May 13, 2013
- DES Restructuring | Video
- The Department of Economic Security plans to reinvent the safety net system. The changes will emphasize how DES can help its clients and also reduce their dependency. Arizona DES Director Clarence Carter will discuss the changes.
- Metro Phoenix Homeland Security | Video
- In light of the recent bombing in Boston, we take a look at the status of homeland security in the Phoenix area. Grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been reduced in recent years. Scott Krushak, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Phoenix, and Mesa City Councilman Scott Somers, who is also a firefighter, will talk about the status of homeland security for the Valley.
April 29, 2013
- Medicaid Expansion | Video
- Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid is being met with resistance from Republican lawmakers. Failure to do anything could result in the loss of some current federal funding for Medicaid in the state. The Arizona Republic reporter Mary K. Reinhart will provide the details.
April 22, 2013
April 4, 2013
- Rep. Kyrsten Sinema | Video
- Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues facing congress, issues such as gun control and debt reduction.
- “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.
April 3, 2013
- Congressman Ed Pastor | Video
- Congressman Ed Pastor joins Arizona Horizon to talk about the latest issues important in congress and Arizona.
April 2, 2013
- Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick | Video
- Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will appear on Arizona Horizon to discuss the latest issues facing congress, such as immigration and gun control.
March 18, 2013
- Phoenix Mayor Stanton | Video
- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton makes his monthly appearance on Arizona Horizon to discuss Phoenix issues.
March 4, 2013
- Anti-discrimination Ordinance | Video
- The Phoenix City Council approved an ordinance banning discrimination against those from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Now that the ordinance is in place, city council member Tom Simplot will explain how it will be implemented.
February 27, 2013
- Legislative Update | Video
- Join us for our weekly update from the Capitol with a reporter from the Arizona Capitol Times.
February 12, 2013
- Janet Napolitano’s Political Future | Video
- If Hillary Clinton decides not to run for President in 2016, one candidate democrats might field would be former Arizona Governor and current Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Arizona State University Pollster Bruce Merrill will discuss the possibility.
February 7, 2013
- Interior Secretary Nomination | Video
- President Obama has nominated Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor apparel and equipment company Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), to be his next Interior Secretary. Sandy Bahr of the local chapter of the Sierra Club will talk about the nominee.
January 29, 2013
- Adult Probation Program | Video
- A look at recent successes within Arizona’s Adult Probation Program with Kathy Waters, director of the Division of Adult Probation Services for the Arizona Supreme Court. State Schools Chief John Huppenthal, the chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee who sponsored the probation-reform bill, gives his take on the issue.
January 28, 2013
January 14, 2013
- Governor’s 2013 State of the State Address | Video
- Arizona Horizon presents an hour-long special featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s 2013 State of the State Address followed by political analysis of the speech and the upcoming legislative session with former state legislators Stan Barnes, the founder and president of Copper State Consulting Group, and former state senator David Schapira.
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.
December 3, 2012
November 27, 2012
- Fighting Partisanship | Video
- Arizona Town Hall is meeting this week to formulate recommendations for improving civic leadership. One of the speakers at Town Hall is Mickey Edwards, a former Congressman from Oklahoma, who is the author of “The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans”. Hear what Edwards has to say about politics and partisanship.
November 19, 2012
- Arizona’s Democratic Majority in Congress | Video
- ASU Political Science Professor Rodolfo Espino comments on Arizona’s election, which produced a Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in decades.
October 29, 2012
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.
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 21, 2012
- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton | Video
- Back from a trade and goodwill mission to Mexico, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about the trip and other current events.
August 14, 2012
- New U.S. Attorney for Arizona | Video
- Meet Arizona’s new U.S. Attorney John Leonardo and hear what he has to say about the role and responsibilities of his office, as well as some of the high profile cases it’s involved with.
June 11, 2012
- Former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano | Video
- Former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talks about his new book, The Campaign Within: A Mayor's Private Journey to Public Leadership. It’s a personal memoir of his private and public life as Tempe Mayor, during which he was forced to reveal he is gay.
June 6, 2012
- Tempe Mayor-Elect Mark Mitchell | Video
- Newly-elected Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell previews his goals and priorities for the city and talks about the hotly contested election he won with fewer than 200 votes.
