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$3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could Mean More Than $115B For AZ
Legislation that would add $3.5 trillion in spending over 10 years through budget reconciliation has run into delays. But a new report by ASU’s Seidman Institute shows that, if that $3.5 trillion is implemented, Arizona’s economy would be helped significantly.
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Court Delays Order For Release Of Audit Records
The ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals means the Senate is no longer under an expedited timeline to produce not just its own records, but those held by Cyber Ninjas — a cybersecurity firm with no previous election-related experience that Senate President Karen Fann hired to lead the review — as well its contractors.
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Aug. 11, 2021
Experts Cant Predict What Will Happen In DOJs Probe
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it was launching an investigation of the city of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department. The Show spoke with ASU criminology professor Jon Gould to learn about what the investigation may encompass.
Aug. 11, 2021
Sinemanchin Watch: A Power Ranking For Americas Moderate Senators
Jim Newell of Slate is fond of lists and determining, for example, which politicians may have “won” a particular week. He recently started an offshoot of that, called "Sinemanchin Watch," in which he decides who has been more influential — Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema or her moderate Democratic colleague from West Virginia, Sen. Joe Manchin.
Aug. 11, 2021
Other States Considering Audits Similar To AZ Senates
The Arizona Senate’s review of Maricopa County’s 2020 election is potentially nearing its end, as Cyber Ninjas is preparing its final report. At the same time, Republican lawmakers in other states are in various stages of trying to start their own similar processes.
Aug. 11, 2021
Court: Taxpayers In Tucson District Not Entitled To State Assistance
Taxpayers in the Tucson Unified School District are not entitled to state assistance for money spent on the cost of court-ordered desegregation programs, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
Aug. 11, 2021
Grijalva Says Climate Report Shows Need For Action
A recent report on climate change says the problem has reached a crisis level and will have consequences for billions of people.
Aug. 10, 2021
Arizona State Sen. Tony Navarrete Resigns
An Arizona state senator facing child molestation charges who had been facing increasing pressure to step down is resigning. Republican Senate President Karen Fann said Tuesday that she had received an email from Democratic Sen. Tony Navarrete informing her that he is resigning immediately.
Aug. 10, 2021
Chris Matthews Reflects On Career In New Book
Political commentator Chris Matthews has been around for some of the most politically divisive eras in the past few decades. He reflects on that and more in his new book, "This Country: My Life in Politics and History."
Aug. 10, 2021
MALDEF Launches Initiative To Combat Racism Against Latinos
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is launching a new initiative to combat bias and racism against Latinos.
Aug. 10, 2021
Dominion Sues Conservative Networks, Businessman
Dominion Voting Systems, which provides voting equipment to Maricopa County and other jurisdictions across the country, sued two conservative media networks and the former CEO of Overstock.com.
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Aug. 10, 2021
Vaccine Mandates: Who Can Require Proof Of The Shot?
As we watch those COVID-19 numbers go up, we’re also seeing more organizations, companies and governments announce vaccine mandates — a controversial approach to stopping yet another wave of infections in the U.S.
Aug. 10, 2021
Judge: Ballot Petition On Arizona Tax Cuts Can Continue
A judge agreed Monday to give foes of the $1.9 billion in tax cuts approved by legislators enough time to see if they can gather the signatures to force a public vote before deciding whether their efforts are legal.
Aug. 10, 2021
Democracy Still Works: Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema On Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan
A bipartisan, $1 trillion infrastructure package cleared another legislative hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Monday afternoon, a step Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema hailed as a sign that “our democracy still works.”
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Aug. 9, 2021
Senators Call For Navarretes Resignation, Investigation
As calls for Sen. Tony Navarrete’s resignation mount, the Senate Ethics Committee chair announced she’ll pursue an investigation of the Phoenix Democrat.
Aug. 9, 2021
Businesses Press Government Leaders For Action On Climate Change
Hundreds of companies have signed onto letters to government leaders, encouraging them to take action on climate change. The letters to President Joe Biden, Gov. Doug Ducey, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly and others urge a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade.
Aug. 9, 2021
What To Know About Felony Child Sex Crime Charges Against Navarrete
Arizona state Sen. Tony Navarete is facing seven felony charges for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with minors. The Phoenix Democrat was arrested late last week; he could spend nearly 50 years in prison if he’s convicted on all seven counts.
Aug. 9, 2021
Sinema: Infrastructure Bill Takes On Drought, Wildfires
The U.S. Senate is drawing closer to voting on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill brokered in part by Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Sen. Sinema released a video discussing what the package would mean for Arizonans, including how the bill would help Arizona through its long drought.
Aug. 8, 2021
Redistricting Commission Wraps Up Public Meetings
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission will finish the first round of its 2021 public meetings early this week, with an in-person session Monday in Mesa and a virtual one on Tuesday.
Aug. 8, 2021
How The Infrastructure Bill Would Benefit AZ Contractors
The Senate moved closer to passing a $1 trillion infrastructure package Saturday after lawmakers from both parties voted to clear a key procedural hurdle. The bill is expected to positively impact Arizona’s construction industry.
Aug. 8, 2021
Watch These Key Issues As Feds Probe Phoenix Police
Justice Department investigators plan to put under a microscope allegations of civil and constitutional rights violations by the Phoenix Police Department.
Aug. 7, 2021

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