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December 18, 2014

  • Central Arizona Project Update  |   Video
    • The Central Arizona Project is planning to ask the legislature to extend a four cent tax that pays for groundwater recharge and other costs. Also, water delivered by the canal could be decreased in the coming years because of drought. Pam Pickard, president of the CAP board, will discuss those issues.

June 5, 2014

  • Department of Child Safety  |   Video
    • The state legislature has created a new agency to deal with child abuse and neglect. Charles Flanagan, the director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, will talk about the new organization and its mission.

May 29, 2014

  • Special Legislative Session  |   Video
    • A special legislative session to revise Arizona’s system for protecting abused and neglected children was wrapped up. Jim Small, an editor with the Arizona Capitol Times, gives us an update.

May 28, 2014

  • Special Legislative Session  |   Video
    • Get an update on the special legislative session on day two of three scheduled days with Capitol Media Services reporter Howard Fischer.

May 27, 2014

  • Special Legislative Session  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has called the legislature into special session to revamp Child Protective Services. Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us up to date.

May 12, 2014

  • Legislature/Business  |   Video
    • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Glenn Hamer will discuss how the business community fared in the recent legislative session.

April 30, 2014

  • Redistricting Ruling  |   Video
    • A U.S. District court has ruled that Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission does not have to redraw maps for legislative district maps. Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss the ruling.

April 23, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.

April 16, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.

April 15, 2014

  • Democratic Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • The Legislature’s session is nearing its end. Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will give us their take on the session.

April 10, 2014

April 9, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.

April 7, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • The state legislature brokers a budget deal. Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times will give us an update.

April 2, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.

March 26, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.

March 19, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the state capitol in our weekly political update.

March 12, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles, a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.

March 10, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Majority Leader John McComish and House Speaker Andy Tobin make their monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about current legislative issues.

March 5, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly political update.

February 26, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.

February 19, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.

February 17, 2014

February 12, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.

February 11, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders   |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin will make their monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest issues from the State Capitol.

February 6, 2014

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Arts Congress  |   Video
    • The Arizona Arts Congress will be held Wednesday, February 5. Hundreds of arts advocates from around the state will converge on the Arizona State Capitol to learn about legislative issues and meet with elected officials to let them know about the impact arts have on our state. Rusty Foley, executive director, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, and Steve Martin, managing director of Childsplay, will discuss the Arts Congress.

February 5, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto of the the Arizona Capitol Times will give the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.

January 29, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Hank Stephenson from the Arizona Capitol Times will give the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.

January 22, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Ben Giles from Arizona Capitol Times will give the latest news from the State Capitol in our weekly legislative update.

January 16, 2014

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • House Minority Leader Chad Campbell and Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar will discuss the Governor’s State-of-the-State speech and the Democrat’s agenda for the upcoming legislative session.

January 15, 2014

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Luige del Puerto of the Arizona Capitol Times will give the latest news from the state capitol in our first weekly legislative update of the session.

January 14, 2014

  • Republican Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Hear what Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin have to say about the priorities Governor Jan Brewer outlines in her State-of-the-State speech and the upcoming legislative session.

January 13, 2014

  • Governor’s State-of-the-State Speech  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer will be giving her State-of-the-State speech to kick off the legislative session. See the entire speech plus get expert analysis from political consultant Stan Barnes and ex-lawmaker David Schapira.

November 26, 2013

  • Uninvestigated CPS cases update  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Economic Security, which oversees Child Protective Services, has come out with a plan to investigate over 6,000 uninvestigated child abuse cases by January 31. DES Director Clarence Carter says nearly 3,000 of those cases have already been reviewed. Over 1,700 have been sent to case workers. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic has been covering the story, and will bring us up to date on the report.

October 30, 2013

  • Medicare and Social Security   |   Video
    • Cheryl Mathei, AARP national senior policy strategist, will discuss the status of proposals currently being considered in Washington for changing Medicare and Social Security.

October 21, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals recently put an injunction on higher campaign contribution limits approved by the legislature this year. The injunction comes as politicians are in the midst of fundraising for next year’s election. Sam Wercinski of the Arizona Advocacy Network and attorney Lee Miller will discuss the pros and cons of the higher limits.

