KJZZ News

A Sporting Chance
Mark Brodie fills in for Steve Goldstein and talks to Jim Rounds, senior economist and with Elliot D Pollack and Company, and Bob Young, columnist with the Arizona Republic, about the state of pro sports in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
First Press 2012
Sept. 20, 2013
Black Friday Frenzy
Host Steve Goldstein talks to marketing professor James Ward of the W.P. Carey School about the marketing tactics behind Black Friday, and the reason so many people participate in the shopping frenzy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tax Donation for Arizona Military Families
The Arizona Military Family Relief Fund program helps military families.  It gives a dollar-for-dollar credit on your tax return.  But, if you wait any longer to make a donation, you may not be eligible for that direct tax credit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prosecutors asked to investigate senate recall signs
The Arizona Secretary of State’s office is asking state prosecutors to investigate who was behind mysterious campaign signs in the recall election of Senator Russell Pearce.  The signs failed to include who paid for them--a violation of state election law.
Sept. 20, 2013
State tax credit could mean money in your pocket
Arizona taxpayers who itemize can claim a state tax credit for donations to charities that qualify. In fact, that donation can also be taken as a deduction on the federal return. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, a taxpayer can actually turn a profit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Illegal Immigration to Again be on Legislative Agenda
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments later this year over Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, SB 1070. But legislative leaders say that likely won’t stop lawmakers from debating more bills dealing with illegal immigration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer Calls for More Tax Cuts, Less Regulation in State of the State Address
Governor Jan Brewer looked back…and forward in her state of the state address to the centennial legislature Monday.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: The governor told lawmakers Arizona has been saved…and touted the state’s positive cash balance and smaller government.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Lawmakers Work to Stay Ahead of Bath Salts
The State Senate this week could vote to add more chemical compounds to the list of those that are illegal.  It’s part of an effort to crack down on synthetic cathinones, which are often used to make a product known as “bath salts.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Unemployment Rate Flat
Arizona’s unemployment rate was flat last month, staying at 8.7 percent.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The state lost 3,000 jobs in December, adding 4,100 private sector positions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords resigns House seat to focus on recovery
 WASHINGTON (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from the House with a standing ovation from her colleagues, more than a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin.The Arizona Democrat formally resigned Wednesday after a series of tributes from her colleagues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Free tax help available for Arizonans
Whether you use an accountant, a computer program, or try to file your tax returns on your own, it can be a complicated and expensive process. But, the AARP Foundation, is providing tax free help. It'll start February 1st at eighty locations across the state.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio protesters walk out of Maricopa board meeting
Opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stormed out of the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The group wanted to participate in the special meeting that addressed the problems reported in a federal probe against sheriff’s office.
Sept. 20, 2013
Centennial Minute: Grand Canyon
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the early days of the state's most iconic natural landmark.
Sept. 20, 2013
Giffords aide, wounded in shooting, to run for her Congressional seat
The man who worked as deputy director for Gabrielle Giffords announced Thursday he will run for her open seat. But as KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports, it’s still up in the air whether he will also run for the newly created Congressional District 2.
Sept. 20, 2013
The rich history of the Arizona Cactus League
Susie Steckner, author of Cactus League: Spring Training, talks about the history of the Cactus League and what spring training means to Arizona. Steckner says spring training has evolved a lot during the past 55 years, but one constant is that it’s always been about the fans.
Sept. 20, 2013
GOP budget clears first legislative hurdle
Legislative committees in the Arizona House and Senate today approved a budget plan crafted by GOP leaders. But the plan appears to be at odds with the proposal put forward last month by Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ bill aims to open more school playgrounds, fields
Arizona lawmakers are looking to make a deal with schools. They’re offering immunity from liability for the recreational use of school grounds, and are hoping that in exchange, schools will open up their playgrounds and fields during non-school hours.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mitt Romney wins the Arizona presidential preference election
Jaime Molera, partner in the Molera Alvarez group, and Fred DuVal, former chair of the Arizona Board of Regents, react to Mitt Romney winning the Arizona presidential preference election Tuesday. Molera says that Romney’s victory isn’t too shocking due to his resources and the endorsement of Governor Jan Brewer.
Sept. 20, 2013
New traffic ramps on SR 143 to open
DENNIS LAMBERT: Access to Sky Harbor Airport just got easier with the opening this morning of new ramps carrying traffic directly out of Sky Harbor airport on the southbound 143. KJZZ’s Terry Ward joins me in studio.
Sept. 20, 2013

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