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Bill would allow any historical American flag in HOA communities
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow those in HOA communities to fly any historic version of the American flag, including the Betsy Ross flag at the time of the Revolution.
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Committee votes to use $360 million to widen I-10
The federal government denied a grant to widen the Interstate 10 from Casa Grande to Chandler this year. On Monday, the Arizona Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously to draw the $360 million it would take to do it from Arizona’s budget.
Jan. 31, 2023
Arizonas political parties just picked new leaders
Arizona Republicans on Saturday selected former state treasurer and Donald Trump aide Jeff DeWit to be the party’s next chairman, turning to a familiar face with relationships across the fractured party after its worst election in decades.
Jan. 30, 2023
What Arizona lawmakers are talking about this week
A number of big issues will be up for debate at the Arizona Capitol this week, from taxes to school spending. With The Show for a look at what to expect in the coming days at the Legislature is Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Jan. 30, 2023
What does Sen. Sinemas switch mean for independent voters?
When Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema left the Democratic Party to become an independent last month, it sent shock waves through the political world. But it also put a spotlight on political independents — elected officials and not — who do not identify with, or belong to a political party.
Jan. 30, 2023
Díaz and Gabriel: Hobbs continuing to bus migrants is good policy
Gov. Katie Hobbs is continuing a controversial policy started under former Gov. Doug Ducey to bus migrants out of Arizona border communities and *to their final destinations while the immigration process plays out. In fact, she expanded it, adding plane flights for migrants who volunteer.
Jan. 30, 2023
Arizona civil rights activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin reacts to Tyre Nichols video
A number of people are calling for reforms to policing and the criminal justice system as a whole. Arizona civil rights activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin is one of them.
Jan. 30, 2023
Gallego kicks off Senate campaign with tour of AZ
A few days after announcing his run for the Senate, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego began campaigning over the weekend with stops throughout the state. The Democratic congressman kicked things off Saturday in Tucson, before stumping in Casa Grande and Phoenix. On Sunday, he then traveled to Flagstaff.
Jan. 29, 2023
Phoenix officials react to video release of Tyre Nichols arrest
After weeks of protest, video footage of the arrest of Tyre Nichols was finally released Friday evening. Nichols died earlier this month — three days after the violent interaction with Memphis police. And law enforcement and public officials throughout the country — including Phoenix — issued statements of condemnation after seeing the footage.
Jan. 28, 2023
Legislative Republicans get involved in Abe Hamadeh lawsuit
Top legislative Republicans are stepping into a lawsuit involving failed attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh. They’re asking a judge to not require him to pay the legal fees of those he sued in an unsuccessful bid to be declared winner.
Jan. 27, 2023
AZ Democrats take another stab at ratifying Equal Rights Amendment
Arizona Democrats are taking another stab at ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment 100 years in the making. State Rep. Laura Terech says this should be a bipartisan effort.
Jan. 27, 2023
Friday NewsCap: What to expect from Gallego vs. Sinema
Chuck Coughlin of HighGround and former state lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Aaron Lieberman joined The Show to talk about the first official entrant into next year’s US Senate race in Arizona, the governor and attorney general pausing executions in the state and more
Jan. 27, 2023
GOP leaders pressure Hobbs to donate $1.3M in excess inaugural cash
The top two Republican lawmakers want Katie Hobbs to put money left over from the inaugural celebration into a state account — where it can't be used to elect more Democrats.
Jan. 26, 2023
Horne urges lawmakers to waive school spending limit, avoid budget cuts
A House subcommittee held a hearing Thursday to review the state’s Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL). The Legislature made historic investments in public schools last summer, but districts can’t use those funds until the spending cap is waived.
Jan. 26, 2023
Gov. Hobbs to keep migrant busing program
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ press secretary Josselyn Berry said a key interest is safely and humanely transporting asylum seekers to their sponsors.
Jan. 26, 2023
Arizona lawmakers allowed to delete emails after 90 days
The Arizona Legislature will exempt itself from state public records law and will delete all email correspondence sent or received by staff or lawmakers after 90 days.
Jan. 26, 2023
GOP lawmakers know Hobbs will veto their budget. Heres why theyre submitting it
Republicans at the state Capitol are getting ready to send their version of a state budget to Gov. Katie Hobbs — a baseline budget that will likely be met with a hasty veto.
Jan. 26, 2023
AZ House committee advances bill putting restrictions on secretary of state
An Arizona House committee has passed a measure that would require the secretary of state to recuse themselves from running certain portions of an election, if they are also on the ballot.
Jan. 26, 2023
Why AG Mayes is pausing the death penalty
New Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes is pausing executions in Arizona — putting the use of the death penalty on hold until a review of the process is completed.
Jan. 26, 2023
Advocates call on Congress to create a path to citizenship for Afghan refugees
Advocates hoping to secure a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Afghans who were evacuated from their country in August 2021 are hoping to engage with lawmakers again now that Congress is back in session.
Jan. 26, 2023
Hobbs forms special commission to review prison system
Saying the problems there have been have been ignored for years, Gov. Katie Hobbs formed a special commission Wednesday to review operations of the state prison system.
Jan. 26, 2023