Arizona Elections

Mexico-U.S. Imports And Exports Fall Almost 50%
Mexico is the United States’ main trading partner. But trade between both countries has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as imports and exports dropped historically.
Judge: Social Security Cant Withhold Benefits From Same-Sex Couples
A federal judge in Tucson has ruled the Social Security Administration cannot withhold survivor’s benefits from some same-sex couples, even if they were not married for the required amount of time to get those benefits before one spouse passed away. Attorney Peter Renn talked about the ruling that will have nationwide impacts.
June 5, 2020
WATCH: President Trump Speaks About Strong Jobs Report
President Donald Trump is speaking about the unexpectedly strong jobs report at the White House on Friday morning.
June 5, 2020
Phoenix Makes The Shortlist For Republican National Convention
Plans to hold the Republican National Convention in North Carolina have fallen through, and Phoenix is now on the short list of potential new locations. But a Democratic state lawmaker has concerns.
June 5, 2020
Report Shows Voting Inequities In Indian Country
Many states plan to rely more heavily on a mail-in ballot system with the coronavirus and social distancing in mind. But a report released Thursday says that’s problematic for tribes.
June 4, 2020
Some Student Loans Helped By CARES Act
The CARES Act includes provisions to help borrowers pay back their federal student loans, such as automatically suspending both principal and interest payments through September. But, while that applies to the majority of federal student loans, it doesn’t include all of them.
June 4, 2020
What Arizonans Need To Know About Jacob Wohl
Jacob Wohl is infamous due to finance-related allegations against him. The Corporation Commission determined that Wohl hadn't been honest in efforts to get tens of thousands of dollars from people for his investment firm. Recently, Arizona's Attorney General's Office decided it would pursue Wohl.
June 4, 2020
AZ Rep. Bolding Wants More Info On Dion Johnson Killing
On Memorial Day, Dion Johnson, an African American man, was fatally shot by a DPS trooper. Johnson’s death, along with that of George Floyd in Minneapolis and others, has been the impetus behind many of the protests that have taken place in Phoenix and nationwide since May 25. It’s also one of the reasons legislative Democrats have called for a special session, to take up several police reform measures.
June 4, 2020
Brnovich Offers To Oversee Police Shooting, Use-Of-Force Investigations
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said his office is willing to provide oversight of investigations into police shootings and excessive use-of-force cases. In a letter Wednesday to Gov. Doug Ducey and GOP legislative leaders, Brnovich wrote “it is imperative that we maintain public confidence” in those investigations.
June 4, 2020
Phoenix Budget In Limbo Over Police Department Oversight Office
The issue of police oversight leaves Phoenix’s budget in limbo — at least for a few more days. On Wednesday night, after a meeting that lasted more than five hours, the City Council failed to pass a tentative budget.
June 4, 2020
Arizona In The Running To Host Republican National Convention
Several states are vying to host President Donald Trump when he accepts his party’s nomination later this year, after Trump officially pulled the plug on North Carolina because of the state's concerns over the coronavirus.
June 4, 2020
Lawmakers Want Answers About Eviction Prevention Plan
In March, Arizona set up a program to help cover rent for people who have lost income due to the pandemic. About 11,000 have applied for relief but most have not received anything. Now, some state legislators want answers from the housing department.
June 3, 2020
9th Circuit Hears Ousted Lawmaker Don Shooters Appeal
A federal court heard arguments Tuesday over lawmakers’ ability to remove fellow members. Attorneys for the state and a former House speaker argued the legislature can remove a member for any reason, including political affiliation and race-- as long as they get a two-thirds vote.
June 3, 2020
Why Phoenix Leaders Won’t Open City Pools
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department director had a plan to open public pools this summer, but city leaders failed to reach an agreement and they will remain closed.
June 3, 2020
Lack Of Arts Funding In AZ Comes With Hard Costs To Economy
The state budget for the 2021 fiscal year passed with a huge hole for arts funding in Arizona. Last year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts received $2 million in state funding. That allocation was zeroed out by state legislators in the budget they passed.
June 2, 2020
COVID-19 Health Disparities At Heart Of 2020 Elections For Some Voters
New voters headed to the polls this election year will have to consider a shifting political landscape not experienced in the U.S. in generations. For young Latino voters like Adela Diaz, the coronavirus pandemic brought her biggest political concerns to the forefront for the entire country to consider.
June 3, 2020
Curfew Does Not Take Homeless Population Into Account
Late Sunday afternoon, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency and announced a statewide, weeklong curfew. The curfew prohibits people from standing, sitting, traveling or being on any public street or public place. However, Ducey’s order did not appear to exempt homeless individuals.
June 2, 2020
Survey: Two-Thirds Of AZ Voters Support Marijuana Initiative
A new survey shows that two out of three Arizona voters are likely to vote yes on a November 2020 ballot measure to legalize the sale and use of marijuana in Arizona.
June 2, 2020
Maricopa County Launches Online Portal For Early Voting Signup
The Maricopa County Elections Department has launched a new online portal ahead of the August primary election
June 1, 2020
Trump To Nations Governors: You Have To Dominate
After days of consecutive protests in cities across the globe, including in the Phoenix area, President Donald Trump on Monday took to the phone and told the nation’s governors they need to dominate.
June 1, 2020
Gov. Ducey Says Arizona Leaders Requested Curfew, But Who Are They?
Gov. Ducey said his statewide emergency declaration and curfew came at the request of local leaders and in coordination with state and local law enforcement. But so far his office isn’t telling us who requested the curfew, and the mayors of Arizona’s two largest cities say they learned about it through the governor’s tweet.
May 31, 2020