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November 6, 2014

  • Congressman-Elect Gallego  |   Video
    • Former state lawmaker Ruben Gallego has been elected to serve in Arizona’s Congressional District Seven. Gallego will discuss his plans now that he’s been elected.

November 5, 2014

November 4, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Election Analysis  |   Video
    • Political consultants Bob Grossfeld and Steve Roman, along with Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, give their take on election results as they come in on Arizona Horizon at 10pm.

October 21, 2014

October 14, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Judicial Retention  |   Video
    • In Arizona, judges on the state level and in the two largest counties are not elected, but are appointed. However, every election they are up for retention and can be voted off the court. Judges are rated by those who use the court system, and those results are available for review by voters. In this election cycle, the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance has issued a rare non-retention for a judge in Pima County. Mike Hellon, chair of the commission, will discuss how you can find out information about judges on the ballot.

August 27, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Post-Election Coverage  |   Video
    • We’ll analyze the primary election results and talk about what they mean to the upcoming general election with Bob Robb, a political columnist for the Arizona Republic, and pollster Mike O’Neil.

August 26, 2014

August 11, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Independent Voters  |   Video
    • The number of independent voters participating in this year’s primary election in Maricopa County could double. That is causing Republican Party officials concern, because many independents are choosing to vote on the Republican ticket. Hank Stephenson of the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss his story on the issue.

August 4, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Early Voting  |   Video
    • Early voting is already underway, with the primary election set for August 26. Find out all you need to know to cast your ballot properly, whether you vote by mail, vote on Election Day or are registered as an independent. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell will give us all the details.

June 12, 2014

  • Eric Cantor Loss   |   Video
    • For the first time, a sitting House majority leader was defeated in a primary election. Virginia’s Eric Cantor lost to Tea Party activist Dave Brat. Patrick Kenney, the Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University and a Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, will discuss what the loss means for the GOP and the Tea Party.

June 3, 2014

  • Attorney General Tom Horne  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will discuss allegations made by one of his former employees that members of his executive staff were illegally conducting work for his re-election bid while on state time.

May 29, 2014

  • 2014 Election Preview  |   Video
    • Statewide, legislative and congressional races will take place in this year’s election cycle. One day after the filing deadline for signatures needed to qualify for the ballot, political consultants Stan Barnes and Bob Grossfeld will discuss the upcoming primary and general elections.

April 2, 2014

  • Campaign Contribution Ruling  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court lifted limits on the total amount of money people can give during one election cycle to political candidates. The court left intact the $5,200 limit that can be given to a particular candidate during a two-year election cycle. Dan Barr, a partner in the law firm Perkins Coie, will discuss the ruling.

March 20, 2014

  • Voter Registration   |   Video
    • A federal judge ruled that Arizona and Kansas can require people to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a federal form. Both states sued the Federal Election Assistance Commission after the commission refused to add a state-mandated proof of citizenship on federal registration forms. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will talk about the case.

November 6, 2013

  • Phoenix Election Follow-up  |   Video
    • A runoff election is being held Tuesday, November 5 for Districts 4 and 8 in Phoenix. The District 8 race was particularly heated. Arizona Republic reporter Dustin Gardiner will review the results.

October 28, 2013

  • Bob Schieffer  |   Video
    • Bob Schieffer has been a television journalist for CBS News since 1969. He's one of the few journalists to have covered the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and the Department of State. He's moderated presidential debates, including one in 2004 in Tempe. Schieffer, the 2013 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, will join Horizon Host Ted Simons to talk about his career and journalism.

October 23, 2013

  • School Overrides  |   Video
    • More than 30 school districts in Maricopa County will turn to voters this year in school override elections which, if approved, allow schools to override their budget. Some district officials say they need money from local taxpayers to make up for cuts in state funding. Scottsdale Superintendent David Peterson and John Fischer, executive director of Stand for Children in Arizona, will discuss overrides and the reasons schools seek them.

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 10, 2013

  • Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued a legal opinion this week that says those who register to vote in Arizona using a federal form can only vote in federal elections, while those who register to vote using a state form can vote in all elections. His 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. Horne and Alessandra Soler of the Arizona ACLU will discuss his legal opinion.

July 23, 2013

  • HOA Laws Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Several bills making changes to Homeowner Association laws in Arizona were approved by the state legislature this past session. The HOA bills were tacked onto election law bills. Critics say that violates the single-subject rule, which prohibits placing multiple topics into one bill. The Center for Law in the Public Interest has filed suit against the new HOA laws. Attorney Tim Hogan of the center will talk about the lawsuit.

July 9, 2013

  • Voting Laws Referendum  |   Video
    • A referendum has been filed to try and overturn new voter laws approved by the state legislature. The Protect Your Right to Vote Committee has until September 12 to collect 86,405 valid signatures to put the laws on hold until the November 2014 general election. The new laws make it much tougher for third parties to get on the ballot, will tighten up rules on early voter lists and will make it harder for someone else to take your ballot to a polling place. Barry Hess of the Libertarian Party and former gubernatorial candidate will discuss the referendum on new voter laws, along with Tim Sifert of the Arizona Republican Party.

July 8, 2013

  • Impact of Voting Rights Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled against a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That provision required some states, including Arizona, to get pre-clearance from the federal government for changes in election laws. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission draws maps for congressional and legislative districts. Joe Kanefield, an attorney for the commission, will talk about the impact of the ruling on the commission.