October 7, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne his issued a legal opinion that will impact how people can vote next year. Those who register to vote using a federal form will only be able to vote in federal elections. Those who register to vote using a state form will be able to vote in all elections. Horne’s legal opinion comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires Arizona to allow people to register to vote using a federal or state form. The state form requires proof of citizenship, the federal form does not. Phoenix Attorney Joe Kanefield, a former elections director for Arizona, will discuss the issue.

August 22, 2013

  • Income Tax Reform  |   Video
    • An Arizona legislative committee started meeting this week on ideas to reform the state’s income tax system. Representative J.D. Mesnard, the vice-chair of the committee, Economist Jim Rounds, who is a committee member, and House Minority leader Chad Campbell will talk about the committee’s goals.

July 2, 2013

  • Legislative City Issues  |   Video
    • The state legislature made big changes to the state’s sales tax system, changes that will affect cities. Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, will talk about the sales tax changes and other legislative issues that impacted cities.

June 25, 2013

  • Voting Rights Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court today struck down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The provision required some states to get preclearance for changes in voting laws. Arizona was among those states. Attorney General Tom Horne, who presented a Friend of the Court Brief in the case, will talk about today’s ruling. In a separate interview, Sam Wercinski, Executive Director of the Arizona Advocacy Network, will discuss the case as well. He is against today’s ruling.

June 19, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Reporters from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us a post mortem on the just completed Arizona legislative session

June 12, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto for a weekly update from the Arizona Legislature.

June 5, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join us for another weekly update of legislative news with Arizona Capitol Times Reporter Jim Small.

May 29, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Get the latest news from the state legislature in our weekly update with Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto.

May 22, 2013

May 15, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the state legislature.

May 9, 2013

  • Bipartisan Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Republican and Democratic state lawmakers will talk about the issues facing lawmakers as they attempt to wind up their session. Senate Majority Leader John McComish; Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor, House Speaker Pro Tempore Javan "J.D.” Mesnard; and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will discuss issues such as Medicaid expansion.

May 8, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times discusses the latest news from the state legislature.

May 1, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the state legislature.

April 24, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Editor Jim Small from the Arizona Capitol Times will give us the latest news from the state legislature.

April 17, 2013

April 11, 2013

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Join Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin as they discuss the latest news from the state capitol, including whether progress is being made on the state budget.

April 10, 2013

April 8, 2013

  • Legislative Minority Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will discuss the legislative session from the perspective of the Democratic Party, which is in the minority at the state house.

April 3, 2013

March 27, 2013

March 20, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter will join us for a weekly update on news from the state legislature.

March 13, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter will join us for a weekly update on news from the state legislature.

March 11, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin make their monthly appearance on Horizon to give an update on the legislative session, now about halfway through a self-imposed 100-day deadline.

March 6, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join us for our weekly update from the Capitol with a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times.

February 19, 2013

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join us for our weekly update from the Capitol with a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times.

February 7, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin as they discuss the latest from the state capitol.

February 6, 2013

January 30, 2013

January 23, 2013

January 16, 2013

January 7, 2013

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Arizona State Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell talk about their priorities for the 2013 legislative session.

January 3, 2013

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Arizona State Senate President Andy Biggs and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin provide a preview of the 2013 legislative session that starts January 14th, 2013.

January 2, 2013

  • Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • LIVE AT 5:30 p.m. - The state legislature hears from many different types of advocates who express their desires for state funding and legislation. Hear from several of those advocates as they talk about what they would like to see from the upcoming legislative session. Joining us will be Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association, Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tara McCollum Plese, Senior Director for External Affairs of the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers and Amy Kobeta, Vice President of the Children's Action Alliance.

August 23, 2012

  • Voter Initiative Short on Valid Signatures  |   Video
    • The “Top Two Primary” initiative designed to change how Arizona’s primary elections are conducted might not make it to the ballot after the Maricopa County Elections Department found a high percentage of petition signatures are invalid. County Elections Director Karen Osborne explains what her department found during the signature verification process.
  • Voter Initiative Short on Valid Signatures – Part 2  |   Video
    • Joe Yuhas, a spokesman for the Open Elections, Open Government campaign, the group backing the “Top Two Primary” initiative, talks about the County’s findings and the possibility of a legal challenge.

