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.
Maricopa County Supervisors Say Election Reform Is Priority
In 2019, Maricopa County's Board of Supervisors plan to take action on resolving the 2018 election issues. With 748 voting precincts in Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors Chair Steve Chucri called it a top priority heading into 2019.
Jan. 7, 2019
Court To Give Opponents Another Swipe At Ballot Harvesting Law
As national attention focuses on the investigation into possible "ballot harvesting" in a North Carolina congressional race, a federal appeals court plans to give Democrats another chance to argue against an earlier ruling upholding Arizona's 2016 elections law.
Jan. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Congress Reconvenes — What Can a Divided Government Hope to Accomplish?
The 116th Congress convened on Thursday, with Democrats taking back the House after eight years out of power. Inter-party divisions have only deepened since Nancy Pelosi last held the Speaker's gavel, and it's unclear how both sides will manage to effectively govern.
Jan. 4, 2019
Arizonas New Congressional Delegation Being Sworn In
Arizona’s new congressional delegation is being sworn into office on Thursday. The group of politicians representing Arizona has less overall experience in the U.S. Congress than it has in the past.
Jan. 3, 2019
Push To Change Tucson City Council Elections
Unable to get courts to void Tucson's current council election system, some political interests now are taking their case directly to voters.
Dec. 31, 2018
Republicans Consider Switching Parties Despite Political Risks
Grant Woods served as Arizona’s Attorney General from 1991 to 1999 as a Republican. But Woods has recently spoken seriously about switching to the Democratic Party, saying he’s having a difficult time being in the GOP in the age of President Trump, and he isn’t alone in the party switch discussion.
Dec. 31, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Dec. 28, 2018
To talk about some of the biggest political stories in Arizona this year — and how they could affect 2019 — Jon Gabriel, editor of and Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak, joined The Show.
Dec. 28, 2018
Report: Mark Kelly Considering Senate Run
Politico reported recently that Navy vet and former astronaut Mark Kelly is laying the groundwork for a campaign for U.S. Senate, meeting with the new head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Dec. 26, 2018
Why Kyrsten Sinema Was Named Arizonan Of The Year
Senator-Elect Kyrsten Sinema was named "Arizonan of the Year" by The Arizona Republic after her win last month made her the state’s first female U.S. Senator.
Dec. 26, 2018
AZs Growing Population Might Mean U.S. House Seat
Arizona has grown by almost 780,000 people in the past eight years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do those new residents bring more money to the state, they could bring one more congressional seat.
Dec. 26, 2018
Arizona Likely To Gain Congressional Seat
A new analysis by Election Data Services concludes that the shifts in population from the Northeast to the South and West pretty much guarantee that Arizona is going to pick up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after the decennial census.
Dec. 25, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Dec. 21, 2018
Discussing the week in news with Arizona Democratic Party Chair Andrei Cherny and former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.
Dec. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Does The GOP Have A Woman Problem?
Democrats won with women by 19 points in the 2018 midterm elections. Efforts to recruit new women candidates to the Republican Party have faltered and while a record number of women will be serving in the next Congress come January, most of them are Democrats.
Dec. 21, 2018
House Ethics Committee Again Expands Schweikert Investigation
The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee is expanding its investigation into Rep. David Schweikert. On Thursday, the committee unanimously voted to expand the investigation into allegations that:
Dec. 21, 2018
Will Grant Woods Run Against Martha McSally In 2020?
Congresswoman Martha McSally could face at least one opponent in the GOP primary, and the buzz for the last few months is that a key Democratic opponent could be Arizona’s former Attorney General Grant Woods.
Dec. 20, 2018
Save Our Schools AZ Sets Sights On 2019
Arizona voters handily defeated Prop 305 last month, blocking a state law that would have expanded Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, sometimes referred to as vouchers.
Dec. 19, 2018
Will Kyrsten Sinema And Martha McSally Work Together?
Gov. Doug Ducey named Congresswoman Martha McSally on Tuesday to succeed Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that was long held by the late Sen. John McCain. The appointment wasn’t a surprise, but there was some criticism.
Dec. 19, 2018
For The 2020 Elections, It May Help To Look Back At History
Even though the 2018 midterms are barely in our rear-view mirrors, there are already polls out looking at the 2020 presidential primary on the Democratic side, and candidates up and down the ballot are starting to line up for the next elections.
Dec. 18, 2018
How Dems, GOP Plan To Prioritize Health Care
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in a few weeks, the kinds of health care bills coming out of that chamber will likely be very different than what we’ve seen over the past several years.
Dec. 17, 2018
Martha McSally, Kirk Adams Top Contenders To Replace Kyl
According to Zach Cohen, Senate correspondent at National Journal, the leading choices at this hour are Martha McSally, who narrowly lost a race for Arizona’s other Senate seat in November to Krysten Sinema, and Gov. Doug Ducey’s former chief of staff, Kirk Adams.
Dec. 17, 2018