May 31, 2012
May 29, 2012
May 15, 2012
- Mortgage Settlement Fund | Video
- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne discusses his views on the State Legislature staking claim to $50 million from the Mortgage Settlement Fund.
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 10, 2012
- Democratic Legislative Leaders | Video
- Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell comment on the recent legislative session.
- U.S. Justice Department Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio | Video
- The Justice Department has filed a federal civil lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeking remedies for what it claims is a pattern of discrimination by the Sheriff’s Office against Latinos. JJ Hensley of the Arizona Republic talks about the lawsuit and dueling press conferences held earlier in the day by the Justice Department and the MCSO.
May 1, 2012
- Arizona Budget | Video
- State lawmakers and the Governor have agreed on a new budget and lawmakers are expected to pass it today. Bob Robb of the Arizona Republic will talk about the budget.
April 30, 2012
April 17, 2012
- Arizona Budget | Video
- State Representative Justin Olson, who is vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committee, discusses the latest State revenue forecast and its impact on budget negotiations.
April 16, 2012
- Scandalous Politicians | Video
- In recent months a startling number of Arizona’s elected officials have been the subject of ethics complaints and criminal investigations. Is this an unfortunate coincidence or a culture of corruption? We’ll examine the issue.
- Arizona Budget | Video
- John Arnold, the Governor’s budget director, discusses the latest State revenue forecast and its impact on budget negotiations.
April 9, 2012
- Revising Arizona’s Recall Law | Video
- Fountain Hills resident Paul Ryan is asking state lawmakers to consider revising Arizona’s 100-year-old recall law that allows citizens to remove elected officials from office. He won support from Republicans and Democrats who are requesting that a committee be formed to revisit the law. Join Ryan, Senator Michele Reagan and Senator David Lujan as they explain why the recall law might need an update.
April 5, 2012
- Government Employee Compensation | Video
- A debate over how compensation for government employees compares to the private sector with Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute and ASU political science professor Dave Wells.
April 2, 2012
- AZ House Conflict of Interest Rule | Video
- Representative Ruben Gallego wants to strengthen a House rule that requires lawmakers to abstain from voting on bills in which they have a personal financial interest. Representatives Gallego and John Kavanagh discuss the proposal.
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.
- Personnel Reform | Video
- Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute talks about his investigation of Arizona’s personnel system and how the Governor’s personnel reform proposal would address some of the issues highlighted in his report.
March 22, 2012
- Ex-lawmaker’s Legal Troubles | Video
- Former State lawmaker Richard Miranda resigned from the legislature in February citing health and family reasons. Since then, he has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and tax evasion. Learn about the details of the story from Arizona Guardian reporter Dennis Welch.
March 20, 2012
- Legislature vs. Local Governments | Video
- Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig, who also serves as President of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny share their concerns about legislative actions that are impacting Arizona’s local governments.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs | Video
- Donald Fixico, ASU History Professor and author of the new book “Bureau of Indian Affairs”, talks about the history of the BIA and how it has affected the lives of America’s Native people.
March 17, 2012
- State Budget Update | Video
- Senate Majority Leader Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert) and House Minority Leader Rep. Chad Campbell (D-Phoenix) discuss the status of State budget negotiations.
- State Government Personnel Reform | Video
- On a party-line vote, the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill (HB 2571) that reforms personnel rules that govern the hiring, firing and management of most state workers. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Justin Olson (R-Mesa) and Representative Bruce Wheeler (D-Tucson), who voted against the bill, debate the merits of the measure that is now under consideration in the State Senate.
March 6, 2012
- Border Militia | Video
- State legislators debate a bill that would create a volunteer armed force to patrol the Arizona-Mexico border.
February 27, 2012
February 21, 2012
- Municipal Aging Services Project | Video
- The Valley’s 65 and over population is expected to double in size by the end of this decade. Find out what “MAG”, the Maricopa Association of Governments, is doing to help local governments determine how to best serve this growing population. Guests include MAG Human Services and Special Projects Manager Amy St. Peter, Carol Kratz of Piper Trust, and Michelle Dinisio, the President and CEO of Benevilla, a nonprofit that provides services to seniors.
