May 2021

The Show on KJZZ

Multiple flowers sprouting on a saguaro cactus
Cactus experts are tracking an unprecedented outbreak of “side blooms” on saguaros across southern Arizona this year. The exact cause is unclear, but experts agree the rare display is a sign of distress.
May 31, 2021
Teachers budget watch event
In November, Arizona voters approved a tax increase on the state’s wealthiest residents to raise more money for public schools. But Republican leaders are now trying to implement a flat-tax proposal that would dramatically reduce what the state’s top earners pay. <br><small><b>→ <a href="https://kjzz.org/education" target="_blank">More Arizona Education News</a></small></b>
June 1, 2021
Coronado Hoodlums golf cart gang
If you’ve driven around the Coronado neighborhood near downtown Phoenix anytime recently, you’d probably notice a lot of folks driving around in golf carts.
May 28, 2021
tv camera
More than a decade ago, then 10-year-old Ben Mohler was selected to appear on a program called “Our Little Genius” to be an expert on dinosaurs. But rather than result in taking home cash and home appliances, Ben’s experience introduced him to behind-the-scenes manipulation by producers and led to him having a very different view of the world.
May 28, 2021
Chris Herstam and Jaime Molera
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Jaime Molera of Molera-Alvarez and political analyst Chris Herstam.
May 28, 2021
1040 form
The push by Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican leaders to change the state’s tax system and implement a so-called flat tax has thrown a monkey wrench into this legislative session’s budget negotiations.
May 27, 2021
amy chan
Senate Republicans in the state Legislature are moving to strip Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of some of her key powers over elections. And Hobbs is calling it retaliation.
May 27, 2021
Arizona Senate building
State lawmakers planned to hold a vote on a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year May 26, but the budget train got derailed — at least for now.
May 27, 2021
APS Solar Panels
The Arizona Corporation Commission reversed course May 26 and adopted — preliminarily, at least — clean energy mandates that require electric companies to get all of their electricity from carbon-free sources like solar, wind and nuclear power plants by 2070.
May 27, 2021
Person counting money
Prices are going up on everything from used cars and medical care to food and clothing. In fact, over the past 12 months, prices have gone up by more than 4%. Price rises like these, even when they're just by a few dollars, also have a ripple effect for people living in poverty.
May 27, 2021

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