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December 15, 2014

  • Microbreweries Distribution Limits  |   Video
    • The growing popularity of microbreweries is prompting the owners of the smaller producers of beer to seek a change in the laws to allow higher production limits. Lobbyist Don Isaacson, who represents the Arizona Wine and Spirits Wholesale Association, and Andy Ingram, the co-founder of the Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe, will discuss the issue.

July 24, 2014

  • Drones  |   Video
    • Drones are expected to be more and more a part of our everyday lives. Attorney James Arrowood of the Frutkin law firm in Scottsdale will discuss the future use of drones and laws and regulations that can help protect us from possible drone abuse.

July 7, 2014

  • Horne Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is investigating whether State Attorney General Tom Horne broke any campaign laws. Horne filed a suit Thursday to stop that investigation. Tom Collins, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, will talk about the suit.

May 7, 2014

  • Attorney General Tom Horne  |   Video
    • There are fresh allegations that Tom Horne and his staff may be violating campaign laws. Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us up to date.

April 15, 2014

  • Campaign Finance Laws  |   Video
    • An administrative law judge recommended charges of violating campaign finance laws filed against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne be dropped. Local attorney Lee Miller talks about laws Horne is accused of violating.

March 17, 2014

  • Tax Time  |   Video
    • Local IRS spokesman Bill Brunson and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will discuss the latest on new tax laws and filing information as the April 15 filing deadline approaches.

February 4, 2014

  • Arizona Highway and Safety Laws  |   Video
    • The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has released its 2014 Roadmap of State Highways and Safety Laws and Arizona was ranked among the worst states. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will talk about what progress Arizona has made in passing new highway safety laws and the need for more legislation.

October 15, 2013

  • Arizona Medical Board  |   Video
    • The executive director of the Arizona Medical Board was fired over the weekend. Lisa Wynn was fired following a report by the Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide that revealed the board violated rules and laws when giving new doctors credentials. Arizona Republic reporter Mary K. Reinhart, who has been following the story, will tell us more.

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 22, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • State lawmakers passed a law that raises campaign contribution limits ten-fold. That law is now being challenged in court. The suit says the law violates the state’s Voter Protection Act, which prohibits lawmakers from making substantial changes to laws approved by voters. Louis Hoffman, a commissioner from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission will discuss the suit, along with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

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.

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.

May 28, 2013

  • Glendale Casino Legalities  |   Video
    • A proposed casino in Glendale has been challenged in court several times, and each time has beaten those challenges. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier of the law firm Snell and Wilmer will talk about the legal challenges the casino has faced and explain the laws regulating casinos.

November 28, 2012

  • Housing Recovery Research  |   Video
    • Assistant Professor of Real Estate Andra Ghent of ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business talks about her research that takes a look at different mortgage laws across the nation and how they help or hinder recovery from the housing crisis.

October 2, 2012

  • Alleged Campaign Finance Violations  |   Video
    • Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services explains why Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is facing a civil enforcement action for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws.

August 22, 2012

  • Arizona Laws Challenged in Court  |   Video
    • Legal challenges to the “Papers Please” section of SB 1070 and the Arizona Legislature’s sweep of $50 million from a mortgage settlement fund were heard in court this week. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services talks about the hearings and explains what the cases are all about.

August 2, 2012

  • New Arizona Laws  |   Video
    • Capitol Media Services reporter Howard Fischer talks about some of the new State laws that take effect today.

April 4, 2012

April 2, 2012

  • Tom Horne Investigation  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is being investigated by the FBI for possibly violating campaign finance laws. Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times talks about the investigation.

March 26, 2012

  • Government Employees  |   Video
    • Government workers talk about how their jobs and the public services they provide would be impacted by legislative efforts to change the state’s personnel and public union laws.

July 20, 2011

  • New Arizona Laws  |   Video
    • July 20th is the general effective date for laws passed during the most recent regular session of the Arizona State Legislature. Jim Small and Luige del Puerto of the Arizona Capitol Times talk about some of the new laws that are now on the books.

May 26, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Saving the Ice House  |   Video
    • The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.

May 24, 2011

  • DUI Legislation Referendum   |   Video
    • Senate Bill 1200, passed by state lawmakers and signed by the Governor, makes numerous changes to Arizona’s impaired driving laws. Hear from the bill’s sponsor Senator Linda Gray and Cliff Girard, a Phoenix defense attorney who has filed a referendum to stop part of that bill from going into effect.

April 6, 2011

  • Gifts to Legislators  |   Video
    • Amid reports that some state lawmakers accepted gifts from the Fiesta Bowl that were not reported on their financial disclosure statements, we learn about Arizona’s laws regarding gifts to lawmakers from Secretary of State Ken Bennett whose office maintains the financial reports of lawmakers and lobbyists.

March 24, 2011

  • Sentencing Reform  |   Video
    • A group of Arizona attorneys wants to reform Arizona’s sentencing laws. It's believed there are better, more cost effective ways to deal with non-violent offenders than keeping them in prison. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery explains why he believes changes are not needed.

February 17, 2011

February 16, 2011

  • Tax Tips  |   Video
    • Tax filing season is upon us. Find out about any changes in tax laws that might affect your return from IRS Spokesman Bill Brunson and Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue.

February 1, 2011

  • Sentencing Reform  |   Video
    • Reforming Arizona’s sentencing laws for non-violent offenders could save millions of dollars each year and reduce crime rates, according to a new study commissioned by the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Guests include AACJ representative David Derickson, an attorney and former presiding criminal judge for Maricopa County.

