Arizona Politics News


Maricopa County Board Challenges Senate To Enforce Its Latest Election Subpoena, If They Can
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors rejected the latest subpoena of election-related materials made by two top Arizona state senators, in part because the Republicans in charge of the Senate don’t have enough votes to enforce the subpoena anyway.
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Arizona Regulators Set Final Sports Betting Rules
Final rules for sports betting in Arizona have been released and are now available on the Arizona Department of Gaming’s website. Spokesman Max Hartgraves said fantasy sports will be rolled out first, with bettors able to start participating on Aug. 28.
July 26, 2021
Dozens Arrested Outside Sinemas Office
Phoenix police arrested more than three dozen protesters Monday outside Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office on Camelback Road.
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July 26, 2021
Judge Throws Out Brnovich Bid To Use COVID-19 Funds For Tax Cuts
A federal judge has thrown out a bid by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, effectively backing the rule that money from a COVID-19 federal relief package cannot be used for tax cuts.
July 26, 2021
Boas: Ducey Should Get Back In His Lane
Over the weekend, Republic columnist Bob Robb wrote about Gov. Doug Ducey — and what he calls his attempts to “micromanage” Arizona schools as they try to keep kids and staff safe in the new school year. Phil Boas, Republic editorial page editor, argues this is actually about much more than individual battles with school districts.
July 26, 2021
Former AG Woods Criticizes Election Audit, Sen. Sinema
While former President Trump appeared at a rally in Phoenix to support the Republican-led audit of Maricopa County ballots, the state’s former attorney general took to media outlets to criticize the long-lasting effort. Grant Woods also offered sharp criticism for a member of his own party.
July 25, 2021
Former President Trump Headlines Rally In Phoenix
Former President Donald Trump was the headliner at a rally in downtown Phoenix on Saturday. Thousands of supporters arrived hours early in anticipation of Trump’s speech. Trump repeated several falsehoods about fraud in the 2020 election including the claim he had won Arizona.
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July 25, 2021
Stanton Votes For Additional U.S. Visas For Afghans
The U.S. House passed a bipartisan bill late last week that would provide an additional 8,000 special U.S. visas for Afghans who worked with U.S. military personnel in the nation’s longest-running war.
July 25, 2021
Cyber Ninjas Is Preparing An Audit Report For Senate Republicans. How Will They Use It?
Critics of the partisan, Republican-led review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County are dismissive of what a final report to Arizona Senate Republicans will say. But they're worried about what happens after that — how the report will be used.
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July 29, 2021
Most Arizona GOP Candidates Will Attend Trumps Phoenix Rally
Most Republicans running for statewide office in Arizona are expected to attend a rally with former President Donald Trump on Saturday — though it might not pay off in November 2022.
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July 23, 2021
Federal Appeals Court Rules Rep. Shooters Rights Werent Violated
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed out the claims of former state Rep. Don Shooter that his rights were violated when he was expelled in 2018 from the House of Representatives.
July 23, 2021
Friday NewsCap: COVID-19 Measures In Schools, Sinema
Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, joined The Show to talk about the debate over COVID-19 measures in schools, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s Democrat problem, the latest on the so-called election audit in Maricopa County and more
July 23, 2021
Christ: School Quarantine Policies OK In Some Cases
The state's top health official said Tuesday that schools should be able to quarantine unvaccinated students and keep them out of class in at least some cases where they have been exposed to COVID-19. Dr. Cara Christ still believes schools are the best place for children.
July 21, 2021
Push For Final Infrastructure Deal Marks Key Point For Sinema
A bipartisan and yet-to-be completely written infrastructure bill hit a procedural snag in Congress on Wednesday. But a coalition of Republican and Democratic senators that includes Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema says this week’s around-the-clock negotiations are close to producing a final deal.
July 21, 2021
What Duceys 3 New ABOR Picks Could Mean For Arizona Universities
Gov. Doug Ducey recently made three new appointments to the Arizona Board of Regents, the body that sets university tuition prices. The Show spoke more about the new appointments — and what they will mean for the state’s university system — with Alison Steinbach, who covers higher education for the Arizona Republic.
July 21, 2021
AZ Independent Redistricting Commission Begins Public Meetings Friday
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will begin its first round of statewide public hearings on Friday in Pinal County.
July 21, 2021
2 AZ School Districts, Ducey At Odds Over COVID-19 Quarantine Policy
In a letter to Kaitlin Harrier, the governor's education policy adviser, attorneys from the Catalina Foothills School District and the Peoria Unified School District say the schools are within their legal rights to to keep unvaccinated students who have been exposed to confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of school for up to two weeks.
July 20, 2021
Leaked Footage From Florence Prison Shows Guards Being Held Captive
Two years ago, an ABC15 investigation showed video inside the Lewis State Prison in Arizona that rocked the Arizona Department of Corrections. Dave Biscobing has gotten a hold of more leaked video, this time from the Florence State Prison, that shows officers being held against their will.
July 20, 2021
Brnovich Asks SCOTUS To Overturn Death Penalty Ruling
The Arizona attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse decisions from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in two death penalty cases.
July 19, 2021
AZ AGs Office Sues 2 Tucson Real Estate Companies
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing two Tucson-based real estate companies for consumer fraud. Both businesses are managed by the same person, whose companies have been under investigation by the state Attorney General’s office for several years.
July 17, 2021
Federal Judge Rescinds Arizona Prison Health Care Settlement, Orders New Trial
Citing "pervasive material breaches" of Arizona's prison health care class action settlement, U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver rescinded the settlement and ordered the Department of Corrections and prisoner attorneys to prepare for a trial.
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July 16, 2021