April 29, 2013

  • Governor’s Race  |   Video
    • The Governor’s Race for 2014 is heating up, with multiple candidates declaring a desire to run. Arizona State University Pollster Bruce Merrill will talk about the race.

April 1, 2013

  • Gwen Ifill  |   Video
    • Gwen Ifill is the managing editor and moderator of the PBS show “Washington Week.” She is also a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, an author and has hosted vice presidential debates. Ifill will be at Arizona State University to talk about diversity in the media, and will talk about her career and journalism on “Arizona Horizon.”

February 19, 2013

  • Asian Voting Rate  |   Video
    • Much has been said about the Hispanic vote this past presidential election, but Asians voted for the president at an even higher rate. Find out more about the Asian vote with Arizona State University Asian American Pacific Studies Professor Wei Li.

February 5, 2013

  • Election System Reform  |   Video
    • Several bills have been introduced to reform Arizona’s election system. Senator Michele Reagan and Representative Chad Campbell will discuss their bills.

November 30, 2012

November 20, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Election Process  |   Video
    • Two weeks after the election, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell look back at what worked, what didn’t, what was learned and what can be done to improve the voting process.

November 19, 2012

November 9, 2012

November 8, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Accuracy of the Polls  |   Video
    • Veteran pollsters Bruce Merrill and Mike O’Neil take a look back at the accuracy of polls on the presidential race. They will also discuss which groups of people voted in the election and how they affected the outcome.

November 7, 2012

November 6, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Election Returns and Analysis  |   Video
    • One hour special at 10 p.m. of election returns and analysis with political consultants Wes Gullett of FirstStrategic, Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys, and Jay Thorne of Jay Thorne Incorporated.

October 31, 2012

October 11, 2012

  • Early Voting & Election Campaigns  |   Video
    • The November 6th general election is a few weeks away, but early voting starts today. ASU Pollster Dr. Bruce Merrill talks about a host of election-related issues including how early voting has changed campaign strategies.

September 24, 2012

  • Vote 2012: Prop 121 (Top-Two Primary Initiative)  |   Video
    • A constitutional amendment on this November’s ballot would create a “top-two primary” in Arizona, where the two candidates with the highest number of votes in the primary election would face off in the general election, regardless of party affiliation. Paul Johnson of the Open Government Act initiative will speak in favor of the top-two primary, while Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will speak against it.

August 29, 2012

August 28, 2012

  • Primary Election Returns  |   Video
    • Hear up-to-the-minute election returns, commentary, and analysis from pollster Mike O’Neil and political consultant Kurt Davis

August 15, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: CD4 Republican Primary Debate  |   Video
    • A debate featuring Congressman Paul Gosar; State Senator Ron Gould; and radio station owner Rick Murphy, the three candidates competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District.

August 7, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Democratic Candidate Debate  |   Video
    • Three candidates are competing in the Democratic primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet two of those candidates, State Senator David Schapira and former director of the State Democratic Party, Andrei Cherny, as they debate the issues. The third candidate, Kyrsten Sinema, has chosen not to participate in the debate.

July 31, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Republican Candidates (Group 2)  |   Video
    • Seven Candidates are competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet four of those candidates (Lisa Borowsky, Vernon Parker, Wendy Rogers and Martin Sepulveda) as they debate the issues tonight (Tuesday, July 31st) on Arizona Horizon. The other three candidates (Travis Grantham, Leah Campos Schandlbauer and Jeff Thompson) had their turn Monday, July 30th.

July 30, 2012

  • VOTE 2012 Debate: CD9 Republican Candidates (Group 1)  |   Video
    • Seven Candidates are competing in the Republican primary election for Arizona’s new Ninth Congressional District. Meet three of those candidates (Travis Grantham, Leah Campos Schandlbauer and Jeff Thompson) as they debate the issues tonight (Monday, July 30th) on Arizona Horizon. The other four candidates (Lisa Borowsky, Vernon Parker, Wendy Rogers and Martin Sepulveda) will have their turn Tuesday, July 31st.

July 26, 2012

  • Education Sales Tax Initiative  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is asking the State Supreme Court if a state sales tax initiative should be placed on the November General election ballot. Bennett explains why he’s appealing a lower court’s ruling that said the initiative should be placed on the ballot.

July 12, 2012

  • Top Two Primary Election Initiative  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of a plan to change the way primary elections are conducted in Arizona. Guests include former Phoenix mayor Paul Johnson, who supports the plan, and political consultant Jaime Molera, who opposes it.

July 11, 2012

  • Arizona’s Congressional Primary Races  |   Video
    • With early voting less than a month away, Arizona Republic congressional reporter Rebekah Sanders provides an update on how the primary election races for Arizona’s congressional seats are shaping-up.

June 14, 2012

  • CD8 Special Election Politics  |   Video
    • Political consultant Wes Gullett and pollster Mike O’Neil talk about the outcome of the special election to fill former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ empty seat in Congress and what it says about the current political environment.

June 13, 2012

  • Congressional District 8 Special Election  |   Video
    • Ron Barber, a former aide to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, won Tuesday’s special election to complete Giffords’ congressional term. Arizona Republic congressional reporter Rebekah Sanders talks about the race between Barber, a Democrat, and Republican Tea Party candidate Jesse Kelly.

June 6, 2012

  • Tempe Mayor-Elect Mark Mitchell  |   Video
    • Newly-elected Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell previews his goals and priorities for the city and talks about the hotly contested election he won with fewer than 200 votes.

