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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.
Arizona House Republicans move to cut corporate tax rates
Arizona Republican lawmakers are moving to cut income tax for corporations in the state. Those rates are proposed to be cut nearly in half, potentially cutting state revenue by nearly $670 million a year.
Jan. 12, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs on her faith, her career and a bruising campaign
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has been in office a little over a week, and she’s deep into the job already. The Show sat down with the new governor to talk about her faith, her career and a bruising campaign.
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Jan. 11, 2023
Yuma mayor urges border policy changes, says increase in migrant arrivals not sustainable
Politicians, tribal leaders and the head of a local humanitarian group in Arizona's Yuma County called on a politically diverse delegation of senators from around the U.S. to pass immigration reform amid an increase in migrant arrivals that can overwhelm local resources.
Jan. 11, 2023
How AZ has worked to balance its housing equation — and whats next
Arizona Housing Department Director Tom Simplot will be staying on for a few more weeks, before Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominee Joan Serviss takes over. The Show spoke with Simplot about the state of Arizona’s housing shortage.
Jan. 11, 2023
Hobbs says she wants federal government to engage more with Arizona border communities
During her first State of the State address this week, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs told members of the press she wants Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to visit the Arizona-Sonora border.
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Jan. 10, 2023
AMLO calls for end of abandonment of Latin America
For his part, President Joe Biden pushed back on the notion of the U.S. having abandoned the region, and pointed to substantial spending in recent years.
Jan. 10, 2023
Kari Lake tells Fox News 75% of Election Day voters were voting for her
Kari Lake continues to deny she lost the election for Arizona governor. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Lake claimed that 75% of people at polling stations on Election Day were voting for her.
Jan. 10, 2023
AZ GOP leaders respond to Hobbs State of the State address
A key focus for Gov. Katie Hobbs’s first State of the State address was education. However, her speech received criticism from legislative Republican Leaders.
Jan. 10, 2023
In 1st State of the State speech, Hobbs urges lawmakers to override school spending limit
Calling it a "ticking time bomb," Gov. Katie Hobbs on Monday told lawmakers they need to override the aggregate expenditure limit for education — and soon.
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Jan. 9, 2023
Vetoes expected this session as GOP lawmakers send bills to Hobbs
The legislative session begins Monday at the state Capitol, and a Republican-controlled Legislature will begin the process to send bills to a Democratic governor.
Jan. 9, 2023
Elvia Díaz: Why nobody is happy with Bidens Title 42 plan
Under a new plan, the U.S. government will be able to immediately expel migrants from Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. It establishes a parole program for migrants from those countries that will mean some of them can get into the country legally.
Jan. 9, 2023
These are the AZ Legislatures priorities as 2023 begins
The 2023 Arizona legislative session is being brought to you by the letter E — as in education funding and election issues. These promise to be among the most contentious issues as lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday.
Jan. 9, 2023
At 36, Buu Nygren is the youngest Navajo Nation president
The Navajo Nation is set to inaugurate its new president Tuesday. Buu Nygren will take the oath, alongside his vice president, Richelle Montoya.
Jan. 9, 2023
What to expect from Gov. Hobbs first State of the State speech
Gov. Katie Hobbs will deliver her first State of the State speech Monday afternoon to a joint session of the Arizona Legislature. To discuss what the governor might talk about, The Show spoke to former legislative leader Chad Campbell, now of Lumen Strategies.
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Jan. 9, 2023
Gov. Hobbs creates a bipartisan task force to review election laws
In one of her first executive actions, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is tackling the transparency and safety around elections.
Jan. 9, 2023
These 3 bills would restrict when, where drag shows could be held
Three Arizona Senate bills aimed at regulating or restricting drag shows in the state were filed Friday.
Jan. 9, 2023
Arizona judge delays trial in fight over education funding
A lawsuit over how much money Arizona’s lawmakers allocate for school maintenance, buses, textbooks and technology won’t go to trial next week, after a judge granted a request for a delay by the state’s incoming attorney general.
Jan. 9, 2023
AZ Republicans vote in the final round of House speaker election
U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy from California was elected speaker of the House on Saturday morning after failing to win support of enough fellow Republicans in 14 rounds of voting. Among the holdouts were Arizona Republicans Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar.
Jan. 7, 2023
A new Arizona law allows people to seal their criminal case records
A new Arizona law goes into effect this year that would allow people to petition a court to seal criminal case records from public view. The law was passed in 2021 and became another opportunity at providing second chances for offenders.
Jan. 7, 2023
Horne takes oath as superintendent, pushes traditional discipline in AZ schools
Republican Tom Horne was the first of several newly elected officials to take the oath of office during Thursday’s inauguration ceremony at the state Capitol. During his speech, he said, “We need a return to traditional discipline in our schools.”
Jan. 6, 2023