Arizona Politics News


Goldwater Institute says voucher petition fell short on signatures
On Friday, volunteers with Save Our Schools Arizona turned in their petitions, in an effort to refer a universal school voucher bill to the ballot, but questions remain about whether they collected enough signatures to get it done.
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5 hours ago
Law restricting video recording police sparks legal battle
A federal judge temporarily blocked an Arizona law that would have made it a misdemeanor to video record police within 8 feet. Whether that block becomes permanent, it has raised concerns about free speech.
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9 hours ago
Pollsters say AZ politicians should pay attention to voters over 50
Political candidates might want to pay closer attention to voters 50-plus this election season. That’s because this group will be the decision makers, according to a new poll that was commissioned by AARP.
Kathy Hoffman and Tom Horne square off in Arizona superintendent debate
Incumbent Democrat Kathy Hoffman and Republican challenger Tom Horne butted heads on a number of issues, from school safety to critical race theory.
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Sept. 14, 2022
Debate highlights Arizona utility regulator differences
A debate among the four candidates seeking two seats on the commission that regulates Arizona utilities revealed sharp differences in their approaches to the job as the state adjusts to climate change and a shrinking water supply.
Sept. 14, 2022
Mesa offers lifetime medical after cutting benefit in 09
Thanks to a tight labor market, Mesa is bringing back lifetime medical benefits for eligible employees.
Sept. 19, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: UK continues to mourn Queen Elizabeth
The United Kingdom continues to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away last week at the age of 96.
Sept. 12, 2022
Katie Hobbs says no to Arizona governor debate against Kari Lake
Democrat Katie Hobbs’ campaign announced Sunday that she would not debate Republican Kari Lake as the two battle for the Arizona governor’s office, calling off any negotiations with Lake and the state commission overseeing debates.
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Sept. 12, 2022
12 News holds intense debate between attorney candidates
In an intense debate on Friday hosted by 12 News, the Democrat running to be Maricopa County attorney wielded the party’s national strategy of tying Republicans to criminalizing abortion.
Sept. 9, 2022
Ducey is stockpiling shipping containers in Nogales
In a continued effort to shore up the southern border, Gov. Ducey is stockpiling shipping containers in Nogales for a potential makeshift wall. But not all in the border town are pleased with the move.
Sept. 9, 2022
NewsCap: How the governor debate became a top issue
This week saw gubernatorial candidates Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake taking questions separately and not debating at a Chamber of Commerce event.
Sept. 9, 2022
Poll of AZ Latinos shows warnings signs for Democrats, Republicans
Local results from a multi-state survey done as part of a partnership between UnidosUS and Mi Familia Vota have been released.
Sept. 8, 2022
Interim Maricopa County attorney explains sentencing policy changes
Maricopa County’s interim top prosecutor recently moved to require prison time in plea offers made to people accused of using a gun while committing a felony.
Sept. 8, 2022
County Attorneys Office predicts drop in prosecutor vacancy rate
The interim Maricopa County attorney is forecasting a significant reduction in the number of unfilled prosecutor jobs.
Sept. 8, 2022
Commission tries to salvage debate between Lake, Hobbs
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is giving Democrat Katie Hobbs and Republican Kari Lake a week to sort out whether or not to have a gubernatorial debate. But it appears unlikely Hobbs will agree to take the stage with Lake.
Sept. 8, 2022
New helicopters are coming to the Phoenix police
The Phoenix City Council approved spending $18 million on a specialized helicopter, along with training for pilots and mechanics.
Sept. 8, 2022
A conservative’s take on Arizonas policy of busing migrants
Arizona and Texas have been bussing migrants east for several months to New York City and Washington, D.C. But is it doing anything to advance the conversation about potential solutions to the problems at the border?
Sept. 8, 2022
Phoenix approves $10M plan to eliminate traffic deaths by 2050
Phoenix has a plan to reduce deadly crashes 25% by 2027 and 60% by 2035 to reach zero fatalities by 2050. On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved the Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan, which includes $10 million in annual funding.
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Sept. 8, 2022
Hobbs says she wont raise taxes, Lake says cut them
Democrat Katie Hobbs said Wednesday night she has no plans to raise taxes in Arizona if elected governor. Kari Lake promised to lower taxes each of her first four years in office if elected and vowed to soon release a plan detailing how she’d accomplish the task.
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Sept. 7, 2022
Leaked list of Oath Keeper membership shows elected officials, law enforcement and military
The names of hundreds of U.S. law enforcement officers, elected officials and military members appear on leaked membership rolls of the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers. Some elected officials in Arizona appear on the list.
Sept. 7, 2022
How AZ border laws have changed in the decade since SB 1070
In 2010, Arizona's controversial SB 1070 was signed into law. Over a decade later, immigration rhetoric is still rife in Arizona, but the conversation has shifted.
Sept. 7, 2022
Law preventing police filming struggles to balance First Amendment with space for officers duties
A lawsuit filed by the ACLU and some local media outlets is challenging the constitutionality of a new Arizona law, which prevents people from filming police within 8 feet of the officer.
Sept. 7, 2022
WATCH: Biden unveils Obama portraits at the White House
President Joe Biden hosted the unveiling of the portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday.
Sept. 7, 2022