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.
February 7, 2012
- Senate Appropriations Chairman | Video
- Senator Don Shooter (R-Yuma) will speak about his role as Chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee and the process of drafting a new State budget.
February 6, 2012
- Alternate Redistricting Maps | Video
- Not satisfied with the new political boundaries drawn by the Independent Redistricting Commission, House Speaker Andy Tobin has drawn his own congressional and legislative district maps that he wants voters to have an opportunity to approve. Speaker Tobin will speak about his alternative to the IRC maps.
January 31, 2012
January 26, 2012
January 23, 2012
January 11, 2012
January 10, 2012
- New Phoenix Mayor | Video
- Newly inaugurated Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton discusses his first week in office and future plans for the City of Phoenix.
January 5, 2012
- Senator Bundgaard Ethics Hearing | Video
- Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times provides an update on the Senate Ethics Committee investigation of an ethics complaint against State Senator Scott Bundgaard.
December 1, 2011
- American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) | Video
- Representative Debbie Lesko, Majority Whip of the Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona State Chairman for ALEC discusses the nonprofit organization that has had an influential role in shaping public policy in Arizona.
- Publisher of “ALECexposed.org” | Video
- Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy Lisa Graves talks about her organization’s investigation of ALEC.
November 21, 2011
- Independent Redistricting Commission | Video
- IRC attorney Mary O’Grady talks about the redistricting process and the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate Colleen Mathis as chairwoman of the IRC, after she was removed from office by the Governor with consent of the State Senate.
November 9, 2011
November 8, 2011
- IRC Chairwoman Ouster | Video
- Governor Brewer’s General Counsel Joe Sciarrotta, Jr. explains why the Governor removed Colleen Mathis from the Independent Redistricting Commission and the Governor’s position on an IRC lawsuit challenging Mathis’ ouster.
November 7, 2011
- Open Meetings Law | Video
- Constitutional Attorney Dan Barr talks about how the State’s open meetings law applies to the state legislature and the Independent Redistricting Commission as well.
November 2, 2011
- Senate Vote to Remove Colleen Mathis from the IRC | Video
- At the Governor’s request, the Arizona Senate voted to remove Colleen Mathis from the Independent Redistricting Commission on allegations of “gross misconduct”. Senate Majority Whip Steve Pierce and Senate Minority Leader David Schapira discuss the Senate’s decision.
- Attorney for ousted IRC Chairwoman | Video
- Paul Charlton, an attorney representing former IRC Chairwoman Colleen Mathis, talks about his client’s ouster from the Commission she chaired.
October 31, 2011
- Redistricting Politics | Video
- Voters created the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to try to take politics out of the process of redrawing Arizona’s congressional and legislative district boundaries every ten years, but the latest round of redistricting is as political as ever. Hear what State Representatives Chad Campbell, leader of the House Democrats and John Kavanagh, a Republican from Fountain Hills, have to say about the redistricting process.
October 10, 2011
- Congressional Redistricting Map | Video
- The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has approved a draft map of new congressional district boundaries. Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, and political consultant Barry Dill provide analysis of the preliminary map.
October 6, 2011
- Olivia Cortes’ Withdrawal from LD18 Recall Election | Video
- Ballots for the election to recall Senator Russell Pearce are already printed, and they include the name of candidate Olivia Cortes who has withdrawn from the race. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains how the election will be conducted, and votes counted, now that Cortes is no longer a candidate in the legislative district 18 recall election.
September 28, 2011
- State Veterinarian | Video
- Dr. Perry Durham, the new State Veterinarian for Arizona, describes the responsibilities of his office.
September 20, 2011
September 13, 2011
September 7, 2011
September 6, 2011
August 29, 2011
- Redistricting Politics | Video
- Arizona established an Independent Redistricting Commission to try to take politics out of the process of redrawing Arizona’s legislative and congressional boundaries. Political consultants Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group and Barry Dill of First Strategic Communications and Public Affairs talk about the reality of removing politics from the redistricting process.
