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May 21, 2014

  • Phoenix Budget  |   Video
    • The Phoenix city council voted to pass a budget that closed a $37-million budget gap. One of the most controversial parts of the budget was a pay cut for employees. Dustin Gardiner, who has been covering the story for the Arizona Republic, tells us more about the budget.

March 24, 2014

  • Mayor Stanton  |   Video
    • Phoenix is facing budget cuts. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will discuss that and more in his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon.

October 31, 2013

  • Food Stamp Cuts  |   Video
    • More than one million Arizonans will be impacted by cuts starting November 1 in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps. Cynthia Zwick, executive director of Arizona Community Action Association, will talk about how the cuts will impact Arizonans.

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.

September 12, 2013

  • Education Funding  |   Video
    • A new report shows that Arizona had the third-highest state funding cuts per pupil since the recession started. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows state funding for school districts has fallen an inflation-adjusted 17-percent since 2008. Education-funding expert Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials will talk about education funding in our state.

May 7, 2013

  • Sequestration Impact on Arizona  |   Video
    • It’s been a couple of months since the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as "sequestration" started. Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, says the cuts could be worse for Arizona than the housing bubble. Broome will talk about the impacts of the sequester.

February 26, 2013

  • The Sequester  |   Video
    • On March 1, automatic budget cuts in the federal budget known as the “Sequester” will kick in unless Congress acts to stop them. Local economist Jim Rounds of the Elliott D. Pollack Company will discuss the impact of possible cuts on Arizona.
  • Impact of Tax Cuts on the Economy  |   Video
    • A study recently released by the non-partisan Grand Canyon Institute reveals that two decades of tax cuts in Arizona have not spurred economic growth. David Wells of the institute will tell us more about the report.

November 14, 2012

  • Impact of the “Fiscal Cliff” on Arizona  |   Video
    • If the federal government steps over the “fiscal cliff” will it take Arizona with it? ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman talks about the local impact of federal spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect in January unless Congress intervenes.

August 1, 2011

  • Rural Health Conference  |   Video
    • A preview of the 38th annual Rural Health Conference sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Rural Health Office. UA Professor Lynda Bergsma, Director of the State Office of Rural Health and Jim Dickson, the CEO at Copper Queen Community Hospital talk about health issues pertaining to rural Arizona.

May 26, 2011

  • Medicaid Cuts Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is suing the State over budget cuts to Arizona’s Medicaid program known as AHCCCS. The Center’s Executive Director, Tim Hogan, explains the lawsuit.

May 3, 2011

  • Arizona State Parks  |   Video
    • After several years of substantial budget cuts, Arizona State Parks are facing significant financial challenges. The agency’s director, Renee Bahl, discusses the impacts of budget cuts and strategies to keep the parks open.

April 28, 2011

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Social Services  |   Video
    • Find out how state budget cuts to Medicaid, child care and cash assistance may affect Arizona’s most vulnerable populations. Guests include Jacki Taylor, CEO of Save the Family; Eddie Sissons, Executive Director of Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health; and Timothy Schmaltz, director of the Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition.

April 26, 2011

  • Legislative Wrap-up: Education  |   Video
    • We take a look at the impact of budget cuts and other legislation on public education with Senator Rich Crandall, Chair of the Senate Education Committee; Ann-Eve Pedersen, president of the Arizona Education Network; and Chuck Essigs of the Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

April 12, 2011

  • AHCCCS/Medicaid Cuts Lawsuit   |   Video
    • The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging state budget cuts to Arizona’s Medicaid program known as AHCCCS. Tim Hogan, the Center’s executive director, explains why he believes a lawsuit is warranted.

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.

April 4, 2011

  • AHCCCS Budget  |   Video
    • State lawmakers and the governor are proposing big cuts to the state’s health insurance for the poor. Tom Betlach, director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, will talk about how those cuts will impact his agency and its clients. Kim VanPelt, associate director of Arizona Health Futures for St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, will explain what the proposed AHCCCS enrollment freeze will mean for Arizona’s Medicaid population and their health care providers.

March 31, 2011

  • K-12 Budget Cuts  |   Video
    • School officials explain how budget cuts proposed by the Governor and the State Senate will impact schools and students. Guests include Dr. Ron Richards, Superintendent of the Pendergast Elementary School District in the West Valley and David Peterson, Assistant Superintendent and Business Manager for the Scottsdale Unified School District.
  • Higher Education Budget Cuts  |   Video
    • Northern Arizona University President John Haeger talks about how the proposed budget cuts will impact his university.

February 16, 2011

  • Medicaid Cuts  |   Video
    • Laurie Liles, President and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, discusses the state’s proposed cuts to Medicaid and possible ways to avoid, or limit, those cuts.

January 20, 2011

  • Proposed Budget Cuts to Higher Education  |   Video
    • Governor Brewer's plans to deal with the huge budget shortfall includes substantial cuts to higher education. Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents Anne Mariucci and Arizona State University President Michael Crow talk about the proposed cuts.

January 6, 2011

  • State Health Care  |   Video
    • How state budget cuts are impacting services provided by AHCCCS, Arizona's Medicaid program, and how health providers can adapt to the changes. Guests include Banner Health CEO Peter Fine and Dr. Leonard Kirschner, President of AARP Arizona and a former director of AHCCCS.

December 7, 2010

  • Medicaid Cuts  |   Video
    • Democratic state lawmakers held a press conference to urge Republican legislative leaders to restore cuts made to Arizona's Medicaid program. Representative David Schapira talks about the issue.