May 9, 2012

May 7, 2012

  • Economic Growth: Legislative Wrap-up: Business & Economic Growth  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon takes a look at what State lawmakers did during the legislative session to help or hinder business and economic growth in Arizona. Guests include Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome, ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman, and Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

May 2, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona state legislature.

April 25, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

April 18, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

April 11, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

April 4, 2012

March 29, 2012

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • An update on the State budget and other legislative issues with the Arizona Speaker of the House Andy Tobin and the Senate President Steve Pierce.

March 28, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

March 22, 2012

March 21, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

March 14, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

March 7, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

February 29, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

February 27, 2012

  • Legislative Budget  |   Video
    • Republican Representative John Kavanagh, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; and Democratic Representative Chad Campbell, the House Minority Leader; debate the merits of the legislature’s budget plan for next fiscal year.

February 22, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

February 21, 2012

  • Legislative Budget Plan  |   Video
    • Dennis Welch of the Arizona Guardian reports on the legislative budget plan state lawmakers passed out of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

February 16, 2012

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State Senate President Steve Pierce and House Speaker Andy Tobin discuss the current legislative session.

February 15, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

February 9, 2012

  • State Spending Limits   |   Video
    • The Arizona House Majority Leader, Representative Steve Court, and House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Cambell, debate a proposed House rule change that would limit lock state spending to a formula based on the previous year’s appropriations.

February 8, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter, Luige del Puerto, provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

February 1, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

January 25, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

January 23, 2012

  • Corporate Financial Disclosure  |   Video
    • A discussion about HB 2385, a bill introduced in the Arizona State House of Representatives, that is designed to strengthen corporate financial disclosure requirements, making it easier for the public to know the source of political ads.

January 18, 2012

  • Legislative Update
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

January 11, 2012

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • The Arizona Capitol Times provides a mid-week update on news from the Arizona State Legislature.

January 9, 2012

  • Governor’s State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon presents a hour-long special featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s 2012 State of the State Address, followed by political analysis of the speech and the upcoming legislative session by political consultants/former legislators Stan Barnes and John Loredo.

December 14, 2011

  • 2012 Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • State lawmakers will be back in session early next year. Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will talk about legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

July 19, 2011

June 16, 2011

June 14, 2011

May 17, 2011

  • Pearce Recall Effort  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb discusses his recent column about how the effort to recall Senator Russell Pearce could be the start of a dangerous trend.

April 21, 2011

April 20, 2011

April 13, 2011

April 6, 2011

April 5, 2011

  • FY 2012 State Budget  |   Video
    • Proponents say is big on cuts and short on gimmicks. Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the $8.3 billion budget that’s now awaiting Governor Brewer’s signature.

March 30, 2011

March 23, 2011

March 21, 2011

  • Arizona Senate Leadership  |   Video
    • Senate President Russell Pearce and Senate Minority Leader David Schapira discuss the state budget and other legislation.

March 2, 2011

February 23, 2011

February 16, 2011

February 15, 2011

  • Special Session  |   Video
    • State lawmakers are working in special session this week on a bill designed to grow jobs and improve Arizona's economy. Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the measure.

February 9, 2011

February 2, 2011

January 26, 2011

January 19, 2011

January 13, 2011

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • State Senate President Russell Pearce and Speaker of the House Kirk Adams discuss their priorities for the new legislative session.

January 12, 2011

January 5, 2011

  • Legislative Reforms  |   Video
    • As the Arizona State Legislature prepares to convene, we'll take a look at some of the legislative reforms recommended by participants in the most recent Arizona Town Hall.

November 9, 2010

  • David Schweikert  |   Video
    • Newly elected congressman David Schweikert, from Arizona's 5th district, talks about his plans in Washington.

November 8, 2010

  • Senate President-elect Russell Pearce  |   Video
    • One day after winning re-election, Senator Pearce was selected by his colleagues to serve as Senate President when the 50th Legislature convenes in January. He’ll discuss his plans and priorities for the coming year.

July 8, 2010

  • Consumer Financial Protection Agency  |   Video
    • Andrei Cherny, a Democratic candidate for State Treasurer and former White House adviser, is credited with helping to develop the idea of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Hear what he has to say about this key part of financial reform legislation that’s currently making its way through Congress.

