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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.
Geologist Discusses Surviving The Government Shutdown
As the government shutdown continues, The Show's taking a closer look at the ways it’s affecting the community. Today, The Show spoke to Judd Sampson. He is the forest geologist for the Tonto National Forest, and has been furloughed for more than a month.
Jan. 23, 2019
Could TSA Go On Strike?
One of the most visible group of government workers hit by the partial shutdown are Transportation Security Administration workers, the TSA. And like other federal workers, they cannot legally strike in protest.
Jan. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Senator Merkley Asks FBI To Open Probe Over Family Separation Statements
Last Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General released a report, saying “thousands of children” may have been separated from their families before the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy went into effect.
Jan. 22, 2019
The Takeaway: Where Negotiations Stand On Shutdown
It has been over a month since the federal government was last fully open. In the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, nearly 800,000 federal employees are either furloughed or working without pay.
Jan. 22, 2019
Gov. Ducey Talks About Different Issues to Different Audiences
On Friday, Gov. Ducey released his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. He followed that up with an op-ed in the Republic, and with The Show for his weekly appearance to talk about that was Phil Boas, the paper’s editorial page editor.
Jan. 22, 2019
New Rule Adds Requirement For Free Health Care
About 120,000 Arizonans who are on medicare or medicaid will soon be required to follow a new rule in order to keep their free health care. It’s called the “community engagement” requirement, and it was approved for Arizonans on Friday.
Jan. 22, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Back To Work On Drought Plan
State lawmakers had Monday off, but are back at the Capitol today. And, as it has every day of this short session so far, water continues to dominate the discussion. The state is facing a Jan. 31 deadline to sign off on a Drought Contingency Plan, or the federal government has said it would move to implement restrictions.
Jan. 22, 2019
Duceys Budget Calls For More Education, Rainy Day Money
Gov. Doug Ducey released his $11.4 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year starting on July 1. Among many other provisions, he’s calling for more money for public education, including the next phase of his 20x2020 plan to increase teacher pay, and money to put more police officers in schools.
Jan. 22, 2019
Rep. Stanton Talks With Affected Federal Workers
U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton held a round table discussion in Phoenix Monday to listen to the concerns of federal workers and nonprofit leaders affected by the partial government shutdown.
Jan. 22, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Nondiscrimination Law
A central question related to same-sex marriage may again come before the U.S. Supreme Court: Are businesses allowed to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation? On Tuesday, Arizona’s high court will take up the matter in a high profile case challenging Phoenix's protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people.
Jan. 22, 2019
Gov. Duceys Proposed Budget Brings Change To Education
Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing an $11.4 billion spending plan for the coming year.
Jan. 21, 2019
Gov. Ducey Asks Legislature To Fund KidsCare Program
Gov. Doug Ducey wants the state to start picking up some of the costs of providing health care for more than 32,000 children of the working poor.
Jan. 21, 2019
AZ Political Analyst: Trump Border Proposal Non-Starter
President Trump on Saturday proposed to restart the government by offering an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding.
Jan. 21, 2019
Thousands Flock To Capitol For 3rd Annual Womens March
Arizona marchers inspired by successes of 2018 election, hope for Equal Rights Amendment ratification.
Jan. 21, 2019
Constitutional Amendment On Voting Rights Proposed
A group of state lawmakers and activists proposed amending Arizona’s Constitution Thursday to include the right to vote.
Jan. 18, 2019
Phoenix Indian Medical Center Receives Aid
The government shutdown hit the four-week mark Friday, and negotiations in Washington are still stalled. Meanwhile, federal workers deemed essential continue to work without pay. That includes more than 1,000 workers at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.
Jan. 18, 2019
Womens March Faces Criticism For A Lack Of Inclusivity
The annual Women's March is this Saturday at the Phoenix Capitol. However, accusations about the movement’s lack of inclusivity has reached a head.
Jan. 18, 2019
Bill Would End Election Day Ballot Drop-Offs
Counties allow voters on the mail-in list to also come in on Election Day and drop off their ballots. In November, about 168,000 people did this in Maricopa County. Those ballots took about two weeks to count.
Jan. 17, 2019
Maricopa County Creating A Group To Analyze Election Process
For decades, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has maintained an agreement that gives the Maricopa County Recorder full control over elections. But the board is now considering the creation of a working group to analyze how Maricopa County can conduct better elections.
Jan. 17, 2019
What Affect Does Lobbying By Former Members Of Congress Have?
The U.S. has strict rules on how soon after leaving office a retired or defeated member of congress can officially lobby his or her former colleagues. But many firms are eager to scoop up those politicos because of the relationships they’ve forged.
Jan. 17, 2019

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