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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.

July 8, 2013

  • Legislative Environmental Issues  |   Video
    • The state legislature is not getting good marks for its work on the environment from one local organization. Sandy Bahr of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club will talk about legislation she says put at risk health and safety; public lands, wildlife habitat, and cultural resources.

June 24, 2013

  • Immigration Reform Process  |   Video
    • The United States Senate is considering what could become the first comprehensive immigration reform law in decades, but such controversial legislation encounters procedural pitfalls along a path to potential success. Patrick Kenney, Dean of the Arizona State University School of Social Sciences and a political science professor, will discuss the bill’s path to becoming law.

April 9, 2013

  • ALEC  |   Video
    • ALEC IS the American Legislative Exchange Council, and critics say it allows corporations to direct and produce legislation for state legislatures. Tom Jenney of the group Americans for Prosperity, will talk about some of the pluses of ALEC.

April 4, 2013

  • “United States of ALEC”  |   Video
    • There will be a free screening of the Bill Moyers production, “The United States of ALEC,” sponsored by AFSCME, the Arizona public employees union. ALEC IS the American Legislative Exchange Council, and critics say it allows corporations to direct and produce legislation for state legislatures. Common Cause President and CEO Bob Edgar will introduce the film and present a new report on all ALEC-backed legislation introduced in Arizona this year.

March 19, 2013

  • Performance Based Education Funding  |   Video
    • A bill has been introduced that would give high performing or improving schools more money. Dale Frost, Governor Brewer’s Education Policy Advisor, and Dr. David Garcia, Associate Professor of Education at Arizona State University, discuss the pros and cons of the idea.

January 22, 2013

  • School Safety Legislation  |   Video
    • Republican State Senator Rich Crandall and Democratic State Representative Chad Campbell discuss their different approaches to gun and school safety legislation.

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.

November 8, 2012

  • Social Impact of Title-9  |   Video
    • Title-9 celebrates its 40th anniversary. Head coach of ASU's Women's Basketball Team Charli Turner Thorne, talks about the landmark legislation. Video clip of Ann Meyers Drysdale, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, speaks about Title-9.

May 14, 2012

  • States’ Rights Legislation  |   Video
    • State Senator Al Melvin of Tucson talks about states’ rights legislation introduced during the recent legislative session, including his own bill that’s awaiting the Governor’s signature.

May 8, 2012

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February 13, 2012

  • Public Sector Union Bills  |   Video
    • Arizona State Lawmakers are considering several bills that limit the power of labor unions for public sector employees, including police and firefighters. The sponsor of the bills, Republican Senator Rick Murphy, and Democratic Senator David Lujan debate the legislation.

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 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.

March 21, 2011

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

February 10, 2011

  • State Pension Reform  |   Video
    • House Speaker Kirk Adams has introduced legislation to reform Arizona's public employee pension system. Among other things it would raise the retirement age, increase employee's payments and eliminate cost-of-living increases. Speaker Adams discusses.

January 27, 2011

  • Birthright Citizenship Legislation  |   Video
    • State lawmakers introduced legislation that they hope leads to the elimination of automatic birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. ASU law professor Andy Hessick discusses the legislation.

August 11, 2010

  • Secret Ballots for Unionizing  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of a ballot measure, approved by state lawmakers in special session, that attempts to block proposed federal legislation regarding the formation of labor unions.

July 19, 2010

  • Financial Regulation Reform  |   Video
    • Wayne Stutzer, Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant for RBC Wealth Management, discusses the federal financial reform legislation.

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.

May 24, 2010

  • National Health Reform  |   Video
    • A discussion about the impacts of the national health reform legislation with Dr. Jane Orient, a Tucson physician who serves as executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and Dr. Nicholas Vasquez, an emergency room doctor in Phoenix.

May 11, 2010

  • State Parks   |   Video
    • Arizona State Parks Director Renee Bahl explains why some parks that had been scheduled to close may get to stay open. Plus, get an update on recently-approved legislation that impacts the parks system

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 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 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.

April 7, 2010

  • AARP on Health Reform  |   Video
    • Ritch Steven, Chair of the AARP Arizona Advocacy Network, explains some of the ways AARP members, and others, will be affected by the national health reform legislation.

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

  • Tuition Tax Credit Reform  |   Video
    • State Representatives Rick Murphy and David Schapira debate legislation to reform Arizona’s private school tuition tax credit law.

September 22, 2009

  • Newspaper Bailout  |   Video
    • ASU Journalism professor, Tim McGuire shares his thoughts on proposed legislation to bail-out newspapers that are struggling in the current economy.

July 21, 2008

  • Rep. Harry Mitchell  |   Video
    • Arizona Congressman Harry Mitchell visits Horizon to talk about the economy, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and the new G.I. Bill legislation he's co-sponsored.

May 13, 2008

  • 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 5, 2008

April 14, 2008

  • Payday Loans  |   Video
    • state Senator Debbie McCune Davis, the chair of the Stop Payday Predators campaign discusses the proposed state initiatives and legislation dealing with payday loans with Stan Barnes, representing Payday Loan Reform.

April 8, 2008

  • 9/11 Memorial  |   Video
    • state lawmakers narrowly passed a bill to remove 12 inscriptions from Arizona's controversial 9/11 memorial in Phoenix. Rep. John Kavanagh, who sponsored the legislation, and Rep. Steve Farley, who opposes it, join us for a discussion on the measure.

