Arizona Elections

Mexico-U.S. Imports And Exports Fall Almost 50%
Mexico is the United States’ main trading partner. But trade between both countries has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as imports and exports dropped historically.
Mexicans Of African Descent Fight For Recognition In Mexico
Mexico has a rich African heritage, but also an adjacent history of oblivion. And Afro descendants in Mexico are fighting to be respected and recognized.
May 21, 2020
U.S. Immigration Agency Asks For $1.2B To Make It Through Year
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has told Congress it expects to run out of money before the fiscal year ends on September 30. The agency has asked lawmakers for an extra $1.2 billion in funding and promised to pay it back by charging people more.
May 20, 2020
House Lawmakers Debate Whether They Should Be In Session At All
Representatives returned to the Arizona House floor May 19, and political divisions in how lawmakers believe they should proceed were immediately clear. Though members of both parties were present, they did not agree on whether they should be there or what precautions they should take.
May 20, 2020
Will Phoenix Open Libraries, Pools And Parks This Summer?
Some cities across the Valley are reopening their public facilities, but not Arizona’s largest. Phoenix leaders are looking for more information before they decide whether to reopen libraries and recreation centers. During Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council looked at proposed metrics that could lead to a phased reopening.
List Of Phoenix-Area Cities And Where They Are On Reopening
May 20, 2020
Arizona House Holding Meetings With Hopes To Adjourn
The state House is back to holding committee hearings, but hopes to adjourn by May 21. Lawmakers returned to the Capitol on May 18 after their colleagues in the Senate voted to call it quits on May 8. So what is the House hoping to accomplish now?
May 19, 2020
California Dems Efforts To Turn AZ Blue Sidetracked
Activists from California were hoping to help put Arizona comfortably in the blue camp by coming here to knock on doors and get up close and personal with voters. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to that, but remote efforts are still being attempted.
May 19, 2020
WATCH: Mnuchin, Powell Testify At Banking Hearing
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testify in front of a Senate committee Tuesday — congressional appearances required by a recently enacted coronavirus relief law
May 19, 2020
Bill Would Eliminate Criminal Penalties For Violating Governors Orders
Arizonans who violate the current or future gubernatorial executive orders may no longer face the possibility of getting locked up.
May 19, 2020
KJZZ Explains: Citizen Initiatives
You won’t just be casting votes for president and state officials in this general election. You’ll also be asked to decide on a variety of citizen initiatives.
May 19, 2020
Voting On HEROES Act Paused; AZ Delegation Reacts
In a narrow victory for Democrats, the U.S. House on Friday passed an additional $3 trillion coronavirus response package called the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, that was introduced earlier in the week.
May 18, 2020
Arizona House To Resume Work Despite Senate Vote To Adjourn
The Arizona House plans to return to work this week after a two-month recess triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and despite the Senate's decision to try to adjourn for the year.
May 18, 2020
Q&AZ: How Are Arizonas Electoral College Electors Chosen?
The 2020 presidential election is coming in November and the Electoral College plays an important role in the process. Through our Q&AZ project, a listener asked: How electors are chosen in Arizona, and what are precinct committee people?
May 18, 2020
Only 2 Republicans Currently On Corp Comm Ballot
The Arizona Corporation Commission will have three open seats to fill in November’s election, but there are only two Republicans on the ballot. Since there is already one Democrat on the commission, that means at least two Democrats could hold seats if the Republican party can’t find more qualifying candidates.
May 16, 2020
Tucson Extends Emergency Proclamation Until Early June
Residents of Tucson will continue to sit tight for at least another three weeks as Mayor Regina Romero announced Saturday she is extending the city’s emergency proclamation until June 8.
May 16, 2020
Pinal County Suing Arizona Over Federal Coronavirus Relief Aid
Pinal County officials say they’re tired of waiting for the state to dole out federal coronavirus relief aid. The Pinal Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Friday to pursue litigation against Arizona.
May 16, 2020
City Councilmembers: COVID-19 Money Talk Offensive
Phoenix plans to allocate $5 million in federal coronavirus funding for food assistance. The money will be split among small grassroots groups and large nonprofits, but some have concerns about who’s watching how the money is spent.
May 18, 2020
Jill Biden Hosts Virtual Chats With AZ Supporters
Jill Biden participated in a series of virtual chats with Arizona supporters Thursday. Biden is trying to garner support from the Latino community for her husband Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
May 14, 2020
More Unemployment Money Flows In AZ, But Not To All In Need
More than 500,000 Arizonans filed initial unemployment claims since mid-March. The state is on track to send out nearly $1 billion in about a month. Both are grim new precedents caused by the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve led to frustration and anxiety for people needing help from the state.
Self-Employed, Freelancers Wait For Unemployment Assistance And Answers
May 15, 2020
Tucson Unified School District Approves Sex Education Curriculum
The governing board for Tucson's largest school district has unanimously approved a new, highly-debated sex education curriculum — including topics like gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation.
May 14, 2020
Third GOP Candidate For Corp Comm Disqualified
On Wednesday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a ruling that Republican Boyd Dunn did not file enough valid signatures to rerun for his seat on the Corporation Commission.
May 14, 2020