May 2021

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A program based in Arizona that helps students afford college could be going national. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mitt Romney have sponsored a bill in the U.S. Senate that would expand the Earn to Learn program to the rest of the country.
May 25, 2021
home under construction
The Valley’s housing market continues to boom, and home prices continue to rise. But a key component of new houses is increasingly expensive and difficult to come by.
May 25, 2021
Opioid Epidemic
Gov. Ducey signed into law May 24 a bill to legalize needle exchange programs for Arizonans struggling with drug addiction. Advocates of the bill say it will pave the way for substance abuse services to connect with people in need of health services as well as mitigate the public health risks associated with IV drug abuse.
May 25, 2021
Arizona Capitol building
GOP legislative leaders introduced a $12.8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year May 24. Julia Shumway covers the state Senate for the Arizona Capitol Times, and The Show spoke with her to learn about the political dynamics of passing a budget.
May 25, 2021
Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan
A controversial review of 2020 election results in Maricopa County resumed on Monday after a one-week hiatus. Workers at color-coded tables in matching color-coded shirts began again the process of recounting, by hand, votes cast for president and U.S. Senate. <br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="_blank">More Arizona Politics News</a></small></b>
May 25, 2021
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
Just after his inauguration in January, President Joe Biden announced a special enrollment period for Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage. And, in less than three months, a million people signed up. The White House lauded it as proof of the need to expand the health care law — but Jim Hammond says it’s just scratching the surface.
May 24, 2021
COVID vaccine shot
Over the weekend, a Republic editorial had a clear and simple focus — explaining why getting a COVID-19 vaccine still makes sense. The Show spoke with Phil Boas about his column and its timing.
May 24, 2021
Secretary Katie Hobbs tweet
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is under Department of Public Safety protection after receiving death threats this month related to her opposition to Senate Republicans’ controversial audit of November’s ballots. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the security detail after her office requested it earlier this month.
May 24, 2021
Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas examine and recount ballots
Jennifer Morrell is a partner at the Elections Group. She’s a former former election official and national expert on post-election audits who was among Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ official court-mandated observers at the audit. <br><small><b>→ <a href="" target="_blank">More Stories From The Show</a></small></b>
May 24, 2021
conference room
Vacancy rates for office space in the Phoenix area have gone up for four straight quarters, according to an analysis of the first quarter of this year by the real estate and investment management firm JLL. But there may be signs that Valley residents could be heading back to the office for at least some of their work week.
May 24, 2021