February 27, 2008

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • A reporter with the Arizona Capitol Times gives us an update on the latest news and legislation from the State Legislature.

February 19, 2008

  • 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.

October 16, 2007

  • s-CHIP
    • Congress approved legislation to add 4 million children to a popular health-care-coverage programS-CHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) also known as KidsCare in Arizonabut the bill was vetoed by President Bush. Some say the expansion pushes the program beyond its original intent. Supporters of the expansion say it is needed to cover uninsured children of poor working families. Congress is poised to vote on a possible override of the Bush veto. We discuss both sides of the issue.

July 17, 2007

  • Victims' Rights
    • The Governor's office of Victims' rights promotes public awareness of victims rights and assists crime victims. Dan Levey, Adviser to the Governor for Victims and National President of Parents Of Murdered Children joins us to talk about his work advocating for victim's rights as well as recently passed victims' rights legislation.

July 12, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions
    • Governor Napolitano signed HB 2779 (Fair and Legal Employment Act) into legislation, sending a message to employers who hire undocumented workers. Guests talk about the impact of this legislation on HORIZONTE: Daniel Ortega, attorney and community activist, Dennis Burke, Governor Napolitanos Chief of Staff and Todd Sanders of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce talk about the new law.

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.

February 20, 2007

  • Transporation Legislation
    • The way Arizona funds our highway construction projects continues to fall behind the state's needs. Lawmakers are working to seek funding options for highway expansion projects. Senator Jay Tibshraeny, (R) Chandler, joins us to talk about current legislation dealing with transportation.

December 19, 2006

  • Transportation Acceleration
    • Widening of the I-10 and I-17 freeways, speedier commutes on the loop 101 and improved mobility on the loop 303 could be a reality sooner than originally expected. Those are a few of the transportation acceleration projects recently approved by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the State Transportation Board. Legislation passed in the last session paved the way for the acceleration of construction or rebuilding of freeways, state highways, bridges and interchanges in the MAG Regional Transportation Plan. Some of those projects will be accelerated by as much as 14 years. Guest: Eric, Anderson Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Director.

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.

September 20, 2006

  • Proposition 302 - Legislator Salaries
    • The Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers recommends that legislative salaries be raised from the current salary of $24,000 per year to $36,000 per year. If approved by voters it will become effective at the beginning of the next regular legislative session without any other authorizing legislation.

August 28, 2006

  • Arizona Education Update: All Day K Part one of four
    • In June, the governor signed legislation making money available to expand the availability of all day kindergarten across the state. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Horne, joins HORIZON to discuss the issue.

May 17, 2006

  • Immigration bill
    • The Arizona Legislature is working on a comprehensive immigration bill. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema and Russell Pearce will talk about the legislation.

May 9, 2006

April 12, 2006

  • senator Kyl proposed legislation
    • Michael Grant talks with Sen. Jon Kyl about the Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act he introduced in the Senate.

March 29, 2006

  • Congressional Immigration Bills
    • There are numerous bills before Congress dealing with immigration, including the one being protested across the country. Le Templar of the East Valley Tribune has been following the bills and will explain the basics of federal immigration legislation.

March 27, 2006

  • Immigration March
    • Last Friday an unprecedented demonstration in Phoenix attracted tens of thousands of people to protest proposed immigration legislation. We'll talk to one of the organizers, former gubernatorial candidate Alfredo Gutierrez about the demonstration.

March 10, 2006

  • Education legislation
    • A proposed bill would allow high school seniors to earn more bonus points for good grades on core classes and electives.

February 28, 2006

  • Eminent Domain
    • In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision concerning eminent domain powers, a flurry of legislation is making its way through the capitol. Representatives Chuck Gray and Tom Prezelski discuss the issue.

September 15, 2005

  • Constitution Day
    • Federal legislation went into effect this year requiring all schools that receive federal funding to implement educational programs relating to the U.S. Constitution September 17th. That's the day the constitution was signed. ASU History Professor Catherine Kaplan explains what the University is doing to comply. Plus, Kaplan discusses the ongoing debates about the constitution, and the history of its signing.

September 13, 2005

  • Anti-Gouging Legislation
    • AAA reported the average gas price in Arizona was $3.13 a gallon, eight cents higher than California's average of $3.05. Learn about anti-gouging legislation that has been attempted here in Arizona, why it failed and what is on the radar for next year's legislative session.

May 31, 2005

  • Native American education
    • For over a century, attempts to meet the educational needs of Native American students have been unsuccessful and despite legislation and numerous government programs, much still needs to be done. We'll look back at Native American education and what some educational facilities are doing now.

May 2, 2005

  • Immigration legislation
    • A predominantly partisan battle has been waged in the state legislature this session over the issue of immigration. Supporters of immigration legislation say the Valley's quality of life is being threatened. Opponents say legislation targeting illegal immigrants will divide communities. Add that to the controversy over the minutemen on the border recently, and it's clear immigration is a growing concern for Arizonans.

April 11, 2005

  • HB2639 Meth Production
    • A bill in Oklahoma regulating the sales of pseudoephedrine is credited with reducing the seizures of methamphetamine labs by 80 percent. In Arizona, House Bill 2639 is designed to do just that. Opponents managed to slow the legislation, but a week ago, using a "strike all amendment," the bill's sponsor pushed the legislation through the Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee.

February 16, 2005

  • Legislative Update
    • Human cloning and guns in bars - they are all the subject of some legislation in the works at the State Capitol. Horizon has an update.

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