Politics

Controversial housing bill stalls at the AZ Senate
One of the most significant legislative efforts to address Arizona’s affordable housing crisis is stalled in the state Senate.
March 1, 2024
Arizona Board of Regents Chair Fred DuVal steps down
DuVal’s departure as chair comes less than one week after Gov. Katie Hobbs demanded a meeting with the chair of the Arizona Board of Regents and the president of the University of Arizona.
March 1, 2024
Diocese of Tucson seeks donations to continue migrant services in wake of funding cliff
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson and Casa Alitas are asking community members to consider donating to help asylum seekers in Tucson as federal dollars run out and street releases are set to begin on April 1.
March 1, 2024
Republican legislators speak out against proposed abortion ballot measure
A group of Republican Arizona legislators is speaking out against a proposed ballot measure to expand abortion access in the state.
March 1, 2024
No Labels will meet privately as it decides whether to launch a 2024 bid
The third-party presidential movement No Labels plans to meet next week to discuss its path forward as it decides whether to help launch an independent candidacy for the White House.
March 1, 2024
AZ House gives preliminary OK to bill adding course before drivers tests
Graduated driver’s licenses are for new drivers between the ages of 16 and 18. The Arizona House gave preliminary approval this week to a bill that would add to the requirements to get one.
March 1, 2024
AZ Senate denies bid to adjourn House so 17 members can go to Israel
The state Senate voted to deny a request to let the House adjourn for a week in March so 17 of its members could go on a trip to Israel.
March 1, 2024
Federal judge upholds provisions of Arizonas voting laws that require proof of citizenship
In a ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton concluded Arizona legislators did not discriminate when they adopted the laws and the state does have an interest in preventing voter fraud and limiting voting to those individuals eligible to vote.
March 1, 2024
Former Arizona lawmaker found guilty of sexual conduct with a minor
A former state lawmaker was found guilty of sexual conduct with a minor Thursday. Tony Navarrete resigned from the Arizona Senate after being indicted in 2021 on multiple charges of sexual conduct with minors.
March 1, 2024
NewsCap: If Stephen Richer loses, Democrats win
To talk about a new entrant into the GOP primary for Maricopa County recorder, more immigration bills moving through the state Legislature and more, The Show sat down with Doug Cole of HighGround and Karl Gentles of The Gentles Agency.
March 1, 2024
Arizonas Rep. Eli Crane helps U.S. House pass the Native American Entrepreneurial Opportunity Act
On Thursday, an overwhelmingly bipartisan resolution passed the U.S. House to help benefit tribal entrepreneurs on reservations. And one of its co-sponsors came from Arizona's congressional delegation.
March 1, 2024
3 Education Department employees indicted in $600K voucher fraud
Prosecutors said Thursday that the three employees approved applications for 17 students — five of whom were fictitious — that admitted them into the voucher program using forged birth certificates and special education evaluations.
Feb. 29, 2024
U.S. government warns that AZ proposal could lead to takeover of state agency
Federal officials warn that Arizona lawmakers are voting on a bill that violates the Occupational Health and Safety Act and could result in a federal takeover of the state’s workplace safety inspections.
More Arizona politics news
Feb. 29, 2024
Black Chamber of  Arizona CEO Robin Reed has died
In a statement Thursday, the Chamber called his death a loss for all of Arizona. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego expressed appreciation for Reed’s contribution to lifting up small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Feb. 29, 2024
AZ representative: Sandra Day OConnor is undistinguished
The GOP lawmaker bashed the late Supreme Court justice while urging members to vote against a bill to build a statue in her honor, which he incorrectly said would be at the Arizona Capitol.
Feb. 29, 2024
Secretary of state asked to investigate Heap for alleged campaign finance violation
A Democratic strategist is requesting an investigation of a Republican state lawmaker, now running for Maricopa County recorder, for allegedly violating campaign finance disclosure law.
Feb. 29, 2024
Groundwater protection bill passes AZ Senate
A bill to allow rural communities to manage and create groundwater protection areas passed out of the state Senate on Thursday, despite opposition from Democrats and some rural Republican county officials.
Feb. 29, 2024
As court decision looms, some AZ abortion clinics see increase in support
Arizona's Supreme Court has still not announced whether Arizona doctors will be able to continue providing abortions up to 15 weeks, or if the state should enforce a law that would ban abortion almost entirely. But some Arizona abortion providers say they've seen an increase in support for their services amid the legal uncertainty.
Feb. 29, 2024
Bill requiring AZ board to conduct teacher retention study moves forward
The Senate Education Committee has advanced a bill that would require the State Board of Education to complete an annual study on teacher retention.
Feb. 29, 2024
Bill requiring disclosure of political deep fakes heads to final Arizona Senate vote
The proposal from Sen. Frank Carroll (R-Sun City) would require videos and audio with political candidates generated by AI within 90 days of an election to disclose the person is computer generated.
Feb. 29, 2024

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