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The Friday NewsCap Sept. 24, 2021
Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and former congressional candidate Christine Jones joined The Show to talk about the draft report of the so-called Arizona audit, the resignation of a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and more.
The Origin Of ‘Anti-Gay’ School Curriculum
Arizona Sen. Martin Quezada has sponsored a bill that would eliminate that state’s so-called K-12 education “no promo-homo” for the last four years. But will Arizona repeal the law?
Feb. 6, 2019
Phoenix To Spend Millions On Special Elections
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council will vote to hold a special election focused on light rail funding this August. It’s just one election this year expected to cost taxpayers about a million dollars.
Feb. 6, 2019
AZ School Chief Calls For Repeal Of No Promo Homo Law
In her first ever State of Education speech, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman told members of the House Education Committee on Monday that the system needs to support the emotional well-being of students. She said that means "creating an inclusive environment that supports children from all backgrounds.''
Feb. 5, 2019
Tax Fight At Legislature Puts Tax Returns In Legal Limbo
Arizona taxpayers who are ready to start filing their state returns are in a sort of legal and financial limbo because of a fight over income taxes between Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers.
Feb. 5, 2019
Is There A Way To Bridge The Political, Civil Divide?
Dramatic political disagreements have continued in 2019, with Democratic control of the U.S. House leading to more head-to-head battles. The most intense led to the month-long partial government shutdown as President Trump vowed not to approve any measure that didn’t include $5 billion for a new border wall.
Feb. 5, 2019
Sinemas Clothing Choices Become Draw Of Reporting
Kyrsten Sinema became Arizona’s first female U.S. Senator when she was sworn in last month. But she didn’t just make headlines for her historic achievement, there was also a lot of talk about what she wore.
Feb. 5, 2019
Republicans Warn Against National Emergency Declaration
President Trump has repeatedly talked about declaring an emergency at the country’s southern border, which would allow him to allocate money to build a wall there, without needing Congress’ approval. Several Senate Republicans have said they would not support that move.
Feb. 5, 2019
Racial, Economic Inequality Are Key Issues For 2020
Racial and economic inequality are issues that have been raised frequently by political candidates — more often than not on the progressive side of the aisle.
Feb. 5, 2019
WATCH: Trumps State Of The Union Address
President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union on Tuesday. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress and more annotated his remarks and the Democratic response live, adding context and analysis.
Feb. 5, 2019
Ex-Elections Director To Lead Stringer Probe
Outside investigators have been named to assist in an ethics investigation of state representatives David Stringer. The team will be led by a former assistant Arizona attorney general.
Feb. 4, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Kashmir Solidarity Day
International talks with the Taliban are slated to take place Tuesday in Moscow, and Americans aren’t the only ones gearing up for a State of the Union speech this week.
Feb. 4, 2019
Ducey, GOP Legislature In Stand-Off Over Tax Conformity
Gov. Doug Ducey has made early use of his veto pen. On Friday, he vetoed a bill that would have conformed Arizona’s tax code with the federal one, calling it irresponsible.
Feb. 4, 2019
Santa Cruz County Sheriff: Border Wall Wont Stop Drugs
As the debate in Washington continues over securing the border, and whether President Trump’s wall should be included in that picture, The Show is hearing from some local voices about what they think border security requires.
Feb. 4, 2019
Close Is Not Done; Whats Next For The DCP?
On Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan, hours ahead of a federally-imposed deadline. But the Bureau of Reclamation asked states for input on potential water cutbacks they could have to make, saying “close isn’t done.”
Feb. 4, 2019
Supreme Court Investigating David Stringer
The Arizona Supreme Court says it cannot find state Rep. David Stringer’s application to practice law in the state. Critics wanted to know if he disclosed the fact that he was arrested on multiple charges including child pornography when he was living in Maryland in the 1980s.
Feb. 4, 2019
AZ AG Drops Defamation Suit Against Clean Energy Group
The proposition would have required half of Arizona’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2025. Ads run by Prop 127 supporters accused the attorney general of being "corrupt'' and that he was helping to "rig'' the election.''
Feb. 4, 2019
Ducey Vetoes Change To Arizona Tax Code
Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed changes to the state tax code that the legislature just approved Thursday. In vetoing the plan, Ducey said the legislation is an “irresponsible measure that hastily changes Arizona's tax laws without any reliable data to back it up.''
Feb. 1, 2019
Kelli Ward Looks Ahead As Chair Of Arizonas GOP
A few days ago, the Arizona Republican and Democratic parties chose their chairs. On Thursday, The Show spoke with Democrat Felecia Rotellini. She was re-elected chair following a successful 2018. Today, The Show was joined by Kelli Ward.
Feb. 1, 2019
 FEC Flags McSally For Excessive Campaign Donations
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, whose fundraising practices have drawn scrutiny in the past, appears to have accepted more than $270,000 in excessive campaign contributions during the recent midterm campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Feb. 1, 2019
Arizona Conforming To Federal Income Tax Law
Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate voted Thursday to conform Arizona's income tax deductions to federal law, which is what Gov. Doug Ducey wanted.
Feb. 1, 2019

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