April 28, 2010

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small has the latest from the state capitol.
  • Rep. Jack Brown Retirement  |   Video
    • After 36 years in the legislature, Representative Jack Brown of St. Johns is retiring. We’ll talk with the Arizona Democrat about his decision to retire and his long legislative career.

April 14, 2010

April 13, 2010

  • State Spending Limits/Voter Protection   |   Video
    • State lawmakers are working on a bill that would tie future state spending increases to population growth and inflation. They’re also considering sending measures to the ballot that would allow the state to spend money that’s currently off-limits and voter protected. Learn more about the legislation from Representative John Kavanagh, House Appropriations Chairman, and Representative David Schapira, Appropriations Committee member.

April 7, 2010

April 1, 2010

  • Democratic Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • House Minority Leader David Lujan and Senate Assistant Minority Leader Rebecca Rios discuss the priorities of their caucuses for the remainder of the legislative session.

March 31, 2010

March 24, 2010

March 23, 2010

  • State Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • The state legislature continues work on the budget deficit, and is taking up other issues, such as immigration. Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams will talk about the latest from the legislature.

March 3, 2010

March 2, 2010

  • Lilly Ledbetter - Fair Pay Advocate  |   Video
    • Her U.S. Supreme Court case on pay equity was the inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act of 2009, the first major legislation signed by President Obama. Lilly Ledbetter sued her former employer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, for pay discrimination. Hear what she has to say about her case and what she’s doing to get Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

February 17, 2010

February 16, 2010

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State lawmakers continue their struggle with the state budget. Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams will discuss the budget and other legislative priorities in their monthly appearance on Horizon.

February 15, 2010

  • Texting Ban  |   Video
    • The legislature is considering a ban on texting while driving. Senator Al Melvin will be on Horizon to talk about the bill.

February 3, 2010

  • Legislative Update
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter provides a mid-week legislative update.

February 2, 2010

  • Alternative Budget  |   Video
    • An alternative budget has been introduced in the state legislature with fewer program cuts than leadership’s budget. Representatives Chad Campbell and Bill Konopnicki discuss the alternative budget.

January 20, 2010

November 23, 2009

  • Special Session Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small discusses the recently-concluded special legislative session that resulted in $300 million of new budget cuts.

November 17, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • As lawmakers prepare to enter a special session for the budget, two lawmakers will discuss the budget and what can be done about it. Guests include House Appropriations Chairman, Rep. John Kavanagh (R) and House Assistant Minority Leader, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D).

September 21, 2009

  • Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • A legislative panel is searching for ways to stop reported abuses in Arizona’s tuition tax credit law. Meanwhile, there are those who say the law cannot be fixed because it’s unconstitutional. Hear what Institute for Justice attorney Tim Keller and AEA President John Wright have to say about the issue.

August 26, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small provides an update on the state budget after lawmakers adjourned the special session, sine die. It’s a move that gives the Governor 10 days to consider signing the budget that’s nearly identical to one she previously vetoed.

August 20, 2009

  • Arizona Cash Flow  |   Video
    • State Treasurer Dean Martin talks about Arizona’s budget crisis and cash flow problems.

August 12, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • The legislature is set to vote this week on the budget. Dennis Welch of the Arizona Guardian will bring us up to date.

July 7, 2009

  • Special Session Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small talks about a productive first day of the special session that culminated in a bipartisan effort to restore $3.2 billion in funding to K-12 education.

June 30, 2009

  • Budgetary   |   Video
    • Former state legislators, Pete Rios and Stan Barnes discuss the politics and policy at stake as lawmakers rush to rush to pass a balanced budget before the end of the fiscal year.

June 25, 2009

  • Budget Impact on Republicans  |   Video
    • Solving the state budget crisis has caused an impasse between our Republican governor and our Republican-led legislature. What impact is that having on the Republican party? Former Attorney General Grant Woods and political analyst Chuck Coughlin examine the issue.

June 23, 2009

June 18, 2009

  • Budget Fight  |   Video
    • Can the Arizona Supreme Court make the legislature submit bills to the governor? Andy Hessick, ASU law professor, talks about the issue.

June 17, 2009

June 10, 2009

June 9, 2009

June 8, 2009

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate Assistant Minority Leader Rebecca Rios and House Minority Leader David Lujan discuss the state budget and the latest legislative news.

