Arizona Politics News


WATCH: Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and President Joe Biden are speaking at the White House as Breyer announces his retirement from the nation's highest court.
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Biden Unveils Plans To Keep Workers Cool In Extreme Heat
The Biden administration this week announced plans to implement new safety standards, aimed at protecting workers from extreme heat.
Sept. 24, 2021
Arizona audit confirms Bidens win, but casts doubts
A widely criticized, GOP-led review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County concluded that Joe Biden received more votes for president than Donald Trump.
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Sept. 23, 2021
Voucher interest high among anti-mask parents
If you’re a parent in Arizona and your child’s school requires students to wear masks, Gov. Doug Ducey is offering $7,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help you send your child elsewhere. Critics call it another example of Republicans trying to undermine public education.
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Sept. 24, 2021
$3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could Mean More Than $115B For AZ
Legislation that would add $3.5 trillion in spending over 10 years through budget reconciliation has run into delays. But a new report by ASU’s Seidman Institute shows that, if that $3.5 trillion is implemented, Arizona’s economy would be helped significantly.
Sept. 23, 2021
Lawmaker Who Lost Ranch Leads New Wildfire Committee
Lawmakers have started a bipartisan ad hoc committee focused on wildfire management. It will be chaired by Rep. David Cook of Globe, who estimates he lost three-quarters of his ranch in the Telegraph Fire.
Sept. 23, 2021
Mesa Mayor Optimistic About Federal Initiative To Combat Homelessness
The Biden administration’s has launched the House America initiative, which is focused on having local areas direct federal funds toward affordable housing and helping people experiencing homelessness. Mesa is one of the cities that has moved enthusiastically in support of the concept.
Sept. 23, 2021
Cyber Ninjas CEO Attempted To Restrict Coverage On Election Audit
Before the so-called Maricopa County election audit began, Republican state Senate President Karen Fann assured voters that the process would be absolutely transparent. But since April, data about how this audit is being conducted — and by whom — has been largely unavailable.
Sept. 23, 2021
Ban Or Restriction? Future Of AZ Abortion Law Rides On Judges Distinction
The question of whether Arizona gets to enforce a new restriction on the right to abortion could turn on whether a federal judge considers it a ban or a restriction.
Sept. 23, 2021
Phoenix To Offer $100 Gift Cards To Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Phoenix will test a new incentive to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a pilot program to fund up to a thousand gift cards worth $100 each.
Sept. 22, 2021
Sky Harbor Workers Could Get On-Site Child Care Soon
Some workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport could soon get help covering child care costs. The city will offer vouchers and consider opening a child care center on airport property.
Sept. 22, 2021
A Judge Halted Title 42 Removals. Now Bidens Immigration Policy Must Adapt
As we see escalating political tensions at the border, a judge this week struck a blow to one of the toughest enforcement tools the Biden administration has been using to stem the flow of migrants into the country.
Ducey, 25 Other GOP Governors Call For Border Meeting With Biden
Sept. 22, 2021
Ducey, 25 GOP Governors Call For Meeting About Border With Biden
Gov. Doug Ducey, along with 25 other Republican governors, sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week, asking for a meeting to talk about the situation at the country’s southern border.
Sept. 22, 2021
How Colorado Officials Are Reacting To BLMs Move Back To D.C.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters will return to Washington, D.C. The Show spoke with reporter Bente Birkeland to learn about the general reaction to this move in Colorado and among Colorado’s elected officials.
Sept. 22, 2021
iCivics Works To Counter Cynicism In Government Institutions
iCivics, which was started by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor here in Arizona, is expanding its reach and trying to counter some of the damage and cynicism today's political institutions are facing.
Sept. 22, 2021
County Supervisor Resigns After Audit Comments Leak
Republican Steve Chucri resigned Tuesday from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors after a recording emerged of him criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a review of the 2020 election.
What Supervisor Bill Gates Is Expecting From The Audit Report
Sept. 22, 2021
Southwest Gas Blames Plastic Pipes For 2021 Incidents
Southwest Gas Corporation said a recent explosion in Chandler and a leak in north Scottsdale both involved a type of plastic pipe that can deteriorate under certain conditions. Neither had drawn safety scrutiny because they were wrongly identified in the company’s mapping system.
Sept. 22, 2021
AZ AFL-CIO Sues To Prevent New Union Mandates
On Tuesday, a new law goes into effect imposing certain mandates on how labor unions in Arizona can operate. Arizona union organizers have filed suit to prevent the law from being implemented.
Sept. 22, 2021
Frank Pratt, Longtime AZ GOP Lawmaker, Dies At 79
Longtime Arizona Rep. Frank Pratt has died following a long illness. He was 79.
Sept. 21, 2021
Whats Behind The Different Responses To Refugees, Migrants
So far 18 Afghan refugees have arrived in Arizona. But at the same time, Haitian migrants are being deported from the southern border. ASU journalism professor Fernanda Santos wonders why there's such a different response for the two groups.
Sept. 21, 2021
The Ethical Issue Of Journalists Running For Political Offices
Journalists don’t often become politicians — or at least not successful ones. To learn what propels journalists toward politics, The Show spoke with Jon Allsop of Columbia Journalism Review, who recently wrote a column addressing whether journalists should run for office.
Sept. 21, 2021