Arizona Elections

If legislative leadership accepts changes to a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for victims who were sexually abused as children, it would remove Sen. Paul Boyer’s threat to hold up a budget vote.
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The Arizona Republican Party's leader on Wednesday pushed for state lawmakers to back a stalled proposal raising the state sales tax to provide additional funding for schools, a move she acknowledged has triggered anger among members of her own party.
April 25, 2019
The Arizona House Ethics Committee spent just over $218,000 investigating former Rep. David Stringer, including $16,000 paid to a private investigation firm that tracked down a 1983 police report showing former Rep. David Stringer was accused of paying boys for sex, according to records released Wednesday.
April 25, 2019
One of the largest aerospace fairs on the continent kicked off this Wednesday at the outskirts of Mexico City. And Arizona has one of the biggest pavilions there to promote the state’s industry and to look for new partners.
April 24, 2019
Research suggests having too many choices isn’t always great for consumers, but does that apply to politics? Psychologist Barry Schwartz says while it seems intuitive that having a lot of choices would be a good thing, in reality, too many choices can be a bad thing.
April 24, 2019
April 24 marks the 20th anniversary of the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report. The goal of the report is to identify unhealthy air in cities and counties around the country. Last year, the Phoenix area was on the list of most ozone-polluted cities.
April 24, 2019
One year ago this week, the wave of teachers taking action to demand higher pay reached its peak in Arizona. This week, The Show is hearing some perspectives on that event, and what the impact has been since, starting back at the Capitol with Sen. Paul Boyer.
April 24, 2019
Ideally, the Arizona Legislature tries to wrap up session by its 100th day. Tuesday marked day 100, but lawmakers are still working.
April 24, 2019
Arizona Senate Bill 1211 was signed by Gov. Doug Ducey this week, and it goes into effect immediately. The bill requires intermediate care facilities like the one at Hacienda to be licensed by the state. It also strengthens background checks.
April 24, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey is optimistic that trade between Arizona and Mexico will increase, despite the immigration crisis at Arizona's border.
April 24, 2019
Early ballots go out on Wednesday for the runoff for Phoenix City Council. Mail-in ballots go out Wednesday to people on the Permanent Early Voting List and people who have requested an early ballot. Those ballots can be mailed back or dropped off at early voting locations.
April 23, 2019
Once a teenager in the foster system turns 18, they cannot be adopted as a child and the family adopting them is no longer eligible for subsidies. Out of almost 14,000 youths in the Arizona foster system, almost 6 percent are over 18.
April 24, 2019
A proposal in California to tax soda appears dead after its sponsor said he’d delay a vote until next year. While there are currently soda taxes in a handful of California cities, the state legislature last year passed a law banning any new local soda taxes.
April 23, 2019
A case involving three Chandler children taken from their parents by the Arizona Department of Child Safety is garnering national attention. It has also resulted in a judge ordering how the media can report on the case. Arizona Republic reporter Dianna Náñez is covering the story and joined The Show.
April 23, 2019
How interested are Americans in voting? How much of a generational difference are we seeing when it comes to high-efficacy voting? And, finally, does the deemphasizing of civics education in schools affect that?
April 23, 2019
In the past decade, pedestrian deaths in the City of Phoenix have more than doubled, according to a policy memo from city staff. The Phoenix City Council will get an update on efforts to improve driver and pedestrian safety.
April 23, 2019
As the border region continues to be at the center of the political debate in Washington, and those who live there are the ones who feel the effects.
April 22, 2019
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation aimed at reducing distracted driving and using hand-held devices while behind the wheel. Speaking to members of the press, Ducey thanked the families of victims like Salt River tribal Officer Clayton Townsend who was killed in January by a distracted driver.
April 22, 2019
A potential high-profile meeting and a pair of elections top the list of big international stories in the coming days. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
April 22, 2019
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
April 22, 2019
After officer-involved shootings spiked in 2018, the Phoenix Police Department asked a Washington, D.C., research firm to figure out why. The report came out late last week, and The Show spoke to KJZZ’s Bret Jaspers to get a rundown.
April 22, 2019

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