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September 18, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Proposition 304, State Lawmaker Pay Raises  |   Video
    • Hear both sides of the argument on Proposition 304, a ballot measure that would give state lawmakers an $11,000 annual pay raise. Joe Kanefield of the Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers will speak in favor of the measure, while Brian Kaufman, also on the commission, will tell us why the measure should not be passed.

November 12, 2013

  • Heart Ball  |   Video
    • Heart disease and stroke are the number one and four killers in Arizona. Since 1959, the Heart Ball has been held to raise money for education, prevention, research and programs to help fight heart disease. Susan Doria, the chair of the Heart Ball, will discuss the event and the impact of the deadly disease.

October 16, 2013

  • Debt Ceiling/Government Shutdown  |   Video
    • Congress continues to work on a deal to avoid the deadline to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. Economists Brian Cary of Salt River Project and Alan Maguire of the Maguire Company will discuss the impacts of the political drama in Washington.

July 9, 2013

  • 100 Club  |   Video
    • The 100 Club raises funds for the families of fallen first responders. Ciara Franklin of the 100 Club will talk about the organization and its efforts to raise money for the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

February 11, 2013

  • Betsey Bayless Pay Raise   |   Video
    • Betsey Bayless, the head of the Maricopa Integrated Health System, a public hospital system for the poor, received a $125,000 raise, bringing her salary to $500,000. Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts will discuss the raise.

December 10, 2012

  • Phoenix City Manager Pay Raise   |   Video
    • The Phoenix City Council recently voted to give City Manager David Cavazos a $78,000 pay increase. Arizona Republic Columnist Laurie Roberts explains why she thinks the 33% pay raise should be reconsidered.

October 22, 2012

  • Public Meetings on Transit Fare Increases  |   Video
    • Valley Metro is seeking public comment on plans to raise fares for light rail and Express/RAPID bus services. Valley Metro spokesperson Susan Tierney explains the options that are being considered.

August 20, 2012

  • Megapolitan Impacts on Climate  |   Video
    • Arizona State University, along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, have conducted a first-of-its-kind study on the impacts of megapolitan areas on regional climate. The study found that the Sun Corridor, a megapolitan area running from Prescott to Nogales and expected to be home to nine million people by 2040, could raise temperatures by four degrees Celsius. Matei Georgescu, lead author and assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will talk about the study.

April 23, 2012

  • Japan Tsunami Relief & Photography   |   Video
    • Last spring, ASU photography major Airi Katsuta travelled to Japan to volunteer in the earthquake/tsunami recovery effort. Now, she’s selling 1,000 origami cranes to raise money for a return trip to continue her volunteer work. Katsuta talks about her experience in Japan, and she shares some of the photographs she captured during her stay.

March 27, 2012

  • Red Light Running Awareness  |   Video
    • March is Red Light Running Awareness Month in Arizona. Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh, Alberto Gutier of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, and Frank Hinds of the Red Means Stop Coalition talk about efforts to raise awareness and reduce incidents of red-light running in Arizona.

January 12, 2012

  • Storing Nuclear Waste to Fund Education  |   Video
    • State Senator Al Melvin, Tucson Republican and Chair of the House Commerce and Energy Commission, explains his plan to raise money for public education by storing nuclear waste in Arizona.

August 2, 2011

  • Debt Ceiling and Politics  |   Video
    • ASU Management Professor Gerry Keim of the W.P. Carey School of Business talks about the politics behind the contentious battle in Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

July 28, 2011

  • U.S. Debt Ceiling  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman discusses what Arizonans might expect if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling.

June 14, 2011

  • Arizona Centennial: Vulture Mine  |   Video
    • Discovered in 1863 by Henry Wickenburg, the Vulture Mine was Arizona’s most productive gold mine. Now, a group is trying to raise money to renovate the mine’s historic buildings. Bernadine McCollum and Penny Pietre, of the Vulture Mine Preservation and Restoration Association, discuss the mine and efforts to save its crumbling infrastructure.

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.

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 31, 2011

  • State Budget Deficit: Raise Taxes or Reduce Spending?  |   Video
    • State lawmakers have two primary options to erase the State’s massive budget deficit: 1) raise taxes or, 2) cut government spending. Both have a negative impact on Arizona’s economy, but according to a new analysis by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, one option is less economically harmful than the other. Tom R. Rex, associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, explains.

October 14, 2010

  • Mesa Proposition 420  |   Video
    • Mesa voters will decide whether to allow the city to raise hotel taxes and use other funds to build a new facility for the Chicago Cubs. Mark Killian, former lawmaker and head of the Department of Revenue, and Bob Kammrath of the Mesa Taxpayer’s Alliance will debate Proposition 420, which will be on the ballot in Mesa this November.