August 24, 2011
- Arizona Redistricting | Video
- The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is in the process of redrawing legislative district maps. The process is supposed to circumvent politics, but it has not done that. Arizona State University political science professor Jennifer Steen will talk about the process.
August 16, 2011
- Downtown Phoenix Revitalization | Video
- Kimber Lanning, Director of Local First Arizona; David Roderique, President and CEO of Downtown Phoenix Partnership; and Robert Melikian, owner of Hotel San Carlos share their views about what’s happening, and what needs to happen, to revitalize downtown Phoenix.
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
- Green Chamber of Commerce | Video
- Mara DeFilippis, the founder and CEO of the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce talks about her group’s mission and some changes to the organization.
July 20, 2011
- Excess State Revenue | Video
- The State of Arizona is on track to collect more tax revenues than projected when lawmakers passed the 2012 budget. State Senator Kyrsten Sinema
(D-Phoenix) and State Representative Justin Olson (R-Mesa) debate what the State should do with any extra money it collects.
July 14, 2011
- Political Turmoil in Quartzsite, Arizona | Video
- Arizona Republic Columnist Doug MacEachern discusses the political battle between the mayor and town council of Quartzsite, Arizona that’s been in the national spotlight ever since a video of a woman being arrested at a Council meeting was posted to YouTube.
July 13, 2011
- Cutting Taxes | Video
- Do government revenues increase when taxes are cut? It’s a claim often made in congress and the state legislature. ASU Economists Dennis Hoffman Dean Robert Mittelstaedt from the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss the issue.
July 12, 2011
- Phoenix Mayoral Race | Video
- Lyhn Bui from the Arizona Republic discusses candidates looking to replace Mayor Phil Gordon in the upcoming mayoral election.
July 11, 2011
- Senate President Russell Pearce Recall | Video
- A citizens group has submitted enough valid signatures to force Senator Russell Pearce into a recall election. Find out what the next steps are with State Election Director Amy Bjelland.
- NonPartisan Primary Elections | Video
- An effort is underway to put an proposition on the 2012 general election ballot to create nonpartisan primary elections as a way to elect more mainstream candidates. ASU Political Science professor Jennifer Steen explains how similar systems have worked in other states.
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.
June 27, 2011
- DPS Computer Hack | Video
- Ken Colburn, the CEO of Data Doctors, discusses the recent breach of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s computer system.
June 2, 2011
- Tequila Party | Video
- What will it take for the upstart Tequila Party to become a political force to be reckoned with? Pollster Mike O’Neil discusses challenges facing this group that seeks to get out the Latino vote and champion issues such as immigration reform.
May 16, 2011
May 10, 2011
- Report on the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office | Video
- Arizona Republic reporters JJ Hensley and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez provide an overview of what an investigation conducted by the Pinal County Sheriff’s office has revealed about operations at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
May 9, 2011
- SB 1070 Appeal | Video
- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne discusses Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court to lift a federal judge’s injunction that prohibits key parts of SB 1070 from taking effect.
May 4, 2011
- New Speaker of the House | Video
- When Kirk Adams recently stepped down as Speaker of the House to make a run for Congress, lawmakers wasted little time in selecting a replacement. Meet the new Speaker, Andy Tobin a Republican from Paulden, Arizona.
May 2, 2011
- Redistricting: Online Mapping Tool | Video
- The Arizona Competitive Districts Coalition has launched an online mapping tool and a redistricting competition that lets the public try its hand at redrawing Arizona’s political boundaries. Learn more about it from co-chairs of the Coalition, Roberta Voss and Ken Clark.
April 28, 2011
- House Speaker Steps Down | Video
- Speaker of the House Kirk Adams discusses stepping down from his leadership role to focus on a run for Congress.
April 26, 2011
April 25, 2011
- Glendale Casino Update | Video
- Get the latest information on efforts by the Tohono O’odham Indian nation to build a casino in Glendale. The Phoenix Business Journal’s Mike Sunnucks will bring us up to date.
- Economic Future of Indian Lands | Video
- ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is hosting a conference that examines issues of economic development on Indian lands. Carl Artman, director of the College of Law’s Tribal Economic Development Program, and Diane Enos, president of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, discuss some of the issues that impact tribal land management and strategic development.
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.
