved a measure to allow anyone with at least $100,000 in lottery winnings to demand that their names be kept confidential.
Feb. 19, 2019
Has Enough Been Done To Protect The 2020 Elections?
The safety of U.S. elections moved into the spotlight during and following the 2016 campaign season. Congress recently approved $380 million to provide states with additional funding to improve their systems. But has enough been done to fend off problems in 2020? Has the issue become too partisan?
Feb. 19, 2019
Investigation Reveals Contracts With EVIT, Lawmakers
An investigation into the financials of the East Valley Institute of Technology, or EVIT, has turned up some questionable contracts involving current and former Arizona lawmakers.
Feb. 19, 2019
Book Explores Surveillance In Schools
Since the 1990s when Columbine High School in Colorado became the site of America's first major school shooting, the issue of school violence and school safety, by extension, has dominated politics. According to journalist Annette Fuentes, this kind of technology and oversight doesn't always make schools safer — or even make students feel safer.
Feb. 19, 2019
Lawmakers May Send Sales Tax For Education To Voters
A compromise appears to be emerging at the state Capitol regarding a plan to increase state sales taxes to get more money to public education.
Feb. 19, 2019
2 Proposals To Regulate Medical Marijuana Fail In Senate
The Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed surprise inspections of medical marijuana dispensaries. Lawmakers decided to keep the current standards Monday, which require the state health department to give a dispensary notice before inspection.
Feb. 19, 2019
Maricopa Delegation To Visit Mexico City
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Feb. 18, 2019
On The Ledge: Charter School Law Reforms
One of the biggest issues being discussed before Arizona's next legislative session is the potential for reforms or changes to laws governing state charter schools.
Feb. 18, 2019
Arizona House Hears Bill On School Safety
Last week was the anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but, all year long, student activists have raised their voices to ask lawmakers to pass gun-safety laws — and it appears to be working.
Feb. 18, 2019
Professor Explains The Changes In U.S. Trade Policy
U.S. trade policy has changed dramatically over two years of the Trump Administration, with modifications made to some agreements.
Feb. 18, 2019

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