May 20, 2009

May 13, 2009

May 12, 2009

  • Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about legislative issues, with the budget being the top and just about the only issue addressed this session.

May 11, 2009

  • Budget Debate  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have delievered a budget. Hear the pros and cons in a discussion with Republican Representative John Kavanagh and Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema.

May 6, 2009

April 16, 2009

  • Democratic Leadership  |   Video
    • House Minority Leader David Lujan and Senate Minority Leader Jorge Garcia share the Democrat’s view of the state budget process.

April 14, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • Arizona Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams return to HORIZON for an update on the state's budget.

April 8, 2009

April 1, 2009

March 26, 2009

March 25, 2009

March 18, 2009

February 25, 2009

February 18, 2009

February 17, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • State Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about the latest legislative priorities, including the state budget.

February 11, 2009

February 4, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small reports on the latest from the state legislature.

February 2, 2009

  • state Budget Update  |   Video
    • state lawmakers approved a budget for fiscal year 2009 over the weekend. We talk with House Majority Leader John McComish about the cuts made and what might be in store for the 2010 budget.

January 29, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Photo Radar  |   Video
    • A bill to ban photo radar is in the fast lane at the state legislature. Hear from the sponsor of the bill and an opponent, as we wrap up our four-part series on important issues before the state legislature this session.

January 28, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small updates us on the latest from the state legislature
  • Legislature A to Z: Initiative and Referendum Reform  |   Video
    • Arizona's constitution gives legislative power to the people through the process of initiative and referendum. Find out why the Arizona Supreme Court, former Governor Janet Napolitano and Governor Jan Brewer (when she was secretary of state) have recently suggested a reformation of the initiative process.

January 26, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Budget  |   Video
    • Arizona's budget is $1.6 billion in the red, and that's just for this fiscal year. In the first of our four-part series on important issues before lawmakers, two state lawmakers debate over the best way to solve the budget deficit.

January 21, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small reports on the latest from the state legislature.

January 14, 2009

  • Democratic Legislative Leaders
    • state Senate Minority Leader Jorge Luis Garcia and House Minority Leader David Lujan discuss the new legislative session and the challenges they face in these rough economic times.

January 13, 2009

  • Legislative Leadership  |   Video
    • senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams talk about the tough task of balancing the state's budget and the bills before the legislature in the upcoming session.

November 17, 2008

  • New Legislative Leaders  |   Video
    • The Arizona House and Senate have selected new leaders. Hear what Senate President-elect Bob Burns and House Speaker-elect Kirk Adams have to say about the issues theyll face next session.

August 11, 2008

  • Legislature  |   Video
    • We review and examine some of the issues that have arisen since the end of the legislative session. Barrett Marson, House GOP spokesman and John Loredo, a political consultant from Tequida and Gutierrez are our guests.

July 2, 2008

June 26, 2008

June 25, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter, Jim Small, provides an update on the state budget from his office at near the State Capitol.

June 23, 2008

  • 2009 Budget  |   Video
    • House Speaker Jim Weiers talks about the GOP House budget unveiled today.

June 17, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small joins us with the latest legislative news and highlights from the Arizona State Capitol.

June 11, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small joins us to discuss the latest legislative news from the Arizona State Capitol.

June 10, 2008

  • sen. Jake Flake  |   Video
    • Arizonans mourn the passing of state Senator Jake Flake who died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack at his home near Snowflake. He was 72. Representative Bill Konopnicki, (R) Safford, joins Horizon to remember Flake and talk about the impact of his work in Arizona.

May 28, 2008

  • senate President  |   Video
    • Tim Bee, Arizona State Senate President, joins Ted Simons to talk about legislative accomplishments and the challenges that remain, including efforts to balance the 2009 state budget.

May 21, 2008

  • Legislative Update
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small updates us on the latest legislative news.

May 20, 2008

  • Dream in Doubt  |   Video
    • Just days after the 9-11 terrorists attacks, an Arizona Sikh man became the first to die in a retaliatory attack by a Mesa man who thought he was attacking a terrorist. A national film examining that murder and the American dream will premier tonight on PBS stations, including Eight T.V. Learn more about the film from the filmmaker and one of the victim's brothers.