February 24, 2011
- Redistricting | Video
- Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission is getting set to redraw the state’s legislative and congressional districts. Learn about the process and the rules it must follow from Tony Sissons of Research Advisory Services, a local firm that specializes in redistricting.
February 22, 2011
- States' Rights | Video
- Fed-up with federal mandates, Arizona lawmakers are trying to assert states rights. What does that mean, and how much power do states really have? Hear what legal experts have to say about the issue.
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.
- Senator Kyl Announcement | Video
- Political Analyst Chris Herstam talks about Senator Jon Kyl’s decision not to seek reelection and the politicians who may try to run for his U.S. Senate seat in 2012.
February 3, 2011
- Challenges of Local Government | Video
- State lawmakers have introduced a number of bills that would impact cities and towns in a variety of ways. Here to discuss what Arizona's local governments are facing is Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of League of AZ Cities and Towns.
January 20, 2011
January 18, 2011
- Budget Deficit | Video
- Arizona faces a budget deficit of about $2 billion over the next 18 months. Governor Brewer has released a plan to shrink the deficit. John Arnold, the Governor's Budget Director, discusses the plan.
January 11, 2011
January 10, 2011
- Governor Jan Brewer | Video
- On the opening day of the 50th Arizona Legislature, the Governor acknowledges the Tucson shootings by postponing her State of the State Address and replacing it with a speech reflective of the tragedy.
- Democrats' Press Conference | Video
- Following the Governor’s speech, House and Senate Democrats address the shootings and call for a more civil tone at the legislature.
- Congresswoman Giffords | Video
- Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords served in the Arizona State Legislature. Former State Senator Ken Cheuvront and Senator Linda Lopez, who served with Giffords at the State Capitol, talk about their colleague and close friend.
- Giffords and the 50th State Legislature | Video
- Before the November election, Rep. Giffords appeared on Horizon where she talked about the need for politicians to work together on contentious issues like immigration reform. Hear what she had to say followed by a discussion about convening a new state legislature in the shadow of the Tucson tragedy. Guests include: political consultant Stan Barnes, Secretary of State Ken Bennett and State Representative Steve Farley.
- Consuelo Hernandez | Video
- A conversation with the sister of Daniel Hernandez. Daniel, an intern for Congresswoman Giffords, is credited with helping save her life by administering first aid on the scene.
January 3, 2011
December 15, 2010
- Influential Lobbyist | Video
- Longtime APS lobbyist Marty Shultz is retiring after 32 years. He’s been an influential player in Arizona’s policy arena for more than three decades. We’ll talk with Shultz about some of his greatest successes and most disappointing failures during his career as a business and community leader.
December 9, 2010
- Arizona's Constitution | Video
- A 100 years ago on this date, leaders of the Arizona territories signed their newly drafted constitution. Ruth McGregor, of the Constitutional Convention Event Committee, talks about the history of Arizona's constitution.
December 7, 2010
November 15, 2010
- Gerrymandering, the Documentary | Video
- In many political districts, the outcome is a foregone conclusion. It’s no accident. It’s the way the lines for the districts are drawn. Learn more about the once-a-decade process in a new documentary, “Gerrymandering.” Director Jeff Reichert will discuss his new film.
September 2, 2010
August 30, 2010
- U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke’s Resignation | Video
- In the wake of a botched gun trafficking operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Dennis Burke resigned from the office he held since 2009. Former U.S. Attorney Jose de Jesus Rivera discusses Burke’s resignation and the job he did as U.S. Attorney.
August 23, 2010
August 18, 2010
August 12, 2010
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.
June 28, 2010
- State Capitol Renewal | Video
- Today it functions mainly as a museum, but an effort is underway to put the original Arizona State Capitol building back into legislative service. Former Phoenix Mayor and Chairman of the Arizona Capitol Centennial Committe John Driggs and Phoenix Architect Don Ryden discuss the planning process that was recently approved by Legislative Council.
June 21, 2010
May 17, 2010
- Amtrak | Video
- Amtrak is looking to increase service to southern Arizona. It coincides with a move to try and get rail service between Phoenix and Tucson. Sean Holstege, an Arizona Republic reporter, talks about the developments.
