Arizona Politics News


Hotels In Tempe And Flagstaff Purchased To Be Repurposed For Homeless Assistance
This week, two Arizona hotels, one in Tempe and one in Flagstaff, were sold to create affordable and transitional housing for vulnerable communities. NewGen Advisory is the company facilitating those purchases, one by the City of Tempe and one by Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona.
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Model Predicts Big Long-Term Returns For Bipartisan Infrastructure Package
Democrats in the U.S. Senate reached an agreement July 13 on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that includes a number of items that didn’t make the cut in a more traditional infrastructure framework.
July 14, 2021
Tiny Home Projects Are Expanding, Offering Homeless Veterans Independence And Security
In cities nationwide, groups addressing veteran homelessness by replacing the traditional shelter model with tiny homes.
July 14, 2021
Flagstaff Begins Public Review For Climate Change Goals
The City of Flagstaff has begun a 60-day public review process for an amendment to the city’s Regional Plan 2030. One of the new policies would be to “improve the ability of vulnerable community members to adapt and thrive amidst the pressures of climate change.”
July 14, 2021
Can Phoenix Preserve American Legion Post And Add Housing?
Historic preservationists in Phoenix are fighting to save Arizona’s oldest American Legion Post as the city considers a redevelopment project for the property off Seventh Avenue between Polk Street and Grand Avenue.
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July 15, 2021
Critical Race Theory Concerns Mirror Early 2000s Ban On Racially Aware Curriculum
The way schools teach about racism in the context of history, social studies and political science has become an increasingly contentious topic in recent years. But 15 years ago, one Arizona school district was already using a lens of racial awareness in its Mexican American Studies classes.
July 13, 2021
Unanimous Decisions: How Gov. Doug Duceys Legacy Will Endure In The Arizona Supreme Court
Gov. Doug Ducey last week named Kathryn Hackett King to the Arizona Supreme Court. King is the sixth justice Ducey has appointed to the Supreme Court — a record. And it’s a legacy that will outlast his administration.
July 13, 2021
The 20-Year War: Reflecting On The Legacy Of The War In Afghanistan
The U.S. is on the verge of pulling all of its troops out of Afghanistan. A war that began 20 years ago in response to the 9/11 attacks has been on the agenda of four presidents — beginning with George W. Bush and now ending with Joe Biden.
July 13, 2021
What Other States National Guard Troops Can Do At Arizonas Southern Border
In recent weeks, states including Arkansas, Florida and Wisconsin have initiated guard deployments to the southern border. The Department of Defense has been largely silent about these deployments, and immigration rights advocates are concerned about the accountability of these troops.
July 13, 2021
Ducey Taps Federal Cash To Boost Unemployment Fund
Gov. Doug Ducey has tapped into a pot of emergency federal cash to refill the state unemployment insurance trust fund. The governor on Monday deposited $759 million from the $4.8 billion Arizona received from the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan into the trust fund. The move brings the fund above the level it was before the pandemic.
July 13, 2021
Experts: AZ Critical Race Theory Ban Uses Bad Definition
Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Friday to block the use of public funds for what he calls "critical race theory." But there seems to be a disconnect between the description of what has become a favorite talking point of Ducey and other Republicans, and what “critical race theory” actually means.
July 12, 2021
AZ Governor Allows Lawmakers To Boost Expense Pay
Members of the Arizona Legislature who live outside of the metro Phoenix area will be getting a big increase in their daily expense pay under legislation Republican Gov. Doug Ducey allowed to become law on Monday. It was the first time in seven years a bill became law without his signature.
July 12, 2021
Boas: Brnovich Must Investigate Claims Of GOP Election Interference
Reporting by the Republic confirmed last week that former President Donald Trump and his supporters made calls to members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in the effort to get them to prevent vote counting and certification from going forward and delaying or preventing President Joe Biden’s win in Arizona. Phil Boas and the Republic’s Editorial Board are now calling on Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate what happened.
July 12, 2021
Former President Trump To Speak In Phoenix On July 24
Former President Donald Trump is set to make his first return to Arizona since the 2020 election. He will speak at the “Rally to Protect Our Elections,” co-hosted by Students for Trump and the conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA.
July 10, 2021
Ducey Signs Bill Requiring Holocaust Education
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a new bill into law Friday requiring that Arizona students receive education related to the Holocaust. Arizona students will now be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides twice between seventh and 12th grade.
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July 9, 2021
COVID-19 Pandemic Hasnt Led To Massive Teacher Exodus, But Concerns Still Remain
Arizona has had a severe teacher shortage for years. Some of the turnover is due to frustrations within and outside of the classroom. But the pandemic has also impacted the education workforce.
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July 12, 2021
Ducey Defends Claim Flat Tax Will Save Average Arizonan $300 A Year
Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his promotion of a flat income tax rate as saving the average Arizonan $300 a year, even though legislative budget staffers say 72% of state residents will see a benefit of less than $45, and more than half will see no more than $17.
July 9, 2021
Reopening The Border Could Be A Firestorm For Biden
The Biden administration is in the midst of deciding when to reopen the Southern border for nonessential travel, which has been off-limits thanks to the Trump administration’s invoking of Title 42 near the beginning of the pandemic in the spring of 2020.
July 8, 2021
Tucson Mayor On Decision To Ignore Second Amendment Sanctuary Law
This past April, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law declaring Arizona a “Second Amendment sanctuary state." But on June 22, the Tucson City Council passed a unanimous resolution essentially saying the city will not ignore federal firearms laws as per the state’s Second Amendment Firearm Freedom Act.
July 8, 2021
AZ Senate Lawyers Object To Releasing Some Documents Related To Election Audit
The 2020 election may be over, but the courts are still dealing with the fallout. To break down arguments in the cases, The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
July 8, 2021
Ducey Appoints Kathryn Hackett King To Supreme Court
Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed attorney Kathryn Hackett King to the Arizona Supreme Court. King was among seven nominees selected by a state court screening panel. She is the fifth woman to serve on the state’s high court.
July 8, 2021