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All AZ public school students are now eligible for a voucher. But the debate continues
All of Arizona’s 1.1 million public school students would be eligible for a voucher to attend a private school under a bill approved by Republicans in the state Legislature during the final hours of the session.
SCOTUS ruling allows Biden to end Remain in Mexico
A Supreme Court Ruling will allow the Biden administration to scrap the Trump-era policy commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico.”
Maricopa County attorney: Pre-statehood abortion law is enforceable
While state prosecutors are still navigating the legal landscape after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell believes a pre-statehood law can be enforced.
Rep. Bolding parses out Arizonas new bipartisan budget
For the first time since the Napolitano administration, Arizona lawmakers passed a bipartisan budget. House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding backed the budget, saying, “weighed all together, the good in this budget — finally — outweighs the bad.”
June 28, 2022
Survey: Arizonas likely voters support a functioning border, not a wall
According to a recent survey of likely voters, Arizonans take a much more nuanced approach to border issues than campaign talking points would suggest.
June 30, 2022
What AZ statewide candidates say about 2020 election
Major candidates for three key offices in 2022 have said they wouldn’t have certified the 2020 election results in Arizona. These offices — governor, secretary of state and attorney general — all play a role in affirming state election results. Here are GOP candidate statements on that front in this handy cheat sheet on election denialism.
June 27, 2022
Critical race theory bill shelved as Legislature adjourns
As a Republican representative missed the last day of the legislative session, the bill will did not move forward for the second year in a row.
June 27, 2022
AZ lawmakers take up school vouchers, water and more in sessions final hours
State lawmakers ended their session late Friday with a flurry of activity on major issues, including school vouchers and water.
June 27, 2022
Brittney Griner appears in Russian court
More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1.
June 27, 2022
Probe of Sen. Rogers comments on Buffalo shooting done
The attorney for the Arizona Senate's ethics committee submitted a report Friday on his investigation of a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for a supermarket massacre in Buffalo, New York.
June 26, 2022
Federal officials continue work to free Brittney Griner
Federal officials are continuing efforts to free Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February. Griner was arrested after Russian officials claimed they found cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at the airport.
June 26, 2022
The 2022 Arizona legislative session ends
Early Saturday morning marked the end of the 2022 Arizona legislative session as a slew of bills were passed.
June 25, 2022
Tear gas fired on protesters gathered at Arizona Capitol
Arizona Department of Public Safety deputies fired tear gas on protesters gathered at the state Capitol on Friday night. Videos posted to Twitter showed officers firing from a perch on the historic Capitol building.
Arizona leaders react to U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade
June 25, 2022
New names chosen for 3 schools with names tied to KKK
Tempe Elementary School District has picked new names for three schools whose current namesakes were found to have ties to a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
June 25, 2022
74% of AZ voters surveyed support early voting options
The Center for the Future of Arizona is rolling out the Arizona Voters’ Agenda — a list of issues that a majority of voters strongly support ahead of the midterm elections. On Friday, it released the issues voters care about most concerning elections.
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June 25, 2022
Kelly says gas tax should be suspended through 2022
President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. But Sen. Mark Kelly from Arizona suggests that if the pause is approved by Congress, it should last through the end of the year.
June 24, 2022
Phoenix wants 280K electric vehicles on streets by 2030
The Phoenix City Council approved a roadmap to get 280,000 electrical vehicles on city streets by 2030.
June 27, 2022
Sinema: The bipartisan gun bill will save lives
The U.S. Senate approved the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act June 23, which some supporters are calling the most significant piece of anti-gun violence legislation Congress will have passed in 30 years.
June 24, 2022
Senate committee OKs $1 billion to secure water resources
An Arizona Senate committee approved a plan to provide $1 billion over the next three years to revamp the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority.
June 24, 2022
FAQ: Where abortion stands in Arizona after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade on June 24, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here's what is important to know about abortion in Arizona right now based on interviews with health and policy experts.
June 24, 2022
NewsCap: Abortion ruling means a long path of litigation in AZ
This week, The U.S. Supreme Court this overturned Roe v. Wade. And here in Arizona, state lawmakers finally passed a budget, less than a week before their deadline. To discuss those stories and more, The Show Spoke with Doug Cole of HighGround consulting and attorney Tom Ryan.
June 24, 2022
WATCH: Biden speaks after Roe v. Wade overturned
President Joe Biden speaks after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.
June 24, 2022
Arizona leaders react to Supreme Court overturning Roe
The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here is how Arizona leaders are reacting to decision.
Supreme Court has overturned constitutional right to an abortion
June 24, 2022