May 13, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • We'll have news from the state capitol and a look at politics around Arizona in HORIZONs weekly legislative update.
  • Marriage Amendment  |   Video
    • A bill that would place a measure on the ballot to amend the constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman has passed the state house of representatives. SCR 1042 has been at the center of some heated debate. The legislation now moves to the senate. Representative Kyrsten Sinema and Peter Gentala, General Counsel for the Center for Arizona Policy join Horizon to talk more about the marriage amendment.

May 7, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times brings us up to speed on the latest news from the Arizona State Capitol.

April 30, 2008

April 23, 2008

April 17, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Join Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb as he brings us up to date on the latest developments from the state capitol.

April 9, 2008

April 3, 2008

  • Voter-approved Initiatives  |   Video
    • state lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow voters to decide whether lawmakers can make changes to voter-approved initiatives. State Representative Russell Pearce, who is sponsoring the bill, will discuss it, along with Representative Chad Campbell, who is against the bill.

April 2, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • An Arizona Capitol Times reporter joins us to talk about the latest news and highlights from the State Legislature.

March 31, 2008

  • Merit Selection  |   Video
    • We discuss HCR 2063, a bill that would require elections for Superior Court judges in Arizona counties, including Maricopa and Pima. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa, will discuss the issue with House Minority Leader Rep. Phil Lopes of Tucson.

March 20, 2008

  • Legislative Update
    • A reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us up to date on the latest from the state Legislature.

February 28, 2008

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z  |   Video
    • The State Legislature takes on immigration issues, a budget shortfall and various other issues. Learn more in this HORIZON special on the 2008 Legislature.

February 25, 2008

  • One on One   |   Video
    • Jaime Molera, former Superintendent of Public Instruction, and former State Legislator John Loredo join us in our regular Monday night segment featuring two viewpoints on important State Legislature issues.

February 19, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • We hear from Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small about some of the key issues state lawmakers are working on this week.
  • CPS Bills  |   Video
    • state lawmakers are working on legislation to make certain records on child-welfare cases and court proceedings more accessible and to improve communications in Arizona's Child Protective Services. The proposals are part of a number of bills dealing with CPS.

February 12, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times joins us to talk about the big issues at the state legislature.

February 4, 2008

  • One on One  |   Video
    • Our non-moderated forum featuring political experts with opposing viewpoints discussing state legislative issues returns tonight with House Republican Spokesman Barrett Marson and former House Democratic Minority Leader John Loredo, who is now a political consultant with Tequida and Gutierrez.

January 31, 2008

  • Legislature A to Z: Other Bills  |   Video
    • We wrap our three-part series on the Arizona Legislature with a look at bills unrelated to the budget or immigration. Among them, a bill that would help consumers deal with cell phone companies and a bill that would allow guns in schools. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will bring us up to date.

January 30, 2008

  • Legislature A to Z: State Budget Deficit  |   Video
    • With a billion dollar budget shortfall in this years state budget and an even larger deficit projected for 2009, HORIZON examines the debate over financing new school construction and the other options on the table for dealing with the budget.

January 15, 2008

  • GOP State Legislature  |   Video
    • Republican leadership of the Arizona legislature join us with their responses to Governor Napolitano's State of the State address. House speaker Jim Weiers and Senate majority leader Sen. Thayer Verschoor talk about their agenda for this legislative session.

January 14, 2008

  • 2008 State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano will give the 2008 State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature. Well show the speech in its entirety, have Republican response and will discuss the address with Alfredo Gutierrez, former state legislator and a political consultant for Tequida and Gutierrez, and Chuck Coughlin, the founder and president of HighGround, a political consulting and lobbying firm.

January 9, 2008

  • state Budget Hearings  |   Video
    • One week before the legislative session begins state lawmakers are working to close the gap of an estimated $1 billion budget shortfall.

November 5, 2007

  • Legislative Leadership
    • state House Speaker Pro Tempore Bob Robson will talk about Republican plans to deal with the budget shortfall.

September 5, 2007

  • Text-Messaging
    • A Phoenix City Council Subcommittee approves a resolution in support of State efforts to restrict text-messaging while driving.