April 29, 2010
April 26, 2010
April 22, 2010
- Arizona Department of Commerce | Video
- Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce, Don Cardon, discusses plans to replace the department with a new economic development authority.
April 21, 2010
- Prop 100 - Temporary Sales Tax Increase | Video
- A debate on Proposition 100. It’s a measure on the May 18th special election ballot that would temporarily increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar for three years. Representing “Yes on 100” is Marty Shultz, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of APS. Representing the “No on 100” campaign is Don Goldwater, State Chairman of the PAChyderm Coalition, a Reagan Republican organization and advises legislators in the areas of economics, immigration and other campaign issues.
April 19, 2010
- Interim County Attorney | Video
- The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Rick Romley as Interim Maricopa County Attorney. Romley, who held that office for 16 years, replaces Andrew Thomas who resigned to run for State Attorney General. Romley discusses his new job and how he plans to approach it.
March 22, 2010
- Tax Increase Debate | Video
- Voters will be deciding this May whether to increase the state sales tax by one-cent for three years. State Senator Thayer Verschoor of “Ax The Tax,” a group which opposes the increase, will discuss the proposal with John Wright of the Arizona Education Association, who supports the tax increase.
- 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 4, 2010
- Maricopa County Attorney | Video
- An interview with County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Topics include prosecuting members of the County Board of Supervisors.
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.
February 18, 2010
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.
February 15, 2010
- Maricopa County Politics | Video
- Get the latest on the infighting among officials in Maricopa County from Phoenix New Times reporter Sarah Fenske.
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.
January 21, 2010
- High Court Campaign Finance Rule | Video
- ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that supports a corporation’s First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money to help elect or defeat candidates for public office.
January 20, 2010
- Payday Loan Reform | Video
- The merits of House Bill 2161, which seeks to reform the payday loan industry, are debated.
January 14, 2010
- Senator Jon Kyl | Video
- United States Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona will discuss national issues including health care reform, immigration and security.
- Health Care Reform | Video
- Representative Kyrsten Sinema, assistant leader of the House Democrats, and Kim Van Pelt, Associate Director of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, share their views on efforts to reform the nation’s health care system.
January 13, 2010
- Democratic Legislative Leaders | Video
- Rebecca Rios, Assistant Leader of the Senate Democrats, and House Democratic Leader David Lujan discuss their goals for the legislative session.
January 12, 2010
January 11, 2010
- State of the State | Video
- A special hour-long HORIZON featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s State of the State Address in its entirety followed by commentary from political analyst Stan Barnes and former lawmaker and Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios.
January 6, 2010
- Maricopa County Issues | Video
- Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley will sort out the myriad of infighting going on in Maricopa County government.
January 5, 2010
- Arizona Attorney General | Video
- Attorney General Terry Goddard will talk about issues important to the attorney general’s office that the legislature will address this session.
December 29, 2009
- Political Cartoonists | Video
- A review of the top news of 2009 through the warped and whacked-out cartoons of Steve Benson, political cartoonist for the Arizona Republic, and nationally syndicated cartoonist Brian Fairrington.
December 10, 2009
- State Budget | Video
- The Governor’s Chief of Staff, Eileen Klein, provides an update on the $1.6 billion state budget deficit and a possible special session to deal with the shortfall.
November 19, 2009
- Loan to Pay Arizona’s Bills | Video
- State Treasurer Dean Martin discusses the $700 million loan the State of Arizona is seeking to meet its financial obligations.
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 21, 2009
- Terry Goddard | Video
- Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will talk about the latest news from his office.
October 19, 2009
- Airport Hiring | Video
- An investigative report from the Goldwater Institute has found that an airport hiring program meant to benefit minorities is instead being used by political insiders. Reporter Mark Flatten will talk about his findings.
- DPS Budget | Video
- A report out on the Arizona Department of Public Safety's budget indicates the agency could be forced to lay off one-third of its patrolmen. DPS Director Roger Vanderpool will talk about the budget.
September 24, 2009
- Arizona Gaming Department | Video
- The Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, Mark Brnovich, discusses the role and responsibilities of the department.
