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Arizona House speaker testifies on efforts to overturn the 2020 election

Axios Phoenix reporter Jeremy Duda discusses the hearing's impact on Arizona politics and the select committee's work.

Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for Arizona's capitol

When Arizona set about designing its current capitol, the star architect had some of his own ideas.

Arizona lawmakers consider changing regulations for school buses

Backers argue it will allow more flexibility in student transportation. Opponents say the proposal cuts corners on student safety.

Traffic fatalities climbed in 2021. What can lawmakers do about it?

Tara Gill at Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says Arizona gets poor marks for its traffic safety laws.

The future of the death penalty in Arizona

AZPM spoke with Jimmy Jenkins, criminal justice reporter for The Arizona Republic, as the state resumes executions.

Arizona after Roe

Gavel to Gavel speaks with The 19th's Shefali Luthra about the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on Arizona, where an old abortion ban remains in law.

Arizona's declining childhood vaccination rates

"A half a percent doesn't sound like a lot but after 10 years, that's 5%, which is a lot," says Will Humble, executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association.

The Constitutional amendment that could disqualify some Arizona politicians from office

Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was written to keep Confederate leaders out of government after the Civil War but has a newfound relevance.

Arizona has a surplus. How will lawmakers spend it?

Gavel to Gavel speaks with economist Jim Rounds about the state's budget outlook and how long Arizona's surplus might last.

The man behind Arizona's sentencing laws

This week on Gavel to Gavel, ProPublica's Nicole Santa Cruz discusses the role of Steve Twist in shaping criminal justice in Arizona.

Arizona could create new rules for voting by mail

Opponents point to Texas, which adopted similar policies and saw thousands of ballots rejected during a primary election last month.

Lawmakers vote to ban abortions after 15 weeks

Shefali Luthra, a reporter for The 19th, explains the SB 1164's potential impact and how it connects to similar legislation around the country.

Changes coming to Arizona's Medicaid program

Hundreds of thousands of Arizonans who got health coverage through Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic may have to verify their eligibility in the coming months.

New interest in an obscure political office at the base of Arizona’s GOP

Arizona lawmakers face a backlash after scrapping elections this year for precinct committeemen. What is driving new interest in the post?

Can your legislator block you on Twitter?

Public officials have used social media platforms to announce policies, share important information and shut out the constituents they do not like.

Why Arizona embraced the initiative process

Legislators are proposing to make it harder for voters to pass laws at the ballot box. But John Matsusaka argues voters tend to turn to the initiative process when they feel legislators are out of touch.

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