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Boas: One Day, Democrats Will Appreciate Sinema
Since becoming a senator, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, and she’s credited with being one of the leaders of a bipartisan infrastructure package. But she has faced deep criticism from more progressive members of the Democratic Party.
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ADOT: Repealed $32 Fee Still Applies To July Registrations
A vehicle registration fee is facing controversy once again as the Arizona Department of Transportation and at least one lawmaker disagree as to when the fee is supposed to no longer be charged.
June 14, 2021
Fann Unhappy With GOP Opposition To Unemployment Boost
With only a couple weeks left before the start of the new fiscal year, Arizona Legislators are running into more budget roadblocks.
June 14, 2021
County Attorney Dismisses Charges Against Protesters
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Friday it is permanently dismissing charges against protesters who were arrested in the fall of 2020 in downtown Phoenix.
June 13, 2021
AZ Budget Discussion Stalled For Special Wildfire Session
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a special session for the state Legislature focused on wildfire mitigation and prevention. Ducey says wildfires are the new top priority, so the ongoing state budget discussions are moved to the back burner.
June 11, 2021
Nearly 19,000 Delinquent City Of Phoenix Water Customers Owe $9.6 Million
Phoenix, Tempe and El Mirage are the only Valley cities that still keep water flowing to homes and businesses that are behind on their bills. Early in the pandemic, nearly every city issued a moratorium on disconnections.
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June 14, 2021
In Budget Stalemate, Arizona Republicans Struggle With Reality Of One-Vote Majorities
Arizona lawmakers on Thursday inched another day closer to a June 30 deadline to adopt a budget, as Republicans of different stripes dug in their heels over plans to cut billions of dollars in taxes.
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June 10, 2021
With Budget Lacking Votes, Could There Be An Opening For Dems?
Neither the state House or Senate is expected to take any action on the budget when they reconvene June 10. So could there be an opening for Democrats on the budget, when up until now, they’ve generally been kept on the sidelines?
June 10, 2021
Phoenix Approves More Financial Relief For Arts And Culture
Over the next year, Phoenix plans to spend $5 million to help the arts community hurt by the pandemic. It’s nearly double what Phoenix provided in arts and culture grants last year via federal coronavirus relief funds.
June 9, 2021
AZ Senate Democratic Leader: No Outreach On Budget
Lawmakers are expected back at the Capitol on June 10, but it’s unclear if anything has changed on budge negotiations. Meanwhile, the end of the fiscal year is looming at the end of the month. To learn what it would take for Democrats to support the budget, The Show spoke with state Sen. Rebecca Rios, the Senate minority leader.
June 9, 2021
How Phoenix Plans To Help Small Businesses
Phoenix’s economic development director said a new "boots on the ground" effort will help small businesses hurt by the pandemic. During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, members approved a variety of ways to spend $193 million the city received last month from the American Rescue Plan Act. It includes $10 million for a workforce wraparound tuition/apprentice program.
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June 9, 2021
Republicans From Alaska, Georgia Tour Audit Site
Republicans from a growing number of states are traveling to Maricopa County to witness a controversial election review ordered by GOP leaders in the state Senate.
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June 8, 2021
Retired Maj. Gen. McGuire Enters GOP U.S. Senate Race
Michael McGuire, the retired Adjutant General of the Arizona National Guard, has announced he will run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2022.
June 8, 2021
VP Harris Has Stern Words For Guatemala Ahead Of Mexico Visit
Vice President Kamala Harris met with officials in Mexico and Guatemala to address the continued flow of migrants from these countries who are heading to the U.S. and ending up on our southern border often.
June 8, 2021
Author Details History Of U.S. Immigration Courts In New Book
The four years of the Trump administration were marked by dramatic changes to U.S. immigration policy, including border security and how undocumented immigrants and their families were treated. But one lesser-known shift occurred in immigration courts — which are under the Department of Justice.
June 8, 2021
Political Analyst Discusses Failed Budget Vote In House
Monday’s budget vote failed in the Arizona House after one Republican joined the Democrats in opposition. Arizona political analyst Chuck Coughlin says legislators knew the vote would fail and this was a way to put pressure on members and see where they stood.
June 8, 2021
After Pennsylvania, Republicans From Nevada And Georgia Head To Tour Arizonas Election Audit
A delegation of Georgia lawmakers will visit the Arizona state Senate’s election review on Tuesday, less than a week after three Pennsylvania legislators traveled to Maricopa County in hopes of replicating the controversial process in their home state.
What Pro Auditors Are Calling What's Happening In Maricopa County
June 7, 2021
In Mexico, AMLOs Party Gets Significant Hit At Midterm Elections
On Sunday, Mexico held midterm elections, which had the largest in the country’s history. More than half of the electorate cast votes for local and congressional seats. And the results dealt a serious blow to the president's party.
June 7, 2021
VP Harris Visits Mexico Amid Tensions Between Both Nations
Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Mexico City after a trip to Guatemala. Her agenda is expected to focus on immigration, but there are many issues at stake between both nations.
June 7, 2021
Flat-Tax Proposal Fails In Arizona House
With a one-vote majority and a total lack of support from Democratic representatives, GOP leaders in the Arizona House knew it would only take one dissenting Republican vote to torpedo a budget deal negotiated with Gov. Doug Ducey.
June 7, 2021
Why Arizona May Resume Gas Chamber Executions
Arizona could soon be resuming executions after more than seven years. Recent reporting from the Guardian revealed that part of the preparations for that process include refurbishing a gas chamber at the state prison in Florence.
June 7, 2021

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