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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.
Former AZ Supreme Court justice leading investigation into election printer issues
Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor will lead an independent investigation into printer problems at some polling locations in Maricopa County on Election Day.
Jan. 6, 2023
Grijalva says speaker stalemate shows GOP not ready to govern
Republicans won back a narrow majority in the U.S. House in November, but they’ve been unable to unite this week to elect a House Speaker. Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva has been watching the infighting from the other side of the aisle.
Jan. 6, 2023
AARP Arizona hopes Hobbs will do more to support older adults
Arizona is home to millions of older adults, people 65 and older. And their needs, from long-term care to aging at home, are costly. Now that there’s a new governor at the helm — Katie Hobbs was publicly sworn in on Thursday — AARP is working on a wish list.
Jan. 6, 2023
Former AZ Senate President Pearce dies at 75
Former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce has died. Pearce is perhaps best known as the architect of the controversial anti-immigration legislation SB 1070, which allowed police to question and detain people suspected of being in the country illegally.
Jan. 5, 2023
Bowers to receive Presidential Citizens Medal
In a White House ceremony Friday, President Joe Biden will award the Presidential Citizens Medal to 12 individuals who stood up for democracy during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. One of the honorees will be former Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers.
Jan. 5, 2023
Arizona government divided for first time since 09
Arizona now has a GOP-controlled Legislature and a Democratic governor. To get a sense of what we might expect from this new arrangement, The Show spoke with longtime lobbyist Kevin DeMenna of DeMenna Public Affairs.
Jan. 5, 2023
Whats could come next for the U.S. House after failed speaker votes
There will be more votes today for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. With The Show to talk about this and what may come next is Emily Brooks, who covers the House for The Hill.
Jan. 5, 2023
Rep. Bolding reflects on 8 years in the Legislature
Reginald Bolding is saying goodbye to the Arizona Capitol this year. He served in the Arizona House for eight years — the last two of which as House minority leader, before running for secretary of state in 2022.
Jan. 5, 2023
AZ Court of Appeals to decide whether to expedite Lake bid to overturn election results
On Jan. 24, the state Court of Appeals will decide whether to expedite a bid by Kari Lake to overturn the results of the gubernatorial election she lost.
Jan. 5, 2023
Hobbs offers to work with GOP in inaugural address
Katie Hobbs offered Thursday to work with Republicans even as she warned them that some ideas and items are off limits and essentially would be courting vetoes.
Hobbs will be put to the test by a conservative Republican majority
Jan. 5, 2023
WATCH: Biden remarks on border security
President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on border security and enforcement, an issue that has come to the forefront as large numbers of migrants come to the southern U.S. border. Video is expected to go live around 9:15 a.m. Arizona time.
Jan. 5, 2023
Hobbs will be put to the test by a conservative Republican majority
On Thursday, Democrat Katie Hobbs will be ceremonially sworn in as Arizona’s next governor. Hobbs got here by managing to fight off a strong, Trump-backed opponent in the November election. But the state Legislature is a different story.
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Jan. 5, 2023
Republican Abe Hamadeh files new motion to revive lawsuit over Arizona recount results
Most of the dust has settled from the Arizona 2022 midterms. But attorneys for Abe Hamadeh, the losing Republican candidate for attorney general, have asked a Mohave County judge to revive his lawsuit challenging the results that gave Democrat Kris Mayes the win.
Jan. 4, 2023
Arizona Department of Public Safety director retires
The director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Heston Silbert, announced that he will retire Friday. Silbert was appointed by former Gov. Doug Ducey in 2019. In an unlisted YouTube video, he said Gov. Katie Hobbs’ staff told him that he wouldn’t be retained as director.
Jan. 4, 2023
Hobbs signs executive order expanding discrimination protections for state employees
The order directs state agencies to eliminate all barriers restricting employment that are not directly related to the job. The expansion includes gender identity, political affiliation and marital status.
Jan. 4, 2023
Bowers reflects on his time in the Legislature
It has been an eventful couple of years for outgoing Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers.
Jan. 4, 2023
The abortion landscape in Arizona has changed dramatically. Hear voices from both sides
Cathi Herrod has long been one of the leading voices against abortion rights in Arizona. Caroline Mello Roberson is the Southwest regional director of NARAL, which lobbies for abortion rights across the country. The Show spoke with both of them about the legal and political landscape surrounding abortion in Arizona.
Jan. 4, 2023
Pinal County AG race recount discrepancy very unusual
The vote counting is over and the lawsuits over the results are mostly over with. But there are some outstanding questions about what happened in one county after a recount was completed there.
Jan. 4, 2023
AZ schools bracing for another fight over spending cap in Legislature
Arizona school districts are facing a now-familiar dilemma: whether or not they’ll be allowed to spend money the state has allocated to them.
Jan. 4, 2023
AZ plays a prominent role in U.S. politics again as Gosar bucks McCarthy nomination
The GOP on Tuesday did not officially take political control of the U.S. House as enough dissenters from their caucus did not vote to elect California Republican Kevin McCarthy as the next Speaker.
Jan. 3, 2023

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