May 4, 2010

  • Behavioral Health Cuts  |   Video
    • Dr. Laura Nelson, Acting Director of the Division of Behavioral Health for the State Department of Health Services talks about implementing state budget cuts, and how they may impact people with serious mental illnesses.

March 22, 2010

  • AHCCCS  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have voted to cut $310,000 from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s health care plan for the poor. John Rivers of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association will address the ramifications of the cuts.

March 2, 2010

  • Women’s Safety, Health and Economic Security  |   Video
    • The economic recession and state budget cuts may be having a disproportionately negative impact on women. Leading advocates for women talk about how the current economic climate is threatening the safety, health and economic security of Arizona women. Guests include: Allie Bones, of the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Jodi Liggett, Arizona Foundation for Women; and Marie Sullivan of Arizona Women’s Education and Employment.

February 24, 2010

  • Phoenix City Budget  |   Video
    • Phoenix City Councilmen Michael Nowakowski and Sal DiCiccio discuss a proposal to cut as much as $140 Million from the City’s budget. Find out how the cuts would impact Phoenix residents, and if any alternatives to cuts are available to city leaders.

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 26, 2010

  • Arizona’s Job Recovery Act  |   Video
    • ASU Economist Dennis Hoffman shares his views on a bill (HB 2250) making its way through the state legislature that seeks to create new jobs with tax incentives and tax cuts.

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.

October 28, 2009

  • State Parks Funding  |   Video
    • Arizona’s system of 31 state parks is in poor financial shape. Historic buildings are in disrepair, and budget cuts have forced some parks to close. An ASU report released this month is recommending a variety of options to raise revenue for state parks. Topping the list is a surcharge on vehicle license plates. Hear from House Appropriations Committee Chair, Rep. John Kavanagh who is opposed to the idea, and Rich Dozer, Chairman of the Governor’s Sustainable State Parks Task Force.

September 23, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • Just weeks after the Governor signed the latest round of budget bills, state agencies are being told to prepare for additional cuts. Eileen Klein, Director of the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting, talks about the budget probklems.

September 15, 2009

  • Phoenix City Manager  |   Video
    • Phoenix’s long-time City Manager, Frank Fairbanks, is retiring. He will talk about his tenure and the cuts the city will soon have to make.

August 18, 2009

  • State Parks  |   Video
    • Renee Bahl, Director of Arizona State Parks, explains how budget cuts have affected her agency's ability to properly care for Arizona's parks system.

July 9, 2009

  • Funding for the Arts  |   Video
    • Funding for the arts suffered a 42 percent drop recently, partly due to cuts by the legislature and partly due to decreased revenues. Brenda Sperduti of Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts talks about the drop in revenue and budget cuts.

May 11, 2009

  • Lower-cost College Degrees  |   Video
    • Budget cuts and tuition hikes have prompted the Arizona Board of Regents to take a closer look at the affordability of higher education. The President-elect of the Arizona Board of Regents talks about one idea to provide students with lower cost options for earning a college degree.

March 31, 2009

  • ASU President Michael Crow  |   Video
    • Arizona State University President Dr. Michael Crow talks about how the university is responding to significant state funding cuts and other challenges created by the economy.

March 26, 2009

February 26, 2009

  • Health Care Cuts  |   Video
    • Arizona's health care system is enduring severe budget cuts made by the state legislature. Arizona Hospital and Health Care Association President John Rivers discusses the impact of the cuts.

February 12, 2009

  • State of Education  |   Video
    • Arizona K-12 schools were hit hard by budget cuts. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne addresses the state of K-12 education.

February 4, 2009

  • Education  |   Video
    • Dr. Jim Zaharis, Vice President for Education for Greater Phoenix Leadership, a CEO business group whose mission is to improve economic vitality and the quality of life in our state, talks about investing in public education in light of recent state budget cuts.

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

  • Phoenix Budget Problems  |   Video
    • The city of Phoenix is making big cuts to its budget, but before doing so, officials are gathering public opinion. Hear from the public and a city official about the budget cuts.

January 21, 2009

  • University Presidents  |   Video
    • Legislative leaders are recommending hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts for the state's three universities. Arizona State University President Michael Crow, University of Arizona President Robert Shelton and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger join Ted Simons to talk about the proposed funding cuts and what it would do to the future of the universities.

January 6, 2009

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Because of the state's budget deficit, the legislature could hit the education community with budget cuts. Hear from three education advocates about what they expect from the legislature during its upcoming session.

July 9, 2008

  • school Vouchers  |   Video
    • state lawmakers have eliminated funding for school vouchers that help disabled and foster children attend private schools. Meanwhile, Arizona's court system is testing the constitutionality of these voucher programs. Do the funding cuts affect the case? Well talk with the attorney fighting to preserve Arizona's school vouchers.

May 22, 2008

  • Arizona's Ailing Economy  |   Video
    • Can government rescue the economy? Tax cuts, rebate checks, economic stimulus plans? We talk with ASU economics professor Dennis Hoffman, and Byron Schlomach, chief economist for the Goldwater Institute about how government can best aid the economy.

March 11, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Arizona congressman J.D. Hayworth announced this week he will not seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2006. Meantime Governor Janet Napolitano said she won't support some of the cuts contained in the Republicans' budget this week. And the Arizona house approved several bills to deal with immigration issues.

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