May 16, 2012

  • South Mountain Freeway/Gila River Indian Community  |   Video
    • Gila River Indian Community members voted down a plan to put the South Mountain (Loop 202) freeway expansion on the reservation. Now, a group of Gila River residents are collecting signatures to try to force another vote. Joseph Perez and Nathaniel Percharo explain why the want a new election.

April 30, 2012

  • Merrill/Morrison Poll   |   Video
    • Dr. Bruce Merrill, senior fellow at ASU’s Morrison Institute and director of the Merrill/Morrison Institute Poll, shares the latest results of his polling about the Presidential race and Arizona politics.

April 18, 2012

  • CD 8 Special Primary Election  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic Congressional reporter Rebekah Sanders discusses the outcome of the Republican primary election in the race to complete the remainder of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ term in office.

February 27, 2012

February 24, 2012

February 23, 2012

February 21, 2012

  • Republican Presidential Debate  |   Video
    • Candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination will debate in Mesa Wednesday. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith will talk about the debate and the events surrounding it.

February 20, 2012

  • GOP Presidential Debate in Mesa  |   Video
    • National Politics reporter for the Arizona Republic Dan Nowicki talks about how the race for the GOP presidential nomination is shaping-up just days before a crucial debate in Mesa.

November 11, 2011

November 9, 2011

November 3, 2011

November 1, 2011

  • State Senate Recall Election: The Candidates, Jerry Lewis  |   Video
    • Arizona’s first-ever recall election for a state legislator takes place Tuesday, November 8th. Senate President Russell Pearce talks about why he should keep his office, and challenger Jerry Lewis explains why he thinks the voters of Mesa’s Legislative District 18 should select him as their new state senator.
  • State Senate Recall Election: The Candidates, Russell Pearce  |   Video
    • Arizona’s first-ever recall election for a state legislator takes place Tuesday, November 8th. Senate President Russell Pearce talks about why he should keep his office, and challenger Jerry Lewis explains why he thinks the voters of Mesa’s Legislative District 18 should select him as their new state senator.

October 10, 2011

  • The Olivia Cortes Case  |   Video
    • Olivia Cortes has withdrawn her candidacy in the Senator Russell Pearce recall election, but her name remains on the ballot. Attorney Tom Ryan, who filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Mesa citizen to try to keep Cortes off the ballot, talks about the case.

October 6, 2011

  • Olivia Cortes’ Withdrawal from LD18 Recall Election   |   Video
    • Ballots for the election to recall Senator Russell Pearce are already printed, and they include the name of candidate Olivia Cortes who has withdrawn from the race. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains how the election will be conducted, and votes counted, now that Cortes is no longer a candidate in the legislative district 18 recall election.

October 4, 2011

  • Phoenix Mayoral Debate  |   Video
    • A November 8th runoff election will determine if Wes Gullett or Greg Stanton will be the next mayor of Phoenix. Find out where the candidates stand on the issues in this Horizon debate.

August 29, 2011

  • Phoenix Mayoral Race  |   Video
    • Dennis Welch of the Arizona Guardian provides an update of the Phoenix mayoral race on the eve of election day.

July 19, 2011

  • Nonpartisan “Open” Primary Elections  |   Video
    • Former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson is leading an effort to put a proposition on next year’s general election ballot calling for nonpartisan “open” primary elections. Johnson and State Representative John Kavanagh debate the plan that supporters say will help elect more mainstream candidates.

July 12, 2011

  • Phoenix Mayoral Race  |   Video
    • Lyhn Bui from the Arizona Republic discusses candidates looking to replace Mayor Phil Gordon in the upcoming mayoral election.

July 11, 2011

  • Senate President Russell Pearce Recall  |   Video
    • A citizens group has submitted enough valid signatures to force Senator Russell Pearce into a recall election. Find out what the next steps are with State Election Director Amy Bjelland.
  • NonPartisan Primary Elections  |   Video
    • An effort is underway to put an proposition on the 2012 general election ballot to create nonpartisan primary elections as a way to elect more mainstream candidates. ASU Political Science professor Jennifer Steen explains how similar systems have worked in other states.

May 31, 2011

  • Senator Russell Pearce Recall   |   Video
    • “Citizens for a Better Arizona” has filed more than 18-thousand petition signatures in an attempt to force a recall election for State Senate President Russell Pearce. The group’s leader, Randy Parraz, discusses the campaign.

January 10, 2011

  • Giffords and the 50th State Legislature  |   Video
    • Before the November election, Rep. Giffords appeared on Horizon where she talked about the need for politicians to work together on contentious issues like immigration reform. Hear what she had to say followed by a discussion about convening a new state legislature in the shadow of the Tucson tragedy. Guests include: political consultant Stan Barnes, Secretary of State Ken Bennett and State Representative Steve Farley.

December 9, 2010

  • Prop 112 Recount: Arizona Signature Filing  |   Video
    • Arizona’s Proposition 112 lost by only 128 votes. That narrow margin triggered an automatic recount that’s happening now. Secretary of State Ken Bennett talks about the process and what happens if the recount changes the outcome of the election.

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.

November 3, 2010

November 2, 2010

  • 8-10pm - Vote 2010: LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE  |   Video
    • Horizon’s Vote 2010 coverage culminates on election night with two full hours of live, up-to-the-minute, election returns and in-depth analysis. Our team of election night analysts includes former political and public affairs consultant Christa Severns; Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb; Bob Grossfeld, president of The Media Guys; and Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting.

October 26, 2010

  • Election Preparations  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell talks about early voting and how to make sure your vote gets counted.
  • Election  |   Video
    • With the general election just one week away, ASU pollster Bruce Merrill discusses late-inning election strategies.