September 22, 2009
- State Land Commissioner | Video
- Arizona’s new State Land Commissioner, Maria Baier, talks about challenges facing the department and efforts to sell and develop State Trust Land.
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.
September 2, 2009
- Legislative Update | Video
- Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small brings us up to date on the latest from the state capitol.
September 1, 2009
- State Budget Politics | Video
- Senator Jay Tibshraeny, a Chandler Republican, talks about the politics of what’s been a painful process to pass a state budget.
August 31, 2009
- County Issues | Video
- Former Tribune reporter and reporter for the Goldwater Institute, Mark Flatten, talks about issues impacting the county, including disagreements between the county manager and seven elected officials.
August 20, 2009
- Tuition Tax Credits | Video
- How to improve Arizona's tuition tax credit law. A recent investigative series by the East Valley Tribune indicates the law is rife with abuse.
August 19, 2009
- Legislative Update | Video
- Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small has the latest on the legislature’s efforts to send another budget to the Governor.
August 18, 2009
- Child Support | Video
- August is National Child Support Month. Veronica Ragland of the Arizona Department of Economic Security will talk about the department's latest efforts to improve the collection of child support.
August 13, 2009
- Congressman Trent Franks | Video
- Congressman Trent Franks talks about health care reform, Federal stimulus dollars and other issues facing Arizona and the nation.
- “Racinos” | Video
- As the State of Arizona faces a budget shortfall of more than $3 billion, lobbyists for dog and horse tracks are suggesting that Arizona can generate much needed revenue by allowing casino games at dog and horse racing tracks. But are “racinos” a good idea? Hear what Sheila Morago of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association has to say about the issue.
August 12, 2009
- Senate Press Room | Video
- After decades with an office in the state Senate building, the Capitol Press Corps is being forced to move out of the Senate. Reporters talk about move, how it will change the way they cover the legislature, and what they’ll remember about reporting on state government from the Senate Press Room.
July 30, 2009
- Legislative Update | Video
- Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small talks about the legislature’s latest budget breakdown. Governor Jan Brewer and Republican legislative leaders have agreed to a new budget plan, but they continue to struggle to find enough votes to pass it.
July 29, 2009
- Budget Agreement | Video
- Arizona Guardian reporter Dennis Welch provides an update on a budget agreement between the Governor and Republican legislative leaders.
July 23, 2009
- Governor Jan Brewer | Video
- Ted Simons talks with Governor Jan Brewer about the current special session and the recently wrapped-up regular session of the Arizona State Legislature.
July 16, 2009
- State Trust Land | Video
- Former State Land Commissioner Mark Winkleman talks about his oversight of the State Land Department during a historic time for sales of State Trust Land.
July 15, 2009
- SCA Political Contribution | Video
- Arizona Capitol Times Reporter Jim Small discusses the latest revelations about SCA, an unregistered political committee that contributed more than $100,000 to the Arizona Republican Party during the 2008 election season.
July 8, 2009
- Special Session | Video
- The budget passed by state lawmakers at the last minute has been shot down in part by Governor Jan Brewer. House Minority Leader Representative David Lujan and House Majority Leader John McComish talk about efforts to come up with a new budget plan.
July 7, 2009
- Increasing State Revenue | Video
- ASU Economist Tom Rex discusses Governor Jan Brewer’s idea for a temporary tax increase and other options to generate state revenues.
July 1, 2009
- Capitol Update | Video
- Arizona Capitol Times’ Jim Small reports on the latest from the state capitol.
- Weatherization Assistance Program | Video
- Federal stimulus dollars are providing a huge financial lift to a program that helps low income Arizonans save money on their utility bills while making their homes more energy efficient. We'll take a look at this program that saves energy, lowers utility bills, makes homes safer, and keeps people employed.
May 18, 2009
- Metro Light Rail | Video
- Executive Director of METRO Light Rail Rick Simonetta talks about plans for future rail extensions.
January 12, 2009
- State of the State Address | Video
- Governor Janet Napolitano gives her final State of the State address before leaving for Washington, D.C., to join the Obama administration as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. HORIZON presents the address in its entirety with reaction from lawmakers. Former lawmakers Stan Barnes and Pete Rios discuss the speech with host Ted Simons.