Arizona Politics News


Senate panel OKs last minute bills on initiatives, schools
The Arizona Senate's appropriations committee on Wednesday advanced a series of last minute measures on hot-button issues as the Legislature prepares to adjourn for the year.
Kelly co-sponsors bill to help grandparents raising kids
Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly co-sponsored a bill to connect grandparents raising grandchildren with additional services and resources. Kelly said the Informing Grandfamilies Act would have a meaningful impact on families like those who testified in favor of the bill on Thursday.
Report: Trump campaign boss in AZ subpoenaed by DOJ
The Washington Post reports that a Trump campaign official who worked in Arizona has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department. The summons comes after Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing, where the House Select Committee said the former president was directly involved in a scheme to have phony electors replace real ones in states, like Arizona, that Trump lost.
Census missed Blacks, Latinos, Natives, but added whites. Some leaders want to sue to fix it
The 2020 U.S. census count missed Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans at a higher rate than their white counterparts, officials admit. Considering the overall count was off by less than a quarter of a percentage point, the difference in who was missed was stark.
March 11, 2022
Study links stand your ground laws to uptick in homicides, but not everywhere
As lawmakers debate loosening gun restrictions and expanding civilian use of deadly force against looters, a new 41-state study asks how “stand your ground” laws might affect homicide rates.
March 14, 2022
App being used to monitor immigrants waiting for hearings
While many claim it is better than using ankle monitors, some are concerned about the app using location data to track immigrants.
March 10, 2022
House panel OKs bills banning transgender youth surgeries, sports participation
After passing the Arizona Senate, the House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would ban those born male from competing in girl’s sports. Republican proponents argue transgender girls have an unfair advantage against cisgender girls.
March 10, 2022
What to expect from Bidens ban on Russian oil imports
President Joe Biden signed an executive order this week to ban Russian oil imports in response to the invasion of Ukraine. To understand the impact of this move, The Show spoke with Daniel Rothenberg of Arizona State University's Center on the Future of War.
March 10, 2022
Arizona Senate votes down bill to audit every election
The Arizona Senate voted down a plan to require the state auditor general to conduct an exhaustive review following every election.
March 10, 2022
AZ House Committee passes bill banning abortions after 15 weeks
Arizona moved a step closer Wednesday to enacting new abortion restrictions amid charges by one supporter that the laws are "close to genocide" for Black children.
March 10, 2022
County Attorney Adel continues to resist calls to resign
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel continues to resist calls to resign as she denies allegations of drinking on the job and not showing up for work.
March 9, 2022
Indian Health Service head nominated amid tough challenges
President Joe Biden has nominated veteran health administrator Roselyn Tso to direct the federal Indian Health Service. The White House made the announcement Wednesday. Tso is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, which encompasses parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
March 9, 2022
AZ House votes down bill barring banks from making loan restrictions
The Arizona House of Representatives voted against legislation that would have barred banks from considering a person’s or firm’s environmental, social justice and governance practices when deciding to lend money.
March 9, 2022
Unofficial results in for Tempe City Council race
Three seats were up for grabs in Tempe’s City Council election on Tuesday. Unofficial early results show Arlene Chin, Berdetta Hodge and incumbent Jennifer Adams are in the lead.
March 9, 2022
First ladys Tucson-area tour highlights cancer prevention efforts for tribes
First lady Jill Biden was in the Tucson area Tuesday. Her first stop was a health clinic on the Tohono O’odham Nation that could benefit from federal funding as part of the newly relaunched Cancer Moonshot initiative.
March 9, 2022
Why do people believe in conspiracy theories? This reporter tried to find out
Belief in conspiracy theories is on the rise. Reporter Kelly Weill investigates why people cling to them in her new book, "Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything."
March 10, 2022
AZs secretary of state race has raised millions. Why donors are so invested
Arizona’s Secretary of State race has been generating a lot of interest — and money.
March 9, 2022
How sports became the playing field for debate over transgender rights
A bill requiring Arizona high school student-athletes to compete on sports teams that match their sex assigned at birth rather than their gender identity has passed the state Senate.
March 8, 2022
Maricopa County looking to increase number of voting locations
Expecting an increased interest in in-person voting and citing population growth, the Maricopa County Elections Department is looking for more voting locations for this year’s elections.
March 8, 2022
AZ Senate votes against bill expanding AG election investigation powers
Arizona senators have voted against a bill that would provide more powers for the attorney general to investigate elections. The measure, proposed by Republican lawmakers, would have given the attorney general and county attorneys the authority to enforce state election laws on members of Congress and presidential electors.
March 8, 2022
WATCH: President Joe Biden to announce U.S. ban on Russian oil imports
President Joe Biden is set to announce a U.S. ban on the import of Russian oil because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The ban would mark a divergence in U.S. sanctions from those of its allies and partners, most of whom rely on Russian oil imports.
March 8, 2022
First lady touts Intel training program in Chandler stop
First lady Jill Biden promoted her husband's economic agenda Monday during a stop in Arizona, a state President Joe Biden won by the narrowest of margins and which is crucial Democratic hopes of retaining control of Congress.
March 7, 2022
AZ lawmakers to debate whether HOAs have to allow artificial turf
It’s poised to be another busy week at the state Capitol as the deadline for bills to be heard in committees gets closer.
March 7, 2022