October 18, 2010

  • Legislating at the Ballot Box  |   Video
    • Of the ten propositions on November’s general election ballot, nine were referred by the state legislature (two of which seek to repeal past voter-approved measures). Join us as we examine how Arizona’s initiative and referendum processes are being used by voters and lawmakers, and whether or not they’re being used appropriately. Arizona Republic editorial columnist Bob Robb and ASU law professor Paul Bender share their insights and expertise.

October 14, 2010

  • Public Opinion Polls  |   Video
    • Pollsters are the soothsayers of the election season. Arizona State University Pollster Dr. Bruce Merrill tells us all we need to know about polling in this election season.

October 12, 2010

September 27, 2010

  • Judicial Performance Reviews  |   Video
    • The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review publishes a report that ranks judges’ performances. Roberta Voss, chair of the commission, will explain the reviews and how they can assist voters in the November election.

September 21, 2010

  • Proposition 112: Initiative Petitions  |   Video
    • Proposition 112 would amend the Arizona Constitution to require that initiative petitions be filed at least six months before the date of the election. Right now, the deadline is at least four months before the date of the election. State Representative Chad Campbell will explain Proposition 112.

September 20, 2010

  • Public Opinion Polls  |   Video
    • Pollsters are the soothsayers of the election season. Arizona State University Pollster Dr. Bruce Merrill tells us all we need to know about polling in this election season.

September 14, 2010

  • Ballot Propositions  |   Video
    • As a public service to voters, ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy has prepared a series of briefings intended to clarify and explain the 10 propositions on November’s general election ballot. Kristin Borns, a senior policy analyst for the Institute, discusses the reports that are available online.

September 7, 2010

  • Prop 109: Hunting and Fishing  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of Proposition 109, a measure on the general election ballot in November that amends the state constitution to add a section about hunting, fishing and harvesting wildlife.

August 31, 2010

  • Prop 106: Health Care Freedom  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of Proposition 106, a measure on the general election ballot in November that amends the state constitution in an effort to ensure that no law shall infringe on a person’s freedom to choose the health insurance/system of their choice.

August 26, 2010

  • Processing Ballots  |   Video
    • With key primary election races too close to call, election workers continue to process and tabulate thousands of early and provisional ballots. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell discusses the painstaking process.

August 25, 2010

  • Post Election Analysis  |   Video
    • An examination of news and results from the August 24th primary elections with Arizona Republic editorial columnist Bob Robb and Bob Grossfeld president of the Media Guys and publisher of the Arizona Guardian.

August 17, 2010

  • Election Preparations  |   Video
    • With the primary elections one week away, Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has the latest on polling places and ensuring that your early ballot is counted.

August 12, 2010

July 27, 2010

July 26, 2010

July 20, 2010

July 15, 2010

  • Prop 302 – First Things First  |   Video
    • At the general election in November, Prop 302 will ask voters if they want to continue using tobacco taxes to fund early childhood development and health programs through the voter-approved program known as First Things First. Debating the proposition are Nadine Mathis Basha, a board member for First Things First; and Kevin McCarthy, President of the Arizona Tax Research Association.

June 24, 2010

  • Ballot Measure Descriptions  |   Video
    • This week, state lawmakers adopt the official Legislative Council descriptions of ballot measures that will appear in November’s general election publicity pamphlet. Longtime state lawmaker Pete Rios explains the process and politics involved in coming up with impartial analyses of the ballot measures.

June 14, 2010

  • Matching Funds Halted  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court has suspended the distribution of matching funds during the 2010 election cycle. That means Arizona’s publicly-financed “Clean Elections” candidates will not get additional taxpayer dollars to match spending of their traditionally funded opponents. Hear from Nick Dranias, an attorney from the Goldwater Institute who challenged the constitutionality of “matching funds,” and the Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission Todd Lang.

June 2, 2010

  • State Primary Election  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Professor Emeritus Bruce Merrill reviews the upcoming primary election for Governor, Attorney General and others.

May 19, 2010

  • Prop 100 and the State Budget  |   Video
    • By a wide margin, Arizona voters approved Proposition 100 raising the state sales tax by a penny per dollar for three years. John Arnold, Director of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budget, explains how the extra revenue will help the State.
  • Prop 100 and Politics  |   Video
    • Mike O’Neil, President of the public opinion research firm O’Neil Associates, talks about the outcome of the Prop 100 special election and what it says about Arizona’s political landscape.

May 13, 2010

  • Proposition 100 Debate  |   Video
    • With the May 18th special election five days away, proponents and opponents of the temporary state sales tax increase state their cases for and against Proposition 100.

May 11, 2010

  • Special Election – Voter Info  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has the latest information about the May 18th special election on the Prop 100 temporary state sales tax increase.

May 5, 2010

  • Prop 100 – Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman and Goldwater Institute economist Byron Schlomach debate the merits and economic impacts of Prop 100, the temporary state sales tax increase that’s on the May 18th special election ballot.

April 21, 2010

  • Prop 100 - Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • A debate on Proposition 100. It’s a measure on the May 18th special election ballot that would temporarily increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar for three years. Representing “Yes on 100” is Marty Shultz, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of APS. Representing the “No on 100” campaign is Don Goldwater, State Chairman of the PAChyderm Coalition, a Reagan Republican organization and advises legislators in the areas of economics, immigration and other campaign issues.

