Arizona Politics News


What has — or hasnt — been achieved in gun reform since Giffords shooting
As the world struggles to address another mass shooting at an elementary school, some Arizonans have been working nonstop for years to reform gun laws in a state and country generally resistant to such efforts.
Tensions high at AZ Senate during school shooting debate
Tensions were high on the Arizona Senate floor Wednesday as lawmakers debated the root causes of this week’s shooting at an elementary school in Texas.
Senate committee will investigate Rogers online comments
The Arizona Senate's ethics committee voted Wednesday to formally investigate a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for the recent massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
Ginni Thomas emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election
Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and a conservative political activist, urged Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the 2020 presidential election to choose their own slate of electors, arguing that results giving Joe Biden a victory in the state were marred by fraud.
May 20, 2022
NewsCap: What can AZ Senate do about Rogers?
To discuss the latest ethics investigation into Sen. Wendy Rogers, a last-minute petition to protect abortion rights and more, The Show spoke with Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.
May 20, 2022
Appeals court allows AZ lawsuit on COVID fund use to move forward
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Arizona has a legal right to challenge part of the federal COVID-19 relief package that forbids using part of the money to offset tax cuts.
May 20, 2022
Biden forest plan stirs dispute over what counts as old
President Joe Biden’s order to protect the nation’s oldest woodlands is raising a simple but vexing question: When does a forest grow old?
May 20, 2022
Republican Sen. T.J. Shope wants to investigate lawmaker with newborn who is avoiding Capitol
Republican Sen. TJ Shope filed an ethics complaint against a fellow lawmaker who’s avoided the state Capitol out of concern for the health of his newborn daughter.
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May 19, 2022
AZ Republican Party brings suit to end most early voting to a trial judge
After losing a bid to end early voting by going straight to the state Supreme Court, the Arizona Republican party has started a similar suit before a trial judge.
May 19, 2022
Bill passes to make registering to vote, casting ballot on Election Day a felony
A bill is on Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk to make it a felony to allow someone to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.
May 19, 2022
Petitions submitted for new groundwater management district
A proposal apparently headed to the November ballot would have voters in rural southeastern Arizona decide whether to create a new regulatory district to manage groundwater use for agriculture in an area where aquifer levels have dropped in recent years.
May 19, 2022
Blackman condemns Rogers social media posts about Buffalo mass shooting
State Rep. Walt Blackman publicly declared that the people of the northern Arizona legislative district he shares with Sen. Wendy Rogers don't agree with the Twitter post she made this past weekend about the murder of 10 people in Buffalo by a white supremacist.
May 19, 2022
Lawmakers seek investigation into development in Benson
Earlier this week, the controversy over a planned development near Benson went up a notch when Congressman Raul Grijalva announced that the House Natural Resources Committee is calling for a criminal investigation into what caused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reverse its stance on the project.
May 19, 2022
Why this Arizona doctor spent a month helping in Ukraine
As the war in Ukraine approaches its third month, global concerns continue to rise. These worries have spurred volunteers from across the world to travel to Ukraine and offer assistance. One of those volunteers is Arizona surgeon Dr. Tom Rusing.
May 19, 2022
AZ House passes multiple election bills with bipartisan support
The state House of Representatives passed multiple bills regarding elections measures with bipartisan support. One bill would require election officials to post how many early ballots are returned and set up an early voting tracking system.
May 18, 2022
Advocates in New Mexico working to keep abortion legal
The recent leak from the U.S. Supreme Court about the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned has led to individuals and groups being forced to consider what happens to state laws related to abortion — and where the procedure will remain legal.
May 18, 2022
Congress finally held a public hearing on UFOs
For the first time in half a century, Congress held a public hearing on UFOs. On May 17, Pentagon officials testified about so-called “unexplained phenomena,” although George Knapp doesn’t believe the military actually said all that much.
May 18, 2022
2 more bills targeting COVID rules head to Duceys desk
Two more bills restricting responses to the coronavirus pandemic are heading to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk. The state Senate approved a bill forbidding state and local governments from requiring masks in their buildings.
May 18, 2022
Initiative launched to put abortion protections on November voter ballots
Arizona voters may get a chance to keep abortion legal even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
May 18, 2022
Tucson immigration lawyer overwhelmed by influx of Title 42 cases
Mo Goldman has been practicing immigration law in Tucson for more than a decade, and right now, he says attorneys like him are overwhelmed.
May 17, 2022
New Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell wants to fix her offices public perception
Last month, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Rachel Mitchell to be the interim county attorney. Later this year, Mitchell will have to run to keep the position and to serve the rest of the term.
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May 17, 2022
Senate investigating Rogers post about Buffalo shooting
The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff) after she tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend's racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 people dead.
May 17, 2022
9th Circuit tosses bid from ABOR claiming Instagram posts violated trademark
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals say the school improperly used trademark law to block expression of posts that compared the administration to Nazis.
May 16, 2022