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Oct 13, 2022

Candidates misstate opponents’ abortion positions 

As abortion cases wind their way through the court system, candidates for November's election on both sides of the aisle have avoided detailing their exact stance on the controversial issue. That’s opened the door for wild – and unsupported – claims about candidates’ positions on the issue. 

Jan 27, 2020

The Breakdown: Love letters and budget

The House is embroiled in scandal over a Republican representative’s personal life for the third time in as many years, and this time, there are letters.

Jun 17, 2019

The Breakdown: Have you no honor?

How exactly do you work with someone you believe has betrayed you? That’s a question some lawmakers are asking themselves about the state’s county prosecutors after what some saw as an 11th hour reversal on criminal justice reform measures.

Teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Chandler, Ariz. Arizona teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay raise and more than $1 billion in new education funding. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Apr 23, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 15: The teachers have spoken

Public school employees voted last week, and they've decided to strike - but leadership behind the Red for Ed movement pumped the breaks.

Members of Arizona Educators United protest on April 10 as Gov. Doug Ducey gives his weekly KTAR interview. Dozens of teachers, students and other public education advocates marched outside as the temperature in Phoenix reached 100 degree for the first time this year. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 16, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 14: Enough is enough?

Gov. Doug Ducey offered teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020, but will that be enough to satisfy their demands?

In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery speaks during a news conference in Phoenix. Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in the closely watched case. The high court kept intact a lower-court ruling from three weeks ago that struck down the law, which was passed in 2006 amid a series of immigration crackdowns in Arizona over the past decade. Montgomery and Sehriff Joe Arpaio defended the law before the courts.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Mar 26, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 11: Where do we even begin?

Last week, the Capitol was abuzz with everything from talk of criminal justice reform to how to fund Arizona's public education system - and that's just the beginning.

Mar 19, 2018

The Breakdown: Spring break

https://azcapitoltimes.com/files/2018/03/The-Breakdown-Break.mp3   Thanks for listening to The Breakdown! We’re taking a break this week. But you can come back on March 26 for our next episode.

Debbie Lesko (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Feb 19, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 7: ‘Hamilton’ was bound to come up sometime

The Arizona Capitol Times team didn't know how to say no to a "Hamilton" tribute, and "licenses schmicenses" was a real topic of conversation.

(Photo by Ellen O'Brien/Arizona Capitol Times)
Feb 12, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 6: Details, details

After two weeks in one crisis or another, lawmakers really got to work last week, and our reporters dug in.

Don Shooter awaits a vote by the state House on whether to expel him on Feb. 1, 2018. He was later removed from office by a vote of 56-3. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Feb 5, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 5: Expelled

The Arizona House of Representatives took a historic vote on Thursday to expel one of its members, Republican Don Shooter.

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jan 8, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 1: Opening day

On the inaugural episode of The Breakdown, our reporters lay out what they're expecting to see this legislative session.

Jan 3, 2018

Arizona Capitol Times to launch podcast on statewide politics

Don't just read the Arizona Capitol Times. On Jan. 8, start listening.