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KJZZ's Friday Newscap

KJZZ's Friday Newscap

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Phoenix, AZ

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KJZZ's Friday Newscap

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English


Episodes

What can the Arizona Senate do about Wendy Rogers?

5/20/2022
This week, the state Senate voted to investigate Sen. Wendy Rogers to see whether she violated ethics rules by tweeting conspiracy theories. And a last-minute petition effort is aiming to protect abortion and other reproductive rights. To discuss this news and more, The Show spoke with Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.

Duration:00:25:54

What's next for Rep. Andy Biggs after Jan. 6 Committee subpoena

5/13/2022
This week saw a continuation of Arizona's 2020 election audit saga, with Senate President Karen Fann attempting to block the release of 700 documents related to the count. Meanwhile, Republican candidates for the state's attorney general race held their first debate. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Doug Cole of HighGround and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy.

Duration:00:23:40

What the Supreme Court abortion leak means for 2022 elections

5/6/2022
This week, a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion signaled the end of Roe v. Wade, which would mean major changes for abortion access in Arizona and around the country. Plus, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors responded to more allegations of election fraud from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with former congressional candidate Christine Jones and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.

Duration:00:24:30

How Democrats might get a say in Arizona's state budget

4/22/2022
This week, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed an interim county attorney, filling the position held by former county attorney Allister Adel. And more contention brewed over the state budget and handling its $5 billion surplus as the July 1 deadline inches closer. To discuss these stories and more, The Show spoke with Stacy Pearson, co-founder of Lumen Strategies, and Paul Bentz of consulting firm HighGround.

Duration:00:25:45

Arizona, school districts continue battle over education funding

4/15/2022
This week saw Arizona attorneys request a judge to toss a lawsuit over education funding in the state. And the state's budget is experiencing a surplus. To discuss those stories and more on the Friday NewsCap, The Show spoke with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Barrett Marson of Marson Media.

Duration:00:23:53

Arizonans overwhelmingly support early voting, but Republicans keep fighting it

4/8/2022
This week saw the state Supreme Court reject Republican efforts to see early voting declared unconstitutional. And Attorney General Mark Brnovich caused more election-related consternation. To discuss those topics and more, The Show spoke with Doug Cole of HighGround and David Lujan of Children’s Action Alliance.

Duration:00:24:59

How Arizona's new voter ID law could swing an election

4/1/2022
To talk about Gov. Ducey signing some bills on hot-button issues like voting and abortion, the legislative effort to change education funding in Arizona and more, The Show spoke with Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez.

Duration:00:25:59

Maricopa County attorney used to be a 'sleeper race.' Not anymore

3/25/2022
To discuss the special election for Maricopa County attorney, a pair of bills on transgender children and more, The Show spoke with Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic public affairs firm and Geoff Esposito of Creosote Partners.

Duration:00:27:05

What would happen if Arizona got rid of mail-in voting

3/18/2022
To discuss the GOP’s ongoing battle against mail-in voting, the latest with Maticoa County Attorney Allister Adel, a pending legislative special session and more, The Show spoke with Lorna Romero of Elevate Strategies and Stacy Pearson, co-founder of Lumen Strategies.

Duration:00:28:53

Kelly Townsend vs. Wendy Rogers will be 'worse than ugly'

3/11/2022
To discuss an upcoming primary battle between a pair of Republican lawmakers, the bumpy road for some election-related legislation and more, The Show spoke with former congressional candidate Christine Jones and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.

Duration:00:29:10

Why an Arizona state senator called educators 'terrorists'

2/25/2022
To talk about the Arizona Legislature lifting the school spending cap, the latest from Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel’s office, Russia invading Ukraine and more, The Show spoke with Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.

Duration:00:25:20

When will Arizona stop the school funding apocalypse?

2/18/2022
To discuss school funding, calls for Maricopa County Attorney Alister Adel to resign and more, The Show spoke with Karl Gentles of the Gentles Agency and Chuck Coughlin of HighGround.

Duration:00:28:41

Lawmakers push bills for school voucher expansion, anti-discrimination

2/11/2022
To discuss new efforts to expand school vouchers, bipartisan support for anti-discrimination measures and more, The Show spoke with political analyst Chris Herstam and political strategist Tyler Montague.

Duration:00:23:46

Arizona's house speaker sends a strong message against voting bills

2/4/2022
This week saw House Speaker Rusty Bowers reject a bill that would allow lawmakers to reject election results. Plus, early polling is out for Arizona’s elections. To discuss these happenings and more, The Show spoke with Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic public affairs; and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.

Duration:00:27:17

One state Senator stands in the way of 'crazy' election bills

1/28/2022
To discuss the latest from the Arizona legislature, the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and more, The Show spoke with Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and Paul Bentz of HighGround.

Duration:00:26:52

Why Sen Sinema's defense of the filibuster isn't just a political play

1/21/2022
To discuss Senator Sinema and the filibuster, whether action will be taken on the state’s education spending cap and more, The Show spoke to Lorna Romero of Elevate Strategies and Chad Campbell of Strategies 360.

Duration:00:26:35

What Gov. Doug Ducey left out of his State of the State address

1/14/2022
To discuss Gov. Doug Ducey’s final State of the State address, former President Donald Trump’s impending visit to Arizona and more, The Show spoke with David Lujan of Children’s Action Alliance and Jaime Molera of consulting firm Molera Alvarez.

Duration:00:28:44

Maricopa County supervisors release response to Cyber Ninjas' audit report

1/7/2022
The Maricopa County Supervisors issued an official response Jan. 5 to Florida-based firm Cyber Ninjas' ballot report of the county's 2020 presidential election audit. To discuss that and more, The Show spoke with Chuck Coughlin of HighGround and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.

Duration:00:26:47

The Friday NewsCap looks back at a busy political year in Arizona

12/31/2021
From the increasing influence of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in D.C. to the so-called ballot audit in Maricopa County, Arizona often took center stage in 2021. Take a look back at a busy political year.

Duration:00:43:29

Are Republicans OK with Kari Lake's cameras in the classroom idea?

12/10/2021
Attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera, and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic joined The Show to talk about Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ latest apology, Kari Lake’s idea of putting cameras into classrooms and more.

Duration:00:24:12