Arizona Politics News


Hobbs vetoes bill to force some areas to dismantle encampments
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill Monday designed to force communities to dismantle homeless encampments.
Title fraud victim hopes new service will stop future scams
This week, the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office announced a new, free service called Maricopa Title Alert. It works like Google Alerts and monitors document recordings of names entered into the system.
June 1, 2023
Bill Gates wont seek reelection to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, who’s faced threats and harassment for his defense of the county’s elections since certifying the vote in 2020, said Thursday he won’t seek reelection in 2024.
June 1, 2023
Hobbs urges Biden to designate proposed Grand Canyon monument
Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs has urged President Joe Biden to use the Antiquities Act to designate the proposed Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument.
June 1, 2023
Ex-Cochise County official gets $130K settlement
A former elections official for a rural Arizona county where leaders have embraced election conspiracy theories has received a $130,000 settlement over toxic work environment claims.
June 1, 2023
Universal school vouchers to cost AZ $900M by 2024
The system of universal vouchers enacted by Republican lawmakers is going to cost Arizona taxpayers $900 million this coming school year – 60% more than what lawmakers put into the budget just a month ago.
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June 1, 2023
Phoenix to get up to $60M for Colorado River water cut
The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a plan Wednesday to give up a share of its Colorado River allocation in exchange for money.
May 31, 2023
Hobbs nominee to oversee AZ Registrar of Contractors rejected by Senate panel
Republicans on a state Senate committee oppose confirming Democrat Martin Quezada as director of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, citing his progressive background, voting habits as a former state senator and past social media posts.
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May 31, 2023
Victims of violent crime drive legislative change to state aid programs
An Associated Press examination found that more than half of state Legislatures in recent years have passed changes to their state victim compensation programs, where thousands of people turn each year for help with funeral costs, medical bills or other expenses after becoming the victim of a violent crime.
May 31, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs announces chief of staff replacement
Chad Campbell, a consultant who once served as the top Democrat in the Arizona House, will soon serve as Gov. Katie Hobbs’ new chief of staff.
May 31, 2023
Tempe Mayor: AZ needs more housing vouchers, and residents need help using them
Affordable housing is a challenge all over the state — including in the city of Tempe. Mayor Corey Woods joined The Show to talk about how his city is working to find housing for people in need.
May 31, 2023
A bipartisan Rio Verde Foothills water plan is trying to check all the boxes
Last week, Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill that would have forced Scottsdale to resume selling water to the unincorporated community of the Rio Verde Foothills. In her veto letter, she told lawmakers to instead send her another bill: HB 2561, sponsored by Republican Rep. Alexander Kolodin.
May 31, 2023
Long lines of migrants wait to seek asylum at ports of entry since end of Title 42
The Show spoke to Gia Del Pino, Kino Border Initiative communications director, to discuss what the border looks like three weeks past the end of Title 42.
May 31, 2023
How Phoenix might get more federal housing vouchers
Phoenix leaders are pushing Arizona’s congressional delegation to help low-income residents. Specifically, they want more federal vouchers for subsidized housing.
May 30, 2023
Biggs says debt ceiling deal is an abomination
Both President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have said it’s a compromise that includes GOP demands, like cuts in spending. But Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs said the proposal is an “abomination.”
May 30, 2023
Heres where the Arizona Coyotes could play next
The Show talked about what might be next for the Coyotes with Sean Gentille, senior NHL writer for The Athletic, and started with what the conversations are like now within the NHL about the team’s future.
May 30, 2023
Pinal County officials want to try hand counting ballots, even after 2022 missteps
Human error caused election officials in Pinal County to initially fail to count hundreds of ballots in the 2022 midterm elections. Now county officials want to try hand counting ballots — another approach prone to human error.
May 30, 2023
Arizona AG files lawsuit against manufacturers of PFAS
Regulators have begun to focus on chemicals found in things like plastics and firefighting foam, the so-called forever chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems.
May 29, 2023
Hobbs vetoes bill that would have removed AZ from voter-registration program
On Friday, Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill that would have removed Arizona from a program that helps perform voter registration checks across state lines.
May 29, 2023
Hobbs vetoes bill that would ban the use of photo radar on roads
Arizona motorists will have to keep an eye out for photo radar and red light cameras for the foreseeable future. Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill on Friday that would have banned their us
May 29, 2023
New budget scales back water projects such as desalination
Before he left office, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called for aggressive investment in water augmentation projects such as desalination, and the state committed a billion dollars in funding over three years toward that goal. But Arizona’s new budget will scale back those efforts.
May 29, 2023