July 11, 2007

June 27, 2007

  • Legislative Wrap-Up
    • Political analysts help us break down the legislative session. Guests: Stan Barnes, Copper State Consulting Group Alfred Gutierrez, Tequida & Gutierrez

June 18, 2007

  • Budget
    • An update on where the state budget process is with House Majority Leader Tom Boone.

June 14, 2007

  • DUI Interlock Devices
    • The state legislature passed and the Governor signed a bill to require interlock devices for people convicted of drunk driving. However, lawmakers have had a change of heart, and are working on a bill to make changes to the one just passed. Representative John Kavanagh and Senator Linda Gray will discuss the bill.

May 23, 2007

  • state Budget
    • The House Majority Leader provides an update of the newly-passed House version of the State budget.

May 17, 2007

  • senate Budget
    • The Senate has passed a bi-partisan $10.6 Billion state budget. Senate President Tim Bee will tell us about the spending plan.

May 7, 2007

  • One on One
    • John Loredo of Tequida And Gutierrez and Barrett Marson, communications director for the State House Of Representatives, debate the budgets currently being considered by the legislature.

May 3, 2007

  • Budget Battle
    • The Arizona House and Senate have both released state budgets. They are working to settle some differences. Tribune reporter Dennis Welch will join us to talk about the legislative budget proposals.

April 25, 2007

  • Legislative Update
    • Arizona Republic reporter, Mary Jo Pitzl provides an update on the State Budget, and other news from the State Capitol.

April 17, 2007

  • New Anti-Gang Bill
    • A new anti-gang bill state lawmakers are working on would increase the sentence for criminals convicted of crimes that are gang related.

April 16, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys and Barrett Marson, director of communications for the State House of Representatives, debate issues currently boiling at the Capitol.

April 9, 2007

  • At the Capitol
    • We begin a new Monday night segment in which political representatives square off on state government issues. Tonight, it's Barrett Marson, Director of Communications for the State House of Representatives and Bob Grossfeld, of The Media Guys, Inc.

March 29, 2007

  • Lottery funds for Homeless
    • A bill is progressing through the state legislature that would use lottery funds to help the homeless. Representative Robert Meza will talk about the bill.

March 28, 2007

  • smoking Ads
    • Arizona State University Professor Rajiv K. Sinhas study on smoking reveals the later people start smoking, the more likely they are to quit. Many smokers start young, and his research shows advertising to be a factor. We'll talk to Sinha about his study.

March 27, 2007

  • Child prostitution
    • Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods joins us to talk about legislation that cracks down on child prostitution in our state.

March 26, 2007

  • Grandparents Caregivers
    • We discuss Senate Bill 1110, which calls for the legislature to take $2 million from the state General Fund to assist grandparent kinship caregivers. The sponsor of the bill, State Senator Leah Landrum-Taylor, is our guest.

March 1, 2007

  • Republican Legislative Leadership
    • House Speaker Jim Weiers and Senate Majority Leader Thayer Verschoor will talk about the progress of bills and the budget in the current legislative session.

February 15, 2007

  • Initiative Process
    • Arizona Representative Kirk Adams has introduced bills that would give the legislature more control over the initiative process. Rep. Adams and Rep. Steve Gallardo, who opposes the bills, will discuss the measures.

February 5, 2007

  • senate Bill 1132
    • senator Jack Harper discusses the bill he sponsored calling for the creation of a Homeland Security Force in Arizona. House Minority Whip Steve Gallardo also joins HORIZON to discuss the potential impact of such a force.

January 31, 2007

  • Legislative Update
    • Arizona Republic Capitol reporter Matthew Benson joins us to go over the stories making news at the Legislature this week.

January 17, 2007

November 27, 2006

  • state Legislature Dynamics
    • A look at how the political relationships in the State Legislature may be changing now that Democrats have gained seven seats. Democratic State Representative Phil Lopes will discuss the issue with a Republican State Senator Thayer Verschoor.

October 24, 2006

  • Habeas Corpus Change, Immigration Smuggling Case
    • some say even U.S. citizens could be held without habeas corpus rights under the legislation just signed by President Bush. And for the first time ever, an illegal immigrant has been convicted for conspiracy for smuggling himself. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender discusses both cases.

October 23, 2006

  • Supreme Court Preview
    • ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady discuss the cases the court will hear this session and the new dynamics of the court.

September 14, 2006


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