January 24, 2011

  • Arizona's Mental Health Laws  |   Video
    • The tragic shootings in Tucson have raised questions and awareness about mental illness in Arizona's mental health laws. Medical health attorney Charles "Chick" Arnold discusses the issues.

December 27, 2010

  • Water Sustainability  |   Video
    • As Arizona faces a growing demand for water and looming water shortages, a panel of experts contemplates how to stretch and manage Arizona’s water supplies through conservation, water recycling and reuse, and changes to Arizona’s water laws and policies. Guests include: Sharon Megdal, Director of the UA Water Resources Research Center; water attorney Rita Maguire; and Tom McCann of the Central Arizona Project.

December 16, 2010

  • Water Sustainability  |   Video
    • As Arizona faces a growing demand for water and looming water shortages, a panel of experts contemplates how to stretch and manage Arizona’s water supplies through conservation, water recycling and reuse, and changes to Arizona’s water laws and policies. Guests include: Sharon Megdal, Director of the UA Water Resources Research Center; water attorney Rita Maguire; and Tom McCann of the Central Arizona Project.

September 28, 2010

April 20, 2010

  • Immigration Bill  |   Video
    • Arizona may soon have the toughest immigration laws in the country if Governor Jan Brewer allows SB 1070 to become law. First we hear from an opponent of the bill Sheridan Bailey, President of Ironco Enterprises, a steel fabrication company who founded Arizona Employers for Immigration reform. Then we hear from Representative John Kavanagh, a prime sponsor of the legislation.

April 12, 2010

  • Immigration Reform  |   Video
    • House Bill 1070, sponsored by Senator Russell Pearce, makes changes to Arizona laws related to immigration crime and enforcement. Senator Pearce, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and House Assistant Minority Leader Kyrsten Sinema discuss the legislation.

March 31, 2010

  • Taxes  |   Video
    • Bill Brunson of the Internal Revenue Service talks about changes in the tax code and other information to help you file your tax return. Also, Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will review the changes to state tax laws.

March 3, 2010

  • Campaign Finance  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett discusses the need for changes to Arizona’s campaign contribution laws in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited campaign contributions from corporations and labor unions.

January 26, 2010

  • Voter Protection  |   Video
    • The state legislature is considering bills that would reform Arizona’s voter protection law, which restricts the legislature from changing voter- approved laws beyond their original intent. Representatives John Kavanagh and Kyrsten Sinema will debate the proposed changes, which would give the legislature more leeway to change voter-approved laws.

November 2, 2009

  • Cancer Physics  |   Video
    • Cancer research from a totally different angle will be taking place at Arizona State University. Researchers from ASU will be using the laws of physics to battle cancer, viewing the cancer cells as physical objects rather than as a disease. Paul Davies, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist, is leading the ASU team and will appear on Horizon to talk about the innovative research.

September 30, 2009

  • New Laws  |   Video
    • Arizona Guardian reporter Dennis Welch discusses new state laws that took effect September 30, 2009.

February 3, 2009

  • Tax Advice  |   Video
    • Bill Brunson of the Phoenix IRS office and Dan Zemke of the Arizona Department of Revenue explain changes in tax laws and offer tips on filing your taxes.

January 15, 2009

  • Tax Advice  |   Video
    • Bill Brunson of the Phoenix IRS office and Dan Zemke of the Arizona Department of Revenue explain changes in tax laws and offer tips on filing your taxes.

April 3, 2008

  • Tax Issues  |   Video
    • April 15 is just around the corner. Bill Brunson of the IRS and Dan Zemke of the Arizona Department of Revenue will talk about the latest changes to tax laws, electronic filing and the Bush stimulus package.

October 16, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • What do Arizonans think about the employer sanctions law? Do they think local police should enforce federal immigration laws? Find out, as we release the results of the latest Cronkite/Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc will dissect the results. Read the complete poll results.

September 19, 2007

  • New Arizona Laws
    • Hundreds of new state laws became effective today, ninety days after the end of the legislative session. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Service tells us what some of those laws will do.

November 15, 2006

  • Voucher lawsuit
    • Last session, two laws were passed creating $5,000,000 in education vouchers for disabled students and students who are foster children. The voucher laws are being challenged in court on the grounds that they violate Arizona's constitution. State Representative Rich Murphy, who sponsored on the bills, and Don Peters, a lawyer for those suing, debate the issue.

October 31, 2006

  • 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.

August 30, 2006

  • Protect Our City
    • A group that wants to require Phoenix police officers and other city employees to enforce federal immigration laws has collected enough signatures to put the measure to a public vote. Randy Pullen, chairman of Protect Our City and Jake Jacobsen, president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association weigh in on the issue.

May 17, 2005

May 12, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z
    • A "Horizon" Special: The Arizona legislature, A to Z. We'll discuss the political dynamics that drive the legislature and how that impacts laws passed by lawmakers. Then you'll learn how term limits passed by voters over a decade ago has affected the process and how some lawmakers get around them. Lobbyists are not elected to make the laws but they certainly influence the process. We'll take a look at that aspect of the legislature. Finally we'll give you some tips about how you can become involved in the process as we tell you the story about one citizen's success in getting a bill passed.

March 1, 2005

February 3, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • The legislature is ramping up its effort at passing new laws. Horizon spoke to the Governor about the latest bills including one that would deal with Arizona's nursing shortage.

January 28, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon says he isn't happy with the way the water crisis was handled and raises some serious questions. The U.S. Justice Department has approved the voting provisions of Prop 200 while lawyers were back in court Thursday arguing about the scope of the voter approved law. And the Clean Elections Commission looking at removing Representative David Burnell Smith for violating finance laws.

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