Search Results for: spending
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.
June 12, 2012
- Clean Elections | Video
- Fewer candidates are signing up for Clean Elections public campaign funding in Arizona because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling two years ago that struck down additional funding for candidates to match spending from those running with private dollars. Todd Lang, Arizona’s Clean Elections Director, will talk about the trend.
February 9, 2012
- State Spending Limits | Video
- The Arizona House Majority Leader, Representative Steve Court, and House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Cambell, debate a proposed House rule change that would limit lock state spending to a formula based on the previous year’s appropriations.
January 26, 2012
- Aizona ArtBeat: Melanie | Video
- Meet singer-songwriter Melanie who burst onto the music scene in 1969 at Woodstock. She continues to write and perform, and she’s spending a lot of time in Arizona these days.
October 24, 2011
- Medicare Study | Video
- New research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU is shows that the Medicare Part D program is preventing wasteful spending on health care. The study’s lead author, Jonathan Ketcham, talks about the research and its implications for health care in general.
July 6, 2011
- Clean Elections Ruling Impact | Video
- The United States Supreme Court ruled that the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections public campaign financing system is unconstitutional. That means publicly-funded candidates will no longer get extra public money to match spending by privately-financed candidates. Political analysts Bob Grossfeld of the Media Guys and Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group talk about the decision will change Arizona’s political landscape.
March 1, 2011
- State Audit: Classroom Spending | Video
- According to a new audit, the percentage of education spending that makes it into Arizona classrooms is the lowest it's been in ten years of tracking that data. Tara Lennon of the Arizona Auditor General's office discusses the findings.
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.
June 17, 2010
- Candidate Funding Web site | Video
- The Arizona Secretary of State has updated its Web site to make it easier to track candidate spending and funding sources. Secretary of State Ken Bennett will demonstrate the Web site.
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.
May 25, 2010
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.
February 25, 2010
- State Spending Web Page | Video
- State Treasurer Dean Martin will talk about his new Web site that lets Arizonans find out how much the state is spending and where that money is going.
April 13, 2009
- State Schools Superintendent | Video
- Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne talks about the state budget crisis’ affect on education. He also addresses the lawsuit over the state’s English Language Learner spending, which is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.
February 19, 2009
- Representative Flake | Video
- Hear reaction from Congressman Jeff Flake, one of the biggest critics of pork-barrel spending in congress, on President Obama's stimulus package.
September 30, 2008
- Prop 105: Majority Rules | Video
- Proposition 105 would change the Arizona Constitution to require that any future ballot proposition that calls for raising taxes or mandates state spending must receive a majority of all registered voters, not just a majority of votes cast. HORIZON examines both sides of the issue.
May 17, 2007
- senate Budget
- The Senate has passed a bi-partisan $10.6 Billion state budget. Senate President Tim Bee will tell us about the spending plan.
March 21, 2006
- senator Jon Kyl
- Arizona Senator Jon Kyl joins HORIZON to discuss issues before the Senate including spending and immigration bills.
November 29, 2005
- Winter Heating
- skyrocketing gas prices have hit us all, but consumers have also been put on notice to expect substantial increases in their home heating bills this winter. The AARP says this year Americans are expected to face the largest one-year increase in home heating prices in three decades. Older Americans devote a higher percentage of total household spending to residential energy costs. Find out what to expect this year and how your family can save on home heating costs.
April 8, 2005
- Journalists Roundtable
- some state lawmakers making the trek to Southern Arizona border to check up on the minuteman project. It appears progress is being made between Governor Janet Napolitano and Republican legislative leaders on a new budget agreement, with some suggesting the two sides are getting close to a deal. And just a week after announcing a plan for a ballot initiative on classroom spending that proposal has run into trouble.
March 25, 2005
- Journalists Roundtable
- The Clean Elections Commission voted unanimously Thursday to remove state representative David Burnell Smith from office for violating campaign spending limits. It took Governor Janet Napolitano a matter of minutes to veto the budget proposal approved by State lawmakers last week. And the State senate did a flip-flop this week on the future of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
March 24, 2005
- Budget Showdown
- The Clean Elections Commission orders a lawmaker to quit for breaking the law on campaign spending. It's back to the drawing board as the governor vetoes most of the state budget handed to her by Republican lawmakers.
March 1, 2005
- Classroom spending
- A new report on classroom spending in Arizona shows more money is not going to classrooms.