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.”
AZ lawmaker apologizes over hiding Bibles in House of Representatives lounge
A Tucson lawmaker apologized Wednesday to House colleagues for moving and hiding copies of the Bible in the members' lounge, saying she was trying to make a "playful" point about the separation of church and state.
April 27, 2023
State Rep. Stahl Hamilton apologizes for hiding Bibles
A Tucson lawmaker apologized Wednesday to House colleagues for moving and hiding copies of the Bible in the members’ lounge, saying she was trying to make a “playful” point about the separation of church and state.
April 27, 2023
Hobbs announces cross-border electric trucking program
This week, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced a cross-border electric trucking pilot program aimed at introducing more electric trucks in the international supply chain.
April 26, 2023
A new Utah law restricts abortions to hospitals. One advocate says its a de facto ban
Utah’s governor last month signed into law a measure that’ll require abortions to be performed in hospitals. Under the new law, the state will stop issuing new licenses to abortion clinics next week; the licenses will be outlawed altogether by next year.
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April 26, 2023
AZ countys new elections head shared voter fraud memes
A rural Arizona county where leaders have embraced voting machine conspiracies on Tuesday hired an elections director who has promoted the false claims that voter fraud cost former President Donald Trump reelection in 2020.
April 26, 2023
Why Dems stopped short of overriding Hobbs tamale veto
The effort to override a gubernatorial veto for the first time since 1981 failed yesterday at the state Capitol. House Republicans could not muster the two-thirds majority needed to override Gov. Katie Hobbs' veto of the so-called “tamale bill.”
April 26, 2023
Why Republicans and Democrats alike are concerned about a No Labels presidential nominee
The centrist political group No Labels is getting on the ballot in individual states like Arizona, causing consternation among the major political parties about No Labels’ endgame.
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April 26, 2023
AHCCCS lacks money to finish fiscal year without action from Legislature
The state’s Medicaid program won’t have money to pay its bill next month unless the governor and lawmakers reach a deal on the budget.
April 25, 2023
Phoenix is cleaning up The Zone block by block. Heres how
“The Zone” will be cleaned up, closed off block by block, and each resident will be offered services and a place to go. This plan is an extension of efforts the city already has in place and is set to be executed among learning that the homeless population in Maricopa County has only gone up.
April 25, 2023
EPCOR makes its case to provide water to Rio Verde Foothills residents
It’s been several months now since about 1,000 residents of the Rio Verde Foothills stopped getting water from Scottsdale. Now, a private utility company Epcor has made its case to be the community’s water supplier.
April 25, 2023
Mifepristone rulings leave AZ abortion providers in limbo
The U.S. Supreme Court stepped in to protect access to the widely-used abortion pill mifepristone late last week after a federal judge in Texas made the unprecedented decision to impose a nationwide ban on the drug.
April 25, 2023
In the debate over gender identity and sports, roller derby seems to have it figured out
Roller derby is a fast-paced contact sport played on four-wheeled skates. To outsiders, it can seem to be a mostly women’s game, but derby itself is not so binary. While the country is in political turmoil over gender and sports, roller derby has had it figured out for a while.
April 25, 2023
Arizona Capitol Times to challenge restraining order
The Arizona Capitol Times plans to challenge a restraining order obtained by GOP state Sen. Wendy Rogers against one of its reporters.
April 24, 2023
Tempe agreement may bring new shelter
A recently approved intergovernmental agreement between Tempe and Maricopa County may lead to the purchase of a hotel or motel to provide shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness.
April 24, 2023
Secretary of Education talks student debt relief, school choice
The McCarthy Republican debt ceiling plan includes $4.5 trillion in cuts — including the elimination of Biden’s proposed student loan forgiveness plan, which is awaiting its fate at the U.S. Supreme Court now. The Show spoke with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona about it.
April 24, 2023
Bidens executive order falls short on funding for caregivers, advocates say
Last week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order designed to improve caregiving for children, seniors and people with developmental disabilities.
April 24, 2023
Dems wont override Hobbs veto of cottage food bill
It looks like the street corner and parking lot sale of tamales is going to remain illegal, at least for the time being.
April 23, 2023
9th Circuit rules Biden had power to mandate COVID-19 vaccines
A federal court of appeals has ruled the Biden administration has the power to require the state or any Arizona company with a federal contract to vaccinate all of its workers against COVID-19.
April 21, 2023
AZ Appeals Court: State GOP party must pay $18K in fees over election lawsuit
The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that found a lawsuit filed by the state’s Republican Party after the 2020 election was groundless and filed in bad faith. The court ordered the party to pay $18,000.
April 21, 2023
Friday NewsCap: Why Gov. Katie Hobbs said no to tamales
Former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones and former state lawmaker Reginald Bolding joined The Show to talk about Gov. Katie Hobbs setting a new veto record, who might succeed Liz Harris in the Legislature after her expulsion and more.
April 21, 2023