Arizona Politics News


The Friday NewsCap Sept. 24, 2021
Julie Erfle of Erfle Uncuffed and former congressional candidate Christine Jones joined The Show to talk about the draft report of the so-called Arizona audit, the resignation of a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and more.
Bill Would Force Apps To Disclose When Theyre Watching
State lawmakers want smart phones and other electronic devices with access to built-in microphones and cameras to clearly disclose when they're watching you.
Feb. 14, 2019
Lawmaker Aims To Move Voucher Oversight To A Private Group
On Wednesday, Arizona lawmakers debated a proposal from Republican Sen. David Livingston to sweep oversight of the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program — more commonly known as vouchers — from the Department of Education and hire a private company to oversee it.
Feb. 13, 2019
The Questions People Have For Phoenix’s Next Mayor
KJZZ’s hour-long forum with Phoenix’s mayoral candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela was last night at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. We had a packed room and almost 70 submitted questions! We couldn’t get to all of them during the event, so here’s are some of the major topics.
Listen To The Phoenix Mayoral Forum
Feb. 13, 2019
Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues At KJZZ Forum
Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela joined KJZZ's Christina Estes and Mark Brodie at Burton Barr Central Library. There, the candidates answered questions from the hosts as well as some submitted by the audience. Estes joined The Show to talk about the evening.
Feb. 13, 2019
Arizona Will Soon Have A New Permanent U.S. Attorney
Arizona hasn’t had a permanent U.S. attorney since President Trump took office more than two years ago. Now we’ve learned that the state finally has a nominee to hold the position with the official title.
Feb. 13, 2019
State Of The Indian Nations Given By NCAI President
Last month, President Trump stood in the House of Representatives and gave his second State of the Union address. But many of you might not know about another national address that takes place every year — the State of the Indian Nations.
Feb. 13, 2019
Schools And Agencies Allowed To Be Subject To Lawsuits
A panel of Arizona lawmakers voted this week to let anyone file suit if they believe public tax dollars are being used to influence elections.
Feb. 13, 2019
LISTEN: KJZZ Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Forum
Tuesday night was KJZZ's Phoenix Mayoral Forum, featuring candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela. A runoff election between Gallego and Valenzuela, is being held to fill the city’s vacant mayoral seat on March 12.
Feb. 12, 2019
Bill Would Allow Out-Of-State License Holders In AZ
Arizona could be the first state in the country to allow people with out-of-state occupational licenses to practice here without taking an exam. The objective of the bill is to encourage more people to come to the state and find work easily.
Feb. 12, 2019
Survey: Americans Support Several Health Care Changes
Health care was a top issue for a number of voters in last year’s midterm elections. And recently, the concept of Medicare for All has emerged as a big talking point among candidates in the emerging Democratic presidential primary field.
Feb. 12, 2019
Trumps Visit To El Paso Sparks Rallies On Both Sides
Monday night in El Paso, Texas, there were dueling pro-wall and anti-wall rallies. El Paso is a city of about 600,000 people that sits across the border from Juarez, Mexico, which is, by far, the larger of the two sister cities, with 1.2 million citizens.
Feb. 12, 2019
Can Humanities Along With Science Help Save The Planet?
The southwestern part of the country is in the midst of a two decade drought, and a recent polar vortex hit the Midwest, leading to wind chill of close to 60 degrees below zero.In addition to science, what approach could help fix — or at least understand — what’s happening?
Feb. 12, 2019
Utah Blocks Medicaid Expansion Despite Voter Approval
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill Monday scaling back a voter-approved expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. In November, Utahns voted to cover an estimated 150,000 residents under Medicaid.
Feb. 12, 2019
Working In Intelligence While Criticized By The President
President Donald Trump continues to hammer members of the U.S. intelligence community. The trend seemed to begin because of his frustration related to whether his campaign was working in tandem with Russia.
Feb. 12, 2019
Support For Higher Education Decreases
After years of cuts to funding for Arizona’s public universities, some lawmakers want the state to chip in an extra $102 million for the upcoming school year. That number would triple over the next couple years if Senate Bill 1518 becomes law.
Feb. 12, 2019
Reactions To Mark Kellys Senate Run
Mark Kelly — husband of Gabrielle Giffords — said he will be taking the Senate plunge, running for office for the first time.
Feb. 12, 2019
Mark Kelly Announces Run For Senate Seat
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat in 2020. Kelly is the first Democrat to formally announce plans to run for John McCain’s former seat against current Republican Sen. Martha McSally.
Feb. 12, 2019
Bill Would Remove Voucher Oversight From Democrats
GOP voucher supporters want to strip away one of the key duties of the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Feb. 12, 2019
Will Kelli Ward Back Candidates With Similar Views On Immigration?
In her last primary race for U.S. Senate, Dr. Kelli Ward and other Republicans wrestled to prove they most resembled President Donald Trump’s hawkish stance on illegal immigration and border security. The selection of Ward as chairwoman of Arizona’s GOP raises the question of whether she’ll back candidates that share her own views over moderates.
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Feb. 12, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Protests In Venezuela
An international summit on Wednesday will look at the regional influence Iran now has in the Middle East.
Feb. 11, 2019