April 7, 2010

  • First Things First  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have referred a measure to the 2010 general election ballot asking Arizona voters to repeal First Things First, an early childhood development and education program, funded by a tax on cigarettes, that was passed by voters in 2006. If approved, the measure would redirect tax money collected for First Things First to the state general fund. Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director of First Things First, discusses the referendum.

April 6, 2010

  • May 18th Special Election  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains what’s being done to prepare for the special election on a temporary state sales tax increase, and how you can be prepared to vote in it.

March 1, 2010

  • Governor Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • An interview with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer about the state budget, an upcoming election to temporarily increase the state sales tax, and a variety of other issues.

January 20, 2010

  • Payday Loan Reform  |   Video
    • The merits of House Bill 2161, which seeks to reform the payday loan industry, are debated.

July 15, 2009

  • SCA Political Contribution  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times Reporter Jim Small discusses the latest revelations about SCA, an unregistered political committee that contributed more than $100,000 to the Arizona Republican Party during the 2008 election season.

June 22, 2009

  • Iran's Election Protests  |   Video
    • A disputed election in Iran has led to street rallies, resulting in fatalities. Get the latest on the situation in Iran from Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Paul Kinsinger, who also worked for the CIA.

February 25, 2009

  • New State Bar CEO  |   Video
    • John Phelps, the new head of the Arizona State Bar, discusses issues facing the Bar and his experience organizing the inauguration of President Obama.

January 20, 2009

  • Presidential Inauguration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University Political Science Department Chair Patrick Kenney shares his perspective on the inauguration of Barack Obama.
  • Students Watch the Inauguration  |   Video
    • Eighth grade students from Kyrene Altadena Middle School in Ahwatukee use the presidential inauguration as a learning experience.

January 19, 2009

  • Obama Inauguration  |   Video
    • Arizona State University history Professors Matthew Whitaker and Brooks Simpson discuss the history of the inauguration and how the election of Barack Obama impacts minority communities.

January 6, 2009

  • Arizona Corporation Commission  |   Video
    • Perhaps best known for setting utility rates, the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission gained three new members as a result of the November general election. Outgoing Commissioner, Bill Mundell, talks about the political makeup of the new commission and some of the challenges it faces.

December 17, 2008

  • Leonard Downie Jr.  |   Video
    • Leonard Downie Jr. is joining the faculty of the Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. The former executive publisher of the Washington Post talks about media issues, including the recent coverage of the presidential election and the future of newspapers.

November 25, 2008

  • Rep. Jeff Flake
    • Congressman Jeff Flake of the 6th District joins us to talk about the election, a lame duck session of Congress, and the struggles his Republican party is having, as we head into an Obama presidency.
  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Find out how Arizonans feel about the results of the presidential election, why they voted the way they did, and what they think the GOP should do to revive itself nationally. Cronkite/Eight Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Dr. Tara Blanc analyze the results of their latest poll.

November 18, 2008

  • School District Unification  |   Video
    • According to the unofficial election results, voters in six West Valley school districts have voted to combine their districts into one unified district. The superintendent of one of those districts (Tolleson Elementary) explains why the outcome of the vote is being questioned and how the districts are preparing for the process of unification. School District Redistricting Commission

November 12, 2008

November 10, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender previews the U.S. Supreme Court session and discusses how the presidential election's outcome will affect the court.

November 6, 2008

November 5, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • The day after Election Day, Governor Janet Napolitano discusses the results and what they mean for Arizona.

November 4, 2008

  • Vote 2008: Election Night Special  |   Video
    • special 10 p.m. broadcast. NewsHour's election night coverage begins at 7 p.m. At 10 p.m., join Ted Simons for a one-hour live HORIZON special that examines the latest numbers on the races and analyzes the results with political consultants Chuck Coughlin and Sam Coppersmith.

November 3, 2008

October 29, 2008

  • Voter Registration Fraud  |   Video
    • With early voting already underway and Election Day approaching, learn about the incidents of voter and voter registration fraud. Patrick Kenney, chair of Arizona State University's Political Science Department, talks about the cases of fraud occurring nationwide.

October 28, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • With the election just days away, find out who Arizona's registered voters support in the upcoming presidential election according to the latest Cronkite/Eight Poll. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Dr. Tara Blanc explain the results. Read the complete Poll results.

October 20, 2008

  • Leonard Downie, Jr.  |   Video
    • Leonard Downie, Jr., the former executive publisher of The Washington Post, talks about media issues, including how the media is covering the presidential race and the future of newspapers.

October 16, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender previews the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court session and discusses how the presidential election's outcome will affect the court.

October 15, 2008

  • special Eight programming
    • PBS NewsHour Debates 2008 The third presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama focuses on domestic issues. Bob Schieffer moderates the debate, live from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. Analysis from The NewsHour team anchored by Jim Lehrer with David Brooks and Mark Shields follows.

October 9, 2008

October 7, 2008

  • special Eight programming
    • PBS NewsHour Debates 2008: Preidential Debate (2) The second presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama features undecided voters posing questions to the candidates. Tom Brokaw moderates the debate, live from Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. Analysis from The NewsHour team anchored by Jim Lehrer with David Brooks and Mark Shields follows.

October 2, 2008

October 1, 2008

  • Vice Presidential Debate  |   Video
    • ASU Political Science professor and department chair, Patrick Kenney talks about the Vice Presidential candidate debate.

September 30, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • The latest Cronkite/Eight Poll reveals where Arizona voters stand on the presidential election, the November ballot proposition that calls for banning same-sex marriage and the federal government bailout of the financial industry. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Dr. Tara Blanc discuss the results.

