KJZZ News

Scottsdale City Council Considering Changing Public Safety Ordinance After Club Stabbings
The Scottsdale City Council will consider changes to its public safety ordinance later this week. The action comes after two stabbings at downtown clubs earlier this year. Under the proposed ordinance, clubs will have to file new safety plans that include minimum standards for security personnel.
Sept. 20, 2013
Another Effort Launched To Make Recreational Marijuana Legal In Arizona
The recreational use of marijuana will be legalized in Arizona, if a national advocacy group can get voters behind the proposal. The same group that helped Arizona get medical marijuana passed announced a campaign Tuesday to get recreational pot on the 2016 ballot.
Sept. 20, 2013
Goldwater Institute Files Suit Against Medicaid Expansion
Arizona’s Medicaid expansion plan officially went into effect Thursday, but a lawsuit filed this morning hopes to block it. A day after expansion opponents failed to turn in enough signatures to put the law on hold until next November’s election, the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit, arguing the plan is unconstitutional.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona House Committee To Decide Next Week On Benefits For Seasonal Firefighters
An Arizona House committee next week will take the first steps toward possible action on changes to the way seasonal firefighters get benefits. It has been a contentious issue since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Borrows $200 Million To Privately Pay Off Federal Debt
Arizona is borrowing $200 million this week in a bid to save business owners money. The state’s jobless fund is supposed to support itself with a tax on employers, but during the recession it went broke.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign Financing
Money is a big part of political campaigns. It is nearly impossible to win a council or legislative seat without cash, and it is completely impossible to win a statewide or congressional race. Clean Elections was supposed to level the playing field to some extent by providing public financing for candidates and offering matching funds for people who were running against opponents with a higher level of private money, but Clean Elections has been defanged by the US Supreme Court, and a Maricopa County superior court judge declined to issue a temporary injunction blocking higher private contribution limits from going into effect.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Grand Canyon Institute
( Phoenix, AZ ) Here and Now host Steve Goldstein is joined by members of the Grand Canyon Institute, a new think tank whose goal is to be bipartisan. Former state lawmaker and Democrat George Cunningham, former state lawmaker and Republican Sue Gerard, and former mayor of Phoenix and Independent Paul Johnson all join the conversation.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Governor Brewer & son Michael
  In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer talks to her son Michael Bewer about the loss of her father during childhood and the special influence her mother had in her life.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ News Wins Journalism Awards
KJZZ News reporters and staff received several journalism awards for their work in 2011. The KJZZ News Team won a Radio Television Digital News Association Edward R Murrow Award and a Public Radio News Director Inc.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayoral Race Coverage on KJZZ
There are six, official Phoenix mayoral candidates vying to lead the sixth largest city in the country. Learn where they stand on the issues by listening to a studio discussion with the candidates recorded on Here and Now, Wed.
Sept. 20, 2013

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