Mass incarceration continues to be a public policy and cultural concern in the U.S. How much has prosecutorial power expanded the challenge?
Gov. Doug Ducey officially released his budget proposal, and Arizona GOP leaders in the House and Senate followed suit. Even with close margins in both bodies, it doesn’t seem as though Democrats are going to have much input. That’s why political observer Chris Herstam thinks that the governor’s proposal may be a good option for them to support — or at least not be unhappy about.
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Donald Trump's Super Tuesday success didn’t go unnoticed in Mexico, where disapproval of the Republican front runner has been expressed with everything from Trump-faced piñatas to public condemnation.
March 2, 2016
New poll of likely Arizona Democratic voters shows Hillary Clinton pulling ahead of Bernie Sanders, meaning the Grand Canyon State may be just a flyover for the two top candidates.
Feb. 29, 2016
In a surprising development on Thursday, Arizona’s Fifth District Congressman Matt Salmon announced he wouldn’t run for reelection.
Feb. 25, 2016
Arizona's independent, unaffiliated voters have begun banding together. The rule that excludes independents from the presidential primary is just one example of what independents in Arizona find to be unfair about the state’s voting system.
Feb. 25, 2016
Claudia Ruiz Massieu is no stranger to tough politics. She is the daughter of a former governor of the Mexican state of Guerrero who was assassinated. She is the niece of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.
Feb. 22, 2016
Only those registered with a recognized political party can vote in the March 22 election.
Feb. 22, 2016
About 50 protesters marched on the steps of the Capitol on Monday in Phoenix chanting “boycott racism” to rally against bills they consider onerous to immigrants making their way through the Legislature.
Feb. 15, 2016
Two measures working their way through the Arizona Legislature would ask voters to make changes to agencies they’ve previously voted to set up.
Feb. 12, 2016
Supporters believe taxpayers should not be paying for the election because the bulk of Arizona voters are independent, and independents cannot vote in the primary.
Feb. 11, 2016
It used to take a lot of clicking and reading through the Arizona Secretary of State website to register to vote or change party preference. Now, just before the state holds its Presidential Preference Election, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has launched a new website.
Feb. 8, 2016
Arizona could open up primary elections and the source of major campaign contributions if two constitutional amendments announced Thursday, garner enough signatures and votes.
Jan. 21, 2016
Precinct committee members voted by more than 60 percent to support another candidate, no matter McCain's opponent in the GOP primary this August.
Jan. 19, 2016
Some election stakeholders are concerned the process of redrafting the state's campaign finance laws could open the door to relaxing certain disclosure rules.
Jan. 11, 2016
The presidential primary contest will be heating up in early 2016. And Arizona voters who want to participate must be registered with a political party.
Jan. 5, 2016
The successful fundraising so far by supporters of Proposition 123 has left state Treasurer Jeff DeWit to see if he can mount an opposition campaign.
Jan. 5, 2016
In the study, the margin for the favored candidates was 1.7 percent higher in precincts with more signs.
Jan. 4, 2016
Half a dozen Arizonans are throwing their hat into the ring to replace Susan Bitter Smith on the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Dec. 24, 2015
The not-so-surprising collapse of Lindsey Graham's presidential campaign has left Arizona's senior senator with some choices.
Dec. 22, 2015
Over the last several years, young undocumented activists have built a powerful political movement advocating for their rights. This election cycle, so-called DREAMer activists are playing key roles in the Democratic presidential campaigns, even when they cannot vote themselves.
Dec. 21, 2015
In his speech Wednesday, Donald Trump reiterated his best-known talking points about boosting trade, cracking down on illegal immigration and making Mexico pay for a border wall.
Dec. 16, 2015