September 26, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • HORIZON will be pre-empted for the First Presidential Debate which is moderated by the NewsHour's Jim Lehrer and focuses on foreign policy.

September 18, 2008

  • Carville/Matalin  |   Video
    • James Carville and Mary Matalin are married but on opposite sides of the political spectrum. They offer their thoughts, separately, on the political election.

September 16, 2008

  • Election Update  |   Video
    • The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has canvassed the final tallies for elections across the valley. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell discusses the elections canvas results and other election issues.

September 15, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano makes her regular visit to HORIZON. She talks about results of the recent primary election, her time at the Democratic National Convention and continuing budget problems for the state.

August 19, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Find out who leads Arizona in the presidential race in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Dr. Tara Blanc, associate director of the poll, analyzes the results.

July 31, 2008

  • Early Voting  |   Video
    • Early balloting for Arizona's primary election begins Thursday, July 31. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell talks about voting issues, including permanent vote-by-mail list and I.D. requirements.
  • McCain Hispanic Vote  |   Video
    • During his Arizona senate races, John McCain garnered up to 70 percent of the Hispanic vote. Now, with Senator Barack Obama as his opponent in the presidential election, he's struggling to get Hispanic support nationwide. Find out what McCain can do to increase Latino support.

July 24, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court finished its recent term in June. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender gives an analysis of the court's major cases, and discusses what the outcome of the presidential race will mean for the court.

June 24, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Find out which presidential candidate will be the choice of Arizonans. HORIZON examines how a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton ticket would fare against John McCain in the latest Cronkite Eight Poll. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill will analyze the results. Read the complete poll results.

June 11, 2008

  • Political Dominos  |   Video
    • The outcome of the presidential election will determine if political dominoes start falling in Arizona. Two of the states top elected officials, Senator John McCain and Governor Janet Napolitano are clearly in play. If McCain wins the presidency, Napolitano will have to appoint his Senate replacement. If Obama wins the presidency, Napolitano could leave her office to join his administration. Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting Group and Bob Grossfeld, president of the Media Guys, Inc., will sort through the potential domino effects.

April 29, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Who do Arizona voters favor in the upcoming presidential election? Also, find out what they feel about the job President Bush is doing in the latest Cronkite/ Eight Poll. Poll director Dr. Bruce Merrill and assistant poll director Dr. Tara Blanc will analyze the results. Read the complete results.

April 23, 2008

  • Conserving Arizona�s Land and Water Initiative  |   Video
    • The Nature Conservancy�s Arizona Director discusses an initiative petition drive his organization has launched. If successful, it will place a proposition on November�s general election ballot asking voters to amend the State Constitution to allow 570,000 acres of state trust land to be set aside for permanent conservation. More than ten million acres of trust land were given to Arizona by the federal government at statehood. They�re held in trust, leased and sold by the State Land Department to raise money for public schools and other beneficiaries. Initiative application

April 21, 2008

  • Juan Williams  |   Video
    • A conversation with the NPR and Fox News analyst about Senator Barack Obama�s presidential candidacy and the difference between NPR and Fox News.

March 27, 2008

  • Political Academy  |   Video
    • More than 50 Arizona high school students recently joined more than 400 students from around the world for a behind-the-scenes look at the relationship between science, technology and politics in the Honeywell Scholars at the Presidential Classroom program in Washington, D.C. Don Wilt of Honeywell and Chandler student Brianna Arendt talk about the program.

March 20, 2008

  • senator Kyl
    • Arizona Senator Jon Kyl will talk about issues such as immigration, the war in Iraq and Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign.

February 26, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Who would Arizonans vote for in a presidential match-up between Arizona Senator John McCain and Illinois Senator Barack Obama? And who would they vote for in a contest between McCain and New York Senator Hillary Clinton? Find out when Cronkite/Eight Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc join us to discuss the latest poll results. Read the complete results.

February 21, 2008

  • McCain Presidential Campaign  |   Video
    • An ASU Associate Professor of Political Science discusses how John McCain's presidential campaign could be affected by questions about his campaign finances and speculation by the New York Times that he may have had an inappropriate relationship with a female lobbyist in 2000.

February 20, 2008

  • Governor Napolitano  |   Video
    • Governor Janet Napolitano joins us for her monthly appearance to talk about issues at the Legislature, the budget and the presidential race.

February 7, 2008

  • Mitt Romney drops out of Republican Race  |   Video
    • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney drops out of the race. Republican political analyst Chuck Coughlin talks about what that means for Arizona Senator John McCain, the Republican front-runner for president.

February 6, 2008

  • super Tuesday  |   Video
    • ASU political science professors talk about Arizonas Presidential Preference Election, other Super Tuesday primaries and how the results may impact the presidential races. Guests: Patrick Kenney, Professor and Chair, ASU Department of Political Science Richard Herrera, Associate Professsor, ASU Department of Political Science

February 5, 2008

  • super Tuesday  |   Video
    • Arizonas Presidential Preference Election is one of several state presidential primary elections held today. This one-hour Super Tuesday special covers the candidates, contests and numbers with analysis from political experts Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Bob Grossfeld of the Media Guys.

February 4, 2008

  • Super Tuesday Preview  |   Video
    • We look at Tuesdays potential for presidential candidates, as voters visit the polls in more than 20 states. Cronkite/Eight Poll Director Bruce Merrill joins us to offer his insight.

