Arizona Politics News


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.”
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
Díaz: Rogers restraining order is an attack on the First Amendment
The Show spoke with Elvia Diaz, the editorial page editor of The Arizona Republic, on the issue, and she said that the case is all an attack on the First Amendment and the legitimate role of the press.
May 1, 2023
Rep. Stahl Hamilton may face an ethics complaint for hiding Bibles
The Arizona Legislature is still a member down, as they await a replacement being appointed for the expelled Liz Harris. And Rep. Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton may face an ethics complaint after hiding copies of the Bible in the House members' lounge last week.
May 1, 2023
Arizona officials want more money to run the 2024 elections
Officials and those in top governmental positions in presidential election battleground states, including Arizona, are proposing increased funding for new staff, training, and security prior to the 2024 election.
May 1, 2023
Griner attends White House Correspondents Association Dinner
Phoenix Mercury basketball star Brittney Griner made an appearance at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Her presence at the event comes shortly after holding a recent preseason press conference in Phoenix.
May 1, 2023
Hobbs criticizes state of prisons during oversight commission meeting
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday launched the first meeting of the independent prison oversight commission that she created by executive order in January.
April 29, 2023
New bathroom policy for transgender Peoria students fails to pass
The Peoria Unified School District governing board considered a bathroom policy that would have restricted transgender students from using the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The policy failed to pass Thursday night.
April 29, 2023
Judge to hear arguments in May on Rogers injunction against reporter
A judge will hear arguments in May on whether to dissolve an injunction against an Arizona Capitol Times reporter sought by state Sen. Wendy Rogers.
April 28, 2023
Friday Newscap: Biden has a compelling story to tell
Chuck Coughlin, longtime political consultant in Arizona and president and CEO of GOP consulting firm HighGround, and former state Democratic House Leader and cofounder of Lumen Strategies Chad Campbell joined The Show to talk about the news this week.
April 28, 2023