October 29, 2009

  • State Land Department Self-funding Challenge  |   Video
    • The State Land Department sells and leases State Trust Lands to raise money for public schools. Now, a new state law allows the Department to keep up to ten percent of those earnings to manage those lands. That’s illegal, according to the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest which is asking the Attorney General to stop those payments from continuing. Hear from former State Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman who helped establish the law and Arizona Education Association President John Wright who is supporting the legal challenge.

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

  • Private Prisons  |   Video
    • Arizona is in a fiscal mess. To clean it up, the state will have to cut costs or raise revenue. Privatizing prisons might be a way to do both. Earlier this month, Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2010 which allows the state to start looking for a private company to operate one or more state prisons. Mike Duran, President of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers' Association, and Ken Gilroy, Editor of "Privitization Watch" for the Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank that advances free market principles and limited government, debate the idea of private prisons.

May 27, 2009

  • Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO)  |   Video
    • When utilities ask the Arizona Corporation Commission for permission to raise rates, RUCO goes to work to protect the interests of residential electric, natural gas, telephone and water utility ratepayers. Learn more about this state agency and what it does to protect Arizona citizens from excessive utility costs.

June 17, 2008

  • T.I.M.E. Initiative  |   Video
    • A measure heading for the November ballot would increase the sales tax to raise funds for transportation projects. The �T.I.M.E. Initiative� seeks to fund improvements to the state�s transportation system through a one-cent increase to our statewide sales tax over 30 years. David Martin with the T.I.M.E. Coalition talks about the measure. Martin is also president of the Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors.

April 24, 2008

  • Walk Like MADD  |   Video
    • Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold a national �Walk Like MADD� event on Saturday, April 26th to raise funds for the anti-drunk driving group. The president of the local MADD organization and the president of UMADD, an Arizona State University anti-drunk driving organization, will talk about the event and efforts to combat drunk driving.

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

February 12, 2008

  • Love Your Kids  |   Video
    • Roughly 130,000 children in Arizona qualify for KidsCare but are not enrolled. "Love Your Kids" is the first-ever statewide KidsCare enrollment event. Its goal is to raise awareness for the low-cost health insurance available to many of Arizona's working families, and to help qualifying families apply. Dana Naimark, president & CEO of Childrens Action Alliance, tells us more about the event.

November 27, 2007

  • Pancreatic Cancer
    • This year, more than 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and more than 33,000 will die from the disease. We discuss efforts to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer with Kay Kays, 13 year pancreatic cancer survivor and volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Web site

September 19, 2006

  • Proposition 101
    • HORIZON examines a measure that would put limits on local governments' ability to raise the property tax. We'll look at the pros and cons of Prop 101.
  • IFESH 25th Anniversary
    • The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH), based in Scottsdale, was founded twenty-five years ago by the Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, a visionary leader and Baptist minister. The organization helps Africans reduce hunger and poverty, empower local communities, raise the standard of literacy and foster cultural, social and economic relations between Americans and Africans. IFESH is gearing up for a 25th anniversary celebration on September 25 with speakers and a workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility: Advancing Education in Africa through Public & Private Partnerships. Dr. Julie Sullivan, President and CEO of IFESH, joins HORIZON.

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 4, 2006

  • Proposition 202
    • This HORIZON installment offers a discussion about the proposition that would raise the minimum wage in Arizona to $6.75 from $5.15. Guests include Rebekah Friend, chairwoman of the Arizona Minimum Wage Coalition and Darcy Olsen, president and CEO of the Goldwater Institute.

June 14, 2006

  • Teacher Pay Raise
    • Will the legislature and the governor come to an agreement before the July 1 budget deadline? HORIZON talks to legislators about the new budget proposals for teacher salaries and retirement.

May 9, 2006

  • scottsdale Proposition 402
    • On May 16, voters in Scottsdale will decide whether to raise the base expenditure limit for the City. President of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Rick Kidder and Political Consultant Lamar Whitmer join HORIZON host Michael Grant.

May 8, 2006

  • Mesa Property Tax
    • On May 16, voters in Mesa will decide whether to raise the sales tax or to create the first property tax in the city since 1945. Mesa Vice Mayor Claudia Walters and Mesa Councilman Tom Rawles will discuss the issue.

April 24, 2006

  • APS Rate Hike?
    • A discussion about whether the Arizona Corporation Commission should allow Arizona Public Service to raise rates.

October 13, 2005

  • Teacher Pay Raise
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne has proposed giving teachers a pay raise by giving them a $2,500 tax credit. Horne will be on HORIZON to talk about his plan.

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