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After court ruling, those living near The Zone wonder whats next
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has given the city until July 10 to start disbanding “The Zone,” a homeless encampment spanning several blocks west of downtown. One woman living in a shelter nearby says she hopes that when city officials decide what’s next, they’ll remember the humanity of those living in "The Zone."
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Farm Bureau: Immigration Proposal Doesnt Address Labor Needs
The Trump administration earlier this month unveiled a proposal to rework the country’s immigration system. Among other provisions, it would put a higher priority on high-skilled workers than those with family members already in the U.S.
May 28, 2019
Libertarian Chair: Party Reaching Out To Justin Amash To Run
Michigan Congressman Justin Amash recently became the first, and so far, only Congressional Republican to call for President Trump’s impeachment.
May 28, 2019
Boas: Water Debates In The Arizona Legislature
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
May 28, 2019
Scottsdale Moves To Open Airport Noise Complaints
The battle over flight noise from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport continues — now in Scottsdale.
May 28, 2019
On The Ledge: AZ Lawmakers Pass Budget, Adjourn Session
Just before 1 in the morning on Tuesday, the legislature adjourned its session, shortly after approving a new state budget.
May 28, 2019
Arizona Legislature Adjourns After Passing $11.8B Budget
The Arizona budget includes $386 million in tax and fee cuts. Democrats fought against the tax cuts, saying the state should use the money to pay for education, highways, housing and other priorities.
May 28, 2019
Arizona Senate Passes New Requirements For Voter Initiatives
Rejecting complaints from Democrats, Arizona Senate Republicans voted late Friday to add a series of new requirements that have to be met by people proposing their own laws and constitutional amendments.
May 27, 2019
McSally Talks Military Sexual Assault On This Week
As Americans remember the fallen of wars past this holiday weekend, Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, a veteran herself, appeared on ABC’s "This Week" on Sunday to discuss her legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault in the military.
May 27, 2019
Boyer: Statute Of Limitations For Abuse Worst In U.S.
The arrest of a priest in Arizona on sex abuse charges out of Michigan could lend fuel to efforts here to expand the time that victims in this state have to sue their assailants.
May 27, 2019
House Majority Leader: Budget Debate Is On Hold
Arizona House Majority Leader Warren Petersen puts budget debate on hold in his chamber.
May 24, 2019
ACLU Sues Maricopa County Attorney Over Public Records
The ACLU and the ACLU of Arizona are suing Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery over public records. They say the county attorney’s stonewalling and delay tactics in response to a large public records request submitted by investigative journalist Sean Holstege is illegal.
May 24, 2019
Bill Would Allow Navajo Students To Use ESAs In New Mexico
In addition to the budget, Arizona lawmakers are also considering a bill that would allow some students on the Navajo Nation to continue using their Empowerment Scholarship Accounts at a New Mexico private school.
May 24, 2019
Gosar Speaks About Being No. 1 In Travel Spending
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar said his office has the highest travel spending of all members of the House of Representatives because he is keeping in touch with constituents.
May 24, 2019
AZ House Works Late On Budget, Senate GOP Holdouts Remain
The House worked until about 2 a.m. Friday. Both chambers plan to return at 10 a.m. today. The plan has solid majority Republican support in the House but falls far short of Senate votes.
May 24, 2019
Townsend On Concerns Over Bill Banning Political Speech In Classroom
Over the last several months, some Arizona Republican legislators have tried — and failed — to push forward controversial bills that would curtail political or religious talk in the classroom.
May 23, 2019
Budget Tax Cuts Move Forward In Arizona Legislature
The $11.8 billion dollar state budget cleared its first hurdles Wednesday as the package of spending and tax cuts was approved by a pair of legislative panels.
May 23, 2019
Ducey Signs Law Moving AZ Primary Earlier
Arizona voters are now closer to the next election. Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation setting the primary for state and local elections to the first Tuesday in August instead of the last Tuesday of the month.
May 23, 2019
Lawmakers Near Deal On Sex Abuse Bill, Clearing Budget Hurdle
If legislative leadership accepts changes to a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for victims who were sexually abused as children, it would remove Sen. Paul Boyer’s threat to hold up a budget vote.
May 23, 2019
Unofficial Results: City Hall Outsiders Guardado, Garcia Win Phoenix Council Seats
The unofficial election results in Phoenix show Betty Guardado and Carlos Garcia winning City Council seats. The clerk’s office says about 60 ballots need to be counted.
May 22, 2019
Ken Cuccinelli Expected To Be Trumps Point Man On Immigration
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who is popular with conservative evangelicals, is expected to take a senior role with the Department of Homeland Security.
May 22, 2019