January 31, 2008

  • Presidential Preference Election  |   Video
    • Arizona's Presidential Preference Election is next Tuesday, and early ballots are slow coming. Also, there's confusion about polling places. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell will give voters the latest information on those issues and more.

January 24, 2008

  • Improving Education  |   Video
    • What must be done to improve education in Arizona? Join our panel of education leaders as they discuss options and opportunities to make the state more responsive to the needs of its students. Scheduled guests include former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan, Arizona Business and Education Coalition Executive Director Susan Carlson and Arizona Board of Regents Vice President Ernest Calderon.

January 23, 2008

  • Governor Janet Napolitano  |   Video
    • Gov. Napolitano appears on HORIZON for her regular visit to discuss the state budget, the employer-sanctions law and her endorsement of presidential candidate Barack Obama

January 22, 2008

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll  |   Video
    • Arizona's presidential preference election is coming up soon. Who will Arizonans select as their choice for Republican Party and Democratic Party presidential nominees? Find out in the latest Cronkite/Eight Poll with analysis by Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc. Read the complete Poll results.

January 9, 2008

January 3, 2008

  • Iowa Caucuses  |   Video
    • Arizona's native son is hoping for a good finish in Iowa to give him a boost in the early presidential contests. Political pundits Stan Barnes and Bob Grossfeld analyze Senator John McCain's chances and talk about the rest of the field in the Iowa Caucuses.

December 17, 2007

  • steve Forbes  |   Video
    • A conversation with Forbes magazine editor Steve Forbes on the economy and Rudi Guilianis presidential campaign. Forbes is a senior adviser for the campaign.

November 28, 2007

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • The senator will discuss issues affecting Arizona, such as immigration and the presidential race.

November 15, 2007

  • Economy
    • Both the state and Maricopa county governments are seeing revenue shortfalls. ASU Economist Tracy Clark will explain why tax collections are down.
  • James Carville
    • Former President Bill Clintons campaign adviser, writer, television pundit and major Democratic force talks about his predictions for the presidential election and what he believes Democrats should do.
  • Valley Fever
    • Cases of Valley Fever have increased over 50 percent. Dr. Peter Kelly of the Arizona Department of Health Services will tell us what's happening and why.

September 27, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • This month, we asked Arizona voters for their thoughts on the presidential race and a possible state law banning text messaging while driving. We discuss the results of this poll. Read the complete results.

September 17, 2007

  • Mark Steyn
    • A conversation with conservative Canadian pundit and author Mark Steyn on the presidential race.

September 13, 2007

  • Ambassador Dennis Ross
    • Dennis Ross has served four presidential administrations in various capacities, all involving foreign relations. Most recently, he was ambassador to the Middle East during the Clinton administration and helped broker a peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians, and Israel and Jordan. Ambassador Ross will talk about his career and his new book.

September 6, 2007

  • City Elections
    • sept. 11 is Election Day. In the city of Phoenix, three council seats and the mayoral seat are on the ballot. There are also several ballot measures. Other cities will hold elections that day as well. Arizona Republic columnist Richard De Uriarte will talk about the elections.

August 28, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • The latest Cronkite Eight Poll will attempt to reveal what Arizona voters think about Sheriff Joe Arpaio's new hotline for reporting illegal immigrants, what they think about President' Bush's new immigration rules, and who is the voters' favorite presidential candidate. Cronkite Eight Poll Associate Director Tara Blanc will discuss the details. Read the complete Poll results.

August 22, 2007

  • Arizonas Presidential Primary
    • Dr. Bruce Merrill, Director of the Cronkite-Eight poll talks about Governor Napolitanos decision to move Arizonas primary to February 5th.

July 16, 2007

  • One on One
    • Our regular Monday feature focuses on employer sanctions and presidential politics with Tequida & Guttierezs John Loredo and Brett Mecum of the Arizona Republican Party.

July 3, 2007

  • NALEO Presidential Debate
    • All major Republican and Democratic presidential candidates were invited to speak at the 24th annual NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) in Orlando Florida recently. All the Democrats but only one Republican accepted. Here what they had to say.

June 28, 2007

  • Democratic Presidential Debate
    • PBS is airing a debate between eight people running for President on the Democratic ticket. Three journalists of color will be asking the candidates questions in PBS All-American Presidential Forums on PBS. Cronkite Eight Poll Director Bruce Merrill will preview the debate.

June 25, 2007

  • Governor Bill Richardson
    • We interview Democratic presidential candidate Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico fresh off his participation in the Arizona AFL-CIOs town hall meeting.

April 12, 2007

  • Presidential Candidate
    • Texas Congressman Ron Paul is running for President as a Republican. However, Paul has strong support from Libertarians because of his views. Paul will talk about his candidacy and where he stands on the issues.

March 21, 2007

  • Arizona Democratic Party Chairman
    • state Democratic Party chair David Waid joins us to talk aboout recent successes at the polls, and what is ahead for his party in the 2008 presidential race.

November 20, 2006

  • Proposition 107
    • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will talk about the success of Arizona Together in defeating Proposition 107. Arizona was the only state this last election in which a same-sex marriage amendment failed.

November 8, 2006

November 7, 2006

November 6, 2006

October 31, 2006

  • Election Analysis
    • some of the races in this mid-term election are tightening. Voters are being bombarded with campaign ads on the candidates and propositions. One week out from election day we'll have analysis on the contentious races with capitol reporter Howie Fischer.
  • Voting
    • New laws have gone into effect for next week's election. New identification requirements are in effect, as well as a new law to eliminate long election lines. Get the details as Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell and County Elections Director Karen Osborne explain the changes for voting on November 7.

