Gavel to Gavel: The Arizona Legislature
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Gavel to Gavel: The Arizona Legislature Podcast

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Between the gossip, scandals and posturing at the state Legislature are decisions that will impact the lives of every Arizonan. Each week, Arizona Public Media tunes out the noise and puts into context the issues that matter.
Arizona House speaker testifies on efforts to overturn the 2020 election

Arizona House speaker testifies on efforts to overturn the 2020 election

June 21, 2022 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

Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for Arizona's capitol

June 7, 2022 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

Arizona lawmakers consider changing regulations for school buses

May 31, 2022 Backers argue it will allow more flexibility in student transportation. Opponents say the proposal cuts corners on student safety.
The future of the death penalty in Arizona

The future of the death penalty in Arizona

May 18, 2022 AZPM spoke with Jimmy Jenkins, criminal justice reporter for The Arizona Republic, as the state resumes executions.
Arizona after Roe

Arizona after Roe

May 10, 2022 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

Arizona's declining childhood vaccination rates

May 3, 2022 "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

The Constitutional amendment that could disqualify some Arizona politicians from office

April 26, 2022 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?

Arizona has a surplus. How will lawmakers spend it?

April 19, 2022 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

The man behind Arizona's sentencing laws

April 12, 2022 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

Arizona could create new rules for voting by mail

April 5, 2022 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

Lawmakers vote to ban abortions after 15 weeks

March 29, 2022 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

Changes coming to Arizona's Medicaid program

March 23, 2022 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

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

March 15, 2022 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?

Can your legislator block you on Twitter?

March 8, 2022 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

Why Arizona embraced the initiative process

March 2, 2022 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.
Transgender Arizonans and the 2022 legislative session

Transgender Arizonans and the 2022 legislative session

February 22, 2022 The state Capitol this year has seen a flurry of legislation that would impact transgender Arizonans, particularly children.
Arizona House votes to raise school spending limit

Arizona House votes to raise school spending limit

February 15, 2022 Senate must pass similar resolution before March to prevent $1.1 billion in budget cuts.
Arizona legislators report receiving dozens of complimentary trips in 2021

Arizona legislators report receiving dozens of complimentary trips in 2021

February 8, 2022 Financial disclosures published earlier this month show Arizona legislators took at least 67 trips last year on someone else's dime.
How is Arizona using its border security fund?

How is Arizona using its border security fund?

February 1, 2022 Gov. Ducey wants to add $50 million to the fund. But most of the money already in the fund has not been spent.
Arizona has long embraced voting by mail but it could get harder

Arizona has long embraced voting by mail but it could get harder

January 25, 2022 A flurry of legislation could change where Arizonans vote and how those votes are counted.

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Andrew Oxford

About the Show

Between the gossip, scandals and posturing at the state Legislature are decisions that will impact the lives of every Arizonan. Each week, Arizona Public Media tunes out the noise and puts into context the issues that matter.
Arizona Public Media is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
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