Arizona Politics News


Hobbs chief of staff Allie Bones resigns
Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Thursday that her chief of staff Allie Bones has resigned.
Kari Lakes attorneys hit with $2,000 fine by the Arizona Supreme Court
Attorneys for failed Arizona gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake are being fined $2,000 by the Arizona Supreme Court after the justices concluded they lied — repeatedly — in one of their claims about why she is entitled to a new election.
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May 4, 2023
Ducey broke no laws ending COVID unemployment funds early, court says
The governor ended extra weekly federal unemployment dollars 8 weeks before the federal government did in 2021.
May 4, 2023
Effort to recall Cochise County supervisor fails
An effort to recall one of the supervisors who refused to certify the 2022 election in rural Cochise County has failed. Tom Crosby is one of two Republican supervisors on the three-person board meant to certify the 2022 election.
May 4, 2023
Phoenix to name Metrocenter transit hub after Williams
A new transit center being built at Metrocenter will be named after a longtime Phoenix council member.
May 4, 2023
Senate vote to fund AHCCCS could be a sign that a budget is coming soon
The State Senate on Wednesday voted to approve the federal funding Arizona’s Medicaid program needs to pay its bills. On a 26-3 vote, Senators approved a bill to allocate more than $3.25 billion to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS.
May 4, 2023
The head of Yumas hospital is nervous about the end of Title 42
Once Title 42 goes away, many experts anticipate a new wave of migrants coming across the border, seeking asylum here. Earlier surges have strained service providers, including Yuma Regional Medical Center, which is bracing for what’s to come next week and beyond.
May 4, 2023
Sheriff Penzone explains why keeping drugs out of jails isnt possible
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone has spoken out publicly several times this year as reports of overdoses and deaths in the county jails have racked up and footage of inmates being wheeled out of jails on gurneys has hit the news.
May 4, 2023
Bipartisan group of lawmakers rally to support housing bills
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers gathered at the Capitol Wednesday in support of several bills that, broadly, would roll back zoning restrictions and allow construction of manufactured homes, like casitas.
May 4, 2023
Phoenix councilwoman says spread the love when it comes to housing, homeless services
A Phoenix city councilwoman is calling on her colleagues to do more when it comes to housing and homelessness. “If there was a real desire from everyone on the council, things could change,” said Betty Guardado, whose district includes west Phoenix.
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May 3, 2023
Out-of-state lawyer to defend law barring transgender girls from sports
Top legislative Republicans have hired an out-of-state attorney to defend a 2022 Arizona law that forbids transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports.
May 4, 2023
Arizona AG says no one has legal standing to defend old abortion law
Abortion rules are still up in the air in Arizona as two conflicting laws – and the question of which should take precedence — are being debated in court.
May 3, 2023
Tempes new police chief spent 38 years in Alaska. Heres why he decided to relocate
Tempe recently appointed Ken McCoy as the city's new police chief. The position became available after Governor Katie Hobbs nominated the former chief, Jeff Glover, to lead the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
May 3, 2023
Reports link Arizona group with anti-LGBTQ bills in Uganda
LGBTQ activists are linking Family International Watch, a group located in Gilbert, to potential "anti-homosexuality" laws in Uganda.
May 3, 2023
Some worry clean-up plan for The Zone will create unsafe parks
For the first time, Phoenix plans to hire two dozen rangers to work overnight at city parks — and the timing is critical. Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O’Brien says Cortez Park at 35th and Dunlap avenues has become safer for residents since the city hired private overnight security.
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May 3, 2023
Hobbs signs bill extending funding for AZ Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Gov. Katie Hobbs has signed a bill to continue funding the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind. But Hobbs’ signature came with a message to lawmakers that their job isn’t done.
May 2, 2023
Democrat who hid Bibles in House members lounge hit with ethics complaint
Three first-term Republican lawmakers filed a complaint Monday accusing Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton of violating House ethics rules with her admitted action of hiding Bibles.
May 2, 2023
Childcare providers cautiously optimistic about Bidens caregiver plan
The Biden Administration last month issued an executive order on caregiving. It’s designed to improve care for kids, those with developmental disabilities and seniors.
May 2, 2023
ASU school namesake subject of child pornography investigation
ProPublica reporter Robert Faturechi spoke with The Show on newly released records regarding an investigation into South Dakota billionaire T. Denny Sanford.
May 2, 2023
Maricopa Association of Governments launches Heat Relief Network as temps rise
Following Arizona’s first 100-degree day of the year, the Maricopa Association of Governments and partnering agencies launched a regional Heat Relief Network, which includes 200 locations offering shade, water and indoor cooling centers.
May 1, 2023
Group defends Voters Right to Know Act in federal court
The group behind last year’s ballot measure that aims to expose dark money is asking a federal judge to toss a bid to end the new law.
May 1, 2023