October 18, 2006

  • school of Sustainability
    • Arizona State University is opening the world's first School of Sustainability in January 2007. The school will include a wide variety of disciplines that deal with sustaining human life on the planet. ASU President Michael Crow joins HORIZON to talk about the new school.
  • Navajo Presidential Candidate
    • Tune in for an interview with Lynda Lovejoy, who is hoping to unseat the current president of the Navajo Nation. Topics include gaming rights and the record of the present administration.
  • U.S. Senate Debate
    • KUAT's Election 2006 Senate Candidates Forum with candidates Jon Kyl, Richard Mack, and Jim Pederson.

October 17, 2006

  • Navajo Presidential Candidate
    • Join HORIZON for an interview with Joe Shirley, current Navajo president who is running for reelection. Discussion topics include gaming rights, trade with Cuba, and other issues that affect the Navajo people.
  • Flu season
    • The flu vaccine should be in good supply this year. We talk about flu season, vaccination programs, nasal influenza vaccine versus the shot, and general flu prevention.

September 26, 2006

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • Who will Arizonans vote for this coming election for U.S. Senate, Governor, Secretary of State and other top state races? And what do they think about some of the propositions on the ballot? Those are some of the questions from the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and Assistant Poll Director Tara Blanc will analyze the results.

September 13, 2006

September 12, 2006

  • Voter Turnout
    • Relatively low voter turnout is a continuing feature of American politics, particularly in primary elections. State and local elections officials, as well as political organizations in Arizona, are increasing efforts to raise the percentage of registered US voters who actually exercise their right to vote. What brings people to the polls on Election Day, or lulls them to a state of political apathy? We talk with ASU Political Science Professor Patrick Kenney about civic engagement in elections.

September 5, 2006

  • New voting requirements
    • One week out from the primary election we review the identification process and requirements at the polls.

May 31, 2006

  • Napolitano on the issues
    • Governor Janet Napolitano joins Michael Grant to talk about the GOP's $ 9.9 billion budget proposal and immigration reform bill, the president's immigration proposal for the four border states, tax cut plans, and her re-election campaign investigation.

May 1, 2006

  • David Brooks
    • Dont miss this insightful conversation with the New York Times columnist about this year's election cycle and the difficulties families face in sending their kids to college.

April 5, 2006

  • Merit Selection v. Election
    • A look at the issue through the eyes of two candidates hoping to fill a Pinal County Superior Court Seat: Sitting Judge April Elliot and her opponent Brenda Oldham.

March 29, 2006

  • Official English
    • In 1988, Arizona was the first state to make English the state's official language. The state Supreme Court later declared the law unconstitutional. Now, the English-only immersion debate may be taken to the November 2006 election ballot. HORIZON will take a look at the English-only efforts and what this means for Arizonans.

February 22, 2006

  • scholars Program
    • More than a dozen Arizona high school students will travel to Washington D.C. to attend the Honeywell Scholars Presidential Classroom Program. At the conference, students get a behind the scenes look at the interrelations between science, technology and public policy. Michael Grant will talk with Don Wilt, the Director of Public Affairs for Honeywell Aerospace, and Dustin Young of Gilbert High School, a student who will attend the one week program.

February 16, 2006

  • Phoenix Bond 101
    • A look at the pros and cons of the bond proposal. Proponent Paul Johnson, Chairman of the Phoenix City Bond Election Committee, faces Jeff Greenspan of the anti-bond group "Stop Taxing our Property." Find out more, visit the companion Web site.

February 14, 2006

  • Voter Identification
    • The Phoenix Bond Election is the first election impacted by the passage of Proposition 200. Voters will be required to present various forms of identification before they are issued a regular ballot. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell and Maricopa County Director of Elections Karen Osborne explain what voters can expect.

February 13, 2006

  • Phoenix Bond 101
    • On March 14, Phoenix voters will be asked to approve $878.5 million dollars in bonds. HORIZON looks at the measures in a four-part series. Find out about the process and background of the bond election: how were the bonds and dollar amounts determined. Also, HORIZON examines Proposition 1 - For new fire and police buildings, and Proposition 2 - Using technology to improve police and fire protection, government efficiency, customer service and access to voting. Find out more, visit the companion Web site.

January 16, 2006

  • Mesa Troubles
    • Although downtown Mesa is reflecting the optimism inherent in the city, a looming budget shortfall of 37 million dollars this year means in a May election voters will consider the first property tax since 1945. Mesa Vice Mayor Claudia Walters discusses the issues.

September 12, 2005

July 25, 2005

  • Land Initiative
    • HORIZON examines the Arizona State Land Conservation Initiative voters will be asked to consider on the general election ballot next year. Arizona Education Association President John Wright and Andy Laurenzi, the Sonoran Institute's State Trust Lands Program Director will discuss the details.

January 27, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z "Your Legislature"
    • Horizon wraps up a four-part series on the legislature with a look at how you can access the legislature.
  • Iraqi Election
    • In Australia, Iraqi expatriates have already started voting in their country's elections. Iraqis in the rest of the world join them tomorrow. Horizon talks to a Valley Iraqi heading soon to Los Angeles to vote.

January 6, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is urging an early special election on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Now that Proposition 200 is the law of the land, state agencies are working to make sure it's implemented. And more storms are expected to batter Arizona, which is already soaked. We'll talk to Governor Napolitano about those issues.

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