Arizona Politics News


Bill passes to make registering to vote, casting ballot on Election Day a felony
A bill is on Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk to make it a felony to allow someone to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.
Blackman condemns Rogers social media posts about Buffalo mass shooting
State Rep. Walt Blackman publicly declared that the people of the northern Arizona legislative district he shares with Sen. Wendy Rogers don't agree with the Twitter post she made this past weekend about the murder of 10 people in Buffalo by a white supremacist.
Petitions submitted for new groundwater management district
A proposal apparently headed to the November ballot would have voters in rural southeastern Arizona decide whether to create a new regulatory district to manage groundwater use for agriculture in an area where aquifer levels have dropped in recent years.
NewsCap: When will AZ stop school funding apocalypse?
This week, the Legislature made progress on the school spending cap, the Arizona Senate passed bill that would massively expand school vouchers, and leaders within Allister Adel's office called for the Maricopa County attorney to resign.
Feb. 18, 2022
AZ House passes bill preventing officials from closing businesses in states of emergency
While many of the closures in 2020 came from Gov. Doug Ducey, bill sponsor Rep. Leo Biasiucci says many small businesses were hit the worst.
Feb. 18, 2022
AZ House OKs bills to allow guns in libraries, school grounds
The bills passing on a party line vote would allow people to carry firearms in libraries, and allow loaded weapons in vehicles on school grounds.
Feb. 18, 2022
AZ lawmakers again considering bills to help grandparents raising grandkids
Roughly 60,000 grandparents in Arizona are raising their grandchildren. But raising children later in life can be financially difficult. Once again, efforts are being made again at the Legislature to boost state aid for kinship foster care.
Feb. 18, 2022
AZ Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick recuses himself from case related to election audit
Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick recused himself from the state Senate’s appeal of an order for Republican leaders to disclose hundreds of records related to its partisan election review in Maricopa County.
Feb. 17, 2022
Bill would stop higher insurance rates for some dogs
A House panel approved a measure that would prohibit insurers from charging higher premiums for homeowners or renters with certain dog breeds.
Feb. 17, 2022
Immigration reform group finds rise in violence, racism depicted in GOP campaign ads
Candidates for governor and U.S. Senate have been releasing ads showing their stances on immigration and border policies. And the organization America’s Voice, which emphasizes the mission of immigration reform, has been looking into how Republican candidates are talking about immigration.
Feb. 17, 2022
House panel passes bill removing sales tax from firearms
The Arizona House Ways and Means Committee has passed a measure that would do away with the state’s sales tax on firearm purchases.
Feb. 17, 2022
Phoenix votes to speed up the plan to get drones for police
The Phoenix City Council voted to move forward with a plan for the police department to buy and use drones. But getting to Wednesday night’s vote ignited frustration among several members.
Feb. 17, 2022
Phoenix City Council approves $10 million to settle water and fatal fire engine crash claims
Phoenix will pay $3 million for a fatal crash involving a fire engine in 2019. The City Council also settled a claim by the Salt River Pima Indian Community for $7 million.
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Feb. 17, 2022
Ward, Finchem subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee
The U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee wants to question an Arizona secretary of state candidate about what he did in Washington, D.C., as a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. The committee also wants to interview the state GOP chair.
Feb. 16, 2022
How the U.S. military could diversify its ranks
The U.S. military has faced growing challenges, but many of those are occurring internally rather than with external adversaries. And one of those challenges involves diversity.
Feb. 16, 2022
Pima County votes to adopt voting centers
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Feb. 15 to allow residents to vote on Election Day at vote-anywhere centers. This is a change from the current model, where you would need to vote in your specific precinct and could potentially end up in the wrong location.
Feb. 16, 2022
Blood shortage sees efforts to repeal donation ban on gay, bisexual men
Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to end the policy of not allowing men who have sex with men to donate blood.
Feb. 16, 2022
Arizona Supreme Court to decide if Senate audit records secret
The Arizona Supreme Court said Tuesday it will hear the Arizona Senate's appeal of lower court rulings that held it must release hundreds of records related to its partisan review of the 2020 election.
Feb. 16, 2022
Pima County votes to end mask mandates after February
The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 3-2 against a resolution that would have extend the county’s current mask mandate for a month.
Feb. 16, 2022
Maricopa County Attorneys Office leaders ask County Attorney Allister Adel to resign
Five leaders with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office have issued a letter calling for County Attorney Allister Adel to resign. The letter sent to the County Board of Supervisors cites “grave concerns” over Adel’s decision-making and ability to perform her job.
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Feb. 15, 2022
House votes to waive school spending cap, avert K-12 cuts
The state House voted 45-14 Tuesday to waive the expenditure cap that is in the way of Arizona public schools being able to spend all the money they already have for this fiscal year.
Feb. 15, 2022
WATCH: Biden delivers remarks on Russia and Ukraine
President Joe Biden delivers remarks about Russia and Ukraine amid escalating tensions in the region.
Feb. 15, 2022
Senate panel OKs bill that would require ballots to be counted by hand
Republican state senators on Monday advanced legislation that would require every ballot cast in Arizona's elections to be counted by hand, with GOP proponents who embraced former President Donald Trump's false narrative of massive voter fraud calling it a needed reform.
Feb. 15, 2022