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Despite last year’s promise, Arizona Legislature still has no code of conduct

In the wake of several behavior scandals, the Arizona Legislature pledged last session to adopt a code of conduct in order to hold members more accountable for their actions in office. Nearly a year later, that code doesn’t exist.... Read more»

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‘Let’s get to work’: Ducey touts accomplishments, lists water & education as top priorities

Education funding and the looming threat of water shortages were among the key issues Gov. Doug Ducey emphasized in his State of the State address Monday afternoon.... Read more»

What is Arizona doing about gun control?

Last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., put the national debate about gun control back into the spotlight. But at least one Arizona lawmaker remained skeptical much would change in Arizona.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Church of Blake wants a piece of Az's school voucher action

So how can Blakeism make taxpayer dollars with no accountability work for me as I spread a vision some may find morally repugnant? Stick it to the suckers, that's how. Arizona lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill to give tax money to religious schools. Well, I've got a church and I will teach those little ragamuffins all they need to know.... Read more»2

Cursive on track to make a comeback in Az schools

Cursive — not required by Common Core teaching standards — has disappeared from Arizona public schools, but a new Senate bill would require cursive reading and writing be taught. ... Read more»

Fund schools, parents and educators tell Az legislators

Parents and educators descended on the State Capitol on Tuesday to voice their concerns to legislators about the poor state of Arizona's education system.... Read more»

Lawmaker wants limited ban on midwife use

A state lawmaker wants to bar midwife use by women who have had cesarean sections or are facing breech births or multiple births.... Read more»

Bill would limit school overrides to even-numbered years

A state lawmaker wants to require school district bond overrides to be held only in even-numbered years, saying that would provide the largest possible turnout.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Food Bank hopes to make holidays brighter for struggling families

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Washington contributor, called in from the nation's capitol with an update on governmental affairs. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, we talked with Bill Carnegie, director of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and state Sen. David Bradley. And to close out the show, the Superstars of the UA College of Science series featured Dr. Andrew Cohen, UA Geosciences professor, discussing his work in East Africa.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Public shares ideas to improve CPS

Beth Rosenberg of the Children's Action Alliance, state Sen. David Bradle, KVOI talk show host Joe Dreyfuss, Richard White of the Red Cross, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Deadline to mail ballots today

Interviews with: City Council candidate Ben Buehler-Garcia, state Sen. Steve Farley (D-LD9), Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, RNC Committeeman Bruce Ash, Middle East expert Prof. Stephen Zunes.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Rep. Ron Barber with an update from Congress

Interviews with Patrick McNamara of Inside Tucson Business, Penelope Jacks of the Children's Action Alliance, state Sen. David Bradley (D-LD10), along with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber (D-CD2), Councilman Paul Cunningham, and 'Ace' Thakore of Pointguardu.com.... Read more»

Gun control forum Saturday

A panel discussion on preventing gun violence Saturday will include a number of lawmakers, along with gun control advocates and gun rights supporters. The forum will take place at St. Mark's Church, 2-4 p.m.... Read more»

Among veterans in Legislature, a drive to help returning troops

As a retired Marine, Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, said he knows how challenging it can be for veterans transitioning back to civilian life. “We owe it to them to try and give them something to get them back into society, so they’re not just collecting unemployment, and to allow them to use the talents they picked up to put them to work,” he said.... Read more»

Az legislators muster veterans caucus

The group includes five Democrats and two Republicans, most of whom have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Members say they are working on bipartisan legislation that will benefit Arizona veterans. One early result is a bill boosting incentives for hiring disabled veterans.... Read more»

Clean Elections legislative debates Wednesday: LD10, LD14

State House candidates for LD10 and LD14 will debate Wednesday evening in the last legislative debates between Southern Arizona candidates hosted by the Clean Elections Commission.... Read more»

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