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Governor Hobbs has set the record for most vetoes in a single session – including one that may be overridden. Our Friday NewsCap panelists analyze that and the rest of the week’s top stories. Plus, a new book club aims to help aspiring Native American writers. That and more on The Show.

Tamales on a plate
Former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones and former state lawmaker Reginald Bolding joined The Show to talk about Gov. Katie Hobbs setting a new veto record, who might succeed Liz Harris in the Legislature after her expulsion and more.
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New projections show increases in state spending over the next couple of years, along with decreases in revenue growth. We take a look at what that means for the state’s economy going forward. Plus, the things that make our favorite dogs cute might just be making their lives miserable. That and more on The Show.

Arizona voter ID cards
There could be a new political party on your Arizona ballot in 2024. Alongside Republicans, Democrats and the Libertarian Party there may be the No Labels Party. One of the big question about the new party surrounds its funding and where it’s coming from.
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New data shows just how bad Arizona’s air quality has gotten — and how it’s worse in certain areas. And we’ll hear from one local mother about her concerns that her kids are getting a white-washed version of history in their schools. That and more on The Show. 

Gov. Katie Hobbs in her office in January 2023.
Gov. Katie Hobbs broke the record Tuesday for most vetoes in a single session, beating out the last Democratic governor Arizona has seen, Janet Napolitano. Given all of the headlines surrounding this record, it might be hard to believe that, at the same time, Hobbs and top GOP lawmakers have been privately negotiating a budget that just might have a hope of passing.
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The education landscape in Arizona has shifted in recent years from vouchers to expanded choice to special education. We’ll hear from former Superintendent Kathy Hoffamn as she looks back at her time in office and forward to what’s next. Plus, how a winter full of rain could lead to more cases of West Nile Virus this summer. That and more on The Show.

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Tempe voters are preparing to cast their ballots in a special election on three propositions that will decide the future of its last major piece of prized real estate — a 46-acre lot near Sky Harbor. Here's a closer look at the arguments for and against Propositions 301, 302 and 303.
Read the ballot language for Tempe Props. 301, 302 and 303
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The two newest Phoenix City Council members will be sworn in Monday. We’ll hear what that means for the council’s direction moving forward. Plus, looking at the border through a century of films about it. That and more on The Show.

Gov. Katie Hobbs
The occasion drew many comparisons to the Janet Napolitano, who took office 20 years ago.