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Maricopa County Board Challenges Senate To Enforce Its Latest Election Subpoena, If They Can
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors rejected the latest subpoena of election-related materials made by two top Arizona state senators, in part because the Republicans in charge of the Senate don’t have enough votes to enforce the subpoena anyway.
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Author Explores Struggle With Misinformation
The misinformation that is so prevalent in our society today has overtaken much of the confidence that a significant majority had in U.S. institutions. To counter that, how much is required of groups — new and old? And how much do we as individuals have to learn more and pay attention?
June 30, 2021
AZ Lawmakers Still Dealing With Contentious Issues As They Try To End Session
The state’s fiscal year ends at midnight tonight. And while the Legislature has sent the main budget bill to the governor, along with several others, key differences remain in the budget bills dealing with criminal justice and K-12 education.
June 30, 2021
Dignity For Incarcerated Women Bill Passes Arizona Legislature Again
The “Dignity for Incarcerated Women” bill has passed the Arizona Legislature for a second time. The bill would guarantee free feminine hygiene products for Arizona’s growing female prison population.
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June 29, 2021
Rep. Bolding On Dissonant End To Legislative Session
Before the current Arizona legislative session can close down for the year, Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have to hash out their differences on a handful of budget items. Democrats have largely been sidelined throughout the budget process, and they’re mostly trying to stop bills from coming back to life.
June 29, 2021
Maricopa County Wont Reuse Voting Equipment Subpoenaed By Senate Republicans For Audit
Maricopa County election officials will replace all voting equipment subpoenaed by the Arizona Senate as part of a GOP-led review of the 2020 election results. The announcement comes one month after Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told county officials she had “grave concerns.”
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June 28, 2021
CEO Leading Arizona Senates Election Audit Appears In Conspiracy Film
The CEO of the company leading Arizona Senate Republicans’ review of Maricopa County’s election results was revealed as a once-anonymous source in a conspiracy-laden film about the 2020 election.
June 28, 2021
House, Senate Set To Try To Resolve Differences In Budget Bills
With the fiscal year ending at midnight Wednesday, both the Arizona House and Senate have approved a budget package. The problem is, each has its own version, which means the chambers have just a few days to get on the same page and get the bills to the governor.
June 28, 2021
Election Audit Finishes Counting Ballots
Volunteers and an outside firm hired by Arizona Senate Republicans have finished counting and photographing ballots from Maricopa County’s 2020 election. The process began in late April.
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June 27, 2021
House Approves K-12 Budget Bill Without ESA Expansion
A proposal to expand the state’s school voucher program that passed in the state Senate earlier this week failed to pass in the House on Friday when three Republican representatives — Reps. Michelle Udall, Joel John and Joanne Osborne — joined Democrats in voting against it.
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June 25, 2021
Senate Votes To Override Gubernatorial Veto, But House Does Not
State senators did something Thursday they haven't done in four decades and voted to override a gubernatorial veto. Now they're hoping that Gov. Doug Ducey doesn't retaliate.
June 25, 2021
House Approves Higher Ed Budget Bill, Awaits Duceys Signature
The state House approved the budget bill for higher education on Thursday in a 31-29 vote along party lines. The bill included an amendment that prohibits the Arizona Board of Regents, public universities and colleges from requiring students to get a COVID-19 vaccine or be routinely tested as a condition to participate in classes or activities.
June 25, 2021
Conspiracy Theory Film Has Financial Ties To Arizona Audit
As the Maricopa County 2020 election audit was drawing media attention from local and national outlets, it’s also going to be part of a documentary that the public will be able to see beginning on Saturday.
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June 25, 2021
In Latest MPP Rollback, Asylum Seekers With Closed Cases Get Another Chance
Asylum seekers whose cases didn’t make it to court under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, may soon have the chance to try again in the most recent rollback to the controversial program that forced some 70,000 people to wait out their hearings in Mexican border cities.
June 25, 2021
Diego Rodriguez Announces Run For Attorney General
State Rep. Diego Rodriguez has announced he is running for Arizona attorney general.
June 24, 2021
Sinema Stands At Center Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Arizona’s senior senator stood to President Biden’s immediate left on Thursday at the White House where Biden said there is a bipartisan deal on infrastructure.
June 24, 2021
Will Labor Unions Grow In AZ?
From the White House to Phoenix City Hall, labor unions arguably are finding their strongest advocates in years. During Betty Guardado’s swearing in ceremony for Phoenix City Council in June 2019, she shared the stage with members of Unite Here Local 11, a union representing hospitality workers. Before joining the council, Guardado was an organizing director for the union.
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June 28, 2021
AZ Association Of Counties: Budget Includes Unnecessary Changes To Election Laws
The Arizona Senate passed a nearly $13 billion state budget earlier this week, and the House is scheduled to follow suit June 24. But money isn’t the only thing in the state budget — it also includes broad changes to election laws.
June 24, 2021
Sen. Boyer Details Modified Flat Tax Proposal
State senators — on a party-line vote — approved a budget for the next fiscal year earlier this week. One sticking point had been Gov. Ducey’s insistence on a flat tax code for all Arizona taxpayers. The Show spoke with Republican Sen. Paul Boyer.
June 24, 2021
Republicans Say Arizonans Will Praise A Tax Cut. Public School Advocates Disagree
Republican lawmakers packed the K-12 budget bill with nearly 200 pages of policy changes, including language from other bills that were rejected earlier this year.
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June 24, 2021
Here’s How Phoenix Will Spend $12M On Public Art
Phoenix will spend nearly $12.5 million over the next five years on public art. Out of the 40 projects, 29 are continuing projects, things like terrazzo floors and sculptures at Sky Harbor Airport and enhanced gates and fences at water facilities.
June 28, 2021

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