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 Proposes Training Teachers, Faculty On Suicide Prevention
This week, Arizona lawmakers are considering a bi-partisan measure requiring all public school personnel undergo suicide prevention training to spot the signs and intervene.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Continue Debating State Income Tax Issues
Taxes and elections continue to be big topics of discussion and debate at the state capitol, but lawmakers are also reacting to new developments in the case of Hacienda HealthCare.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Bill Would Delay Tax Filing Deadline
With a stalemate at the Arizona Capitol over changes in income tax laws the head of the Senate Finance Committee wants to give Arizonans more time to file their returns.
Feb. 11, 2019
Phoenix Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
The deadline to register to vote in the city of Phoenix’s upcoming election is fast approaching. Potential voters have until midnight Monday to register to vote in the upcoming special election.
Feb. 10, 2019
Groups Concerned About Changes To Clean Water Act
There appears to be concern among a number of groups that the Trump administration might be looking to change a section of the Clean Water Act that gives states say over certain projects.
Feb. 8, 2019
Bill Could Remove Voters From Early Voting List
Failure to participate in at least one of the primary or general elections in two consecutive election cycles would lead to an Arizona voter being purged from that list. And that generated some passionate testimony before a Senate committee this week.
Feb. 8, 2019
The Takeaway: Are Americans Ready For Medicare For All?
As the 2020 campaign season kicks off many of the declared and likely Democratic candidates seem to be throwing their support behind "Medicare for all." But what does "Medicare for all" actually mean? And is it achievable?
Feb. 8, 2019
What Is Happening With The Colorado River Drought Plans?
States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Legislature Takes Second Look At The Nunchuck Ban
A law banning nunchucks in Arizona is now going through the process of being lifted.
Feb. 7, 2019
Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Enhancing Protections For People With Disabilities
After a 29-year-old woman with severe disabilities was raped and impregnated, allegedly by her nurse, Governor Doug Ducey yesterday issued an executive order that calls for more protections for people with disabilities …
Feb. 7, 2019
Bill To Allow State To Pay For Part Of KidsCare Approved By Committee
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Fate Of Arizona Mail-In Ballots Still In Debate
The state Senate has given it’s preliminary OK to a bill that would make changes to the state’s early voting system, but it’s future still remains unclear. Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican, sponsored SB 1046, which says voters that get their ballots in the mail can only return it in the mail.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump
At his State of the Union speech, President Trump lashed out against what he called, "ridiculous, partisan investigations," surrounding his administration.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Measure To End Drop Off Of Mail-In Ballot On Election Day Moves Forward
Republican senators voted to block those who get early ballots from simply dropping them off. Senate Bill 1046 would not deny the right to vote to those who don't drop their ballots into mail in time to arrive by Election Day.
Feb. 7, 2019
Organization Formed For Possible Recall Of Stringer
A new political organization is preparing to recall Arizona House Rep. David Stringer. The House Ethics Committee is currently investigating the Prescott Republican for statements he made about race and immigration as well as the recent disclosure that he was arrested in 1983 for sex offenses, including child pornography.
Feb. 6, 2019
Democrats, Republicans React To State Of The Union
Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The Show reached out to Democratic Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran, who represents the 1st Congressional District, and Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, who represents Arizona’s 8th District, for reactions.
Feb. 6, 2019
U.S. Foreign Policy More Complicated Under Trump
U.S. foreign policy has seen a dramatic shift in the first couple of years of the Trump Administration — in words and in actions. Longtime allies have been criticized, while sworn adversaries like Russia have seen relations become more complicated.
Feb. 6, 2019
Court Says 2016 Law Limiting Employment Benefits Illegal
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled lawmakers can't block local governments from requiring employers to provide additional benefits. The ruling strikes down a 2016 law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Feb. 7, 2019
Federal Tax Conformity Debated By Arizona Leadership
Arizona taxpayers might be paying a little more attention to the state legislature than normal. That’s because of the ongoing debate over tax conformity — whether or not the state will conform its income tax code to the federal one.
Feb. 6, 2019
AZ Appeals Court Strikes Down Law On Employee Benefits
The Arizona Court of Appeals says GOP lawmakers cannot stop local governments from requiring private employers give their workers more benefits than state law mandates.
Feb. 6, 2019