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
Bill to carry concealed weapons on college campuses advances
The right to carry a concealed weapon on a college campus is a step closer to becoming law.  The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure that allows individuals with a concealed weapon permit to carry their gun on public college campuses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Young Texas housewives arrested on weapons smuggling charges
Young housewives and moms who bought assault rifles from Texas gun dealers have been charged in an alleged weapons smuggling ring that armed Mexican cartels. Federal agents announced the arrests Wednesday in San Antonio.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislators ask voters to reconsider measures they?re already voted on
Three experts talk about Governor Jan Brewer and legislators who want to ask voters to eliminate measures they’re already approved, including the Independent Redistricting Commission and Clean Elections.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hit hard, coming back fast: Valley home prices continue to rise
The Valley housing market is starting to come back. Mike Orr, who directs the Center for Real Estate Theory at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business, says home prices were up 6.5 percent in January from January of last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson lawmaker wont quit over domestic violence allegations
A Tucson lawmaker says he won’t resign over allegations of domestic abuse. Several Democratic lawmakers and the director of the state Democratic party have called for Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, to quit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Is government propping you up or holding you down?
KJZZ, in partnership with students from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, wants your perspective on government intervention in our lives today. The U.S. is $15 trillion in debt and more Americans live in poverty than in the past 52 years.
Sept. 20, 2013

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