Arizona Politics News


All AZ public school students are now eligible for a voucher. But the debate continues
All of Arizona’s 1.1 million public school students would be eligible for a voucher to attend a private school under a bill approved by Republicans in the state Legislature during the final hours of the session.
SCOTUS ruling allows Biden to end Remain in Mexico
A Supreme Court Ruling will allow the Biden administration to scrap the Trump-era policy commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico.”
Maricopa County attorney: Pre-statehood abortion law is enforceable
While state prosecutors are still navigating the legal landscape after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell believes a pre-statehood law can be enforced.
IRS recommends taxpayers e-file as backlog swells
The deadline for filing tax returns is about a month away. And the IRS is urging taxpayers to file electronically because of a huge backlog with paper returns.
March 14, 2022
Bill to protect condo owners may be unconstitutional
A proposal to save condominium owners from being forced out of their homes has run into a problem. It may be unconstitutional.
March 13, 2022
Hobbs defends early voting, urges justices to reject GOP lawsuit
The state's top election official is urging the state Supreme Court to reject a bid by the Arizona Republican Party to kill all early voting.
March 13, 2022
Sinema meets with Supreme Court nominee Jackson
On Thursday, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
March 12, 2022
Prop. 208, the voter-approved education tax, dead after ruling
A judge on Friday declared that a tax on high-earning Arizona residents to fund education spending that voters approved in 2020 can't be enforced because of a state Supreme Court ruling and ordered its collection permanently blocked.
March 11, 2022
2022 count shows Maricopa County homelessness rising
The Maricopa County 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count is out and it’s not looking good. Glendale saw an increase of nearly 139% from 2020. Phoenix, which has the most people experiencing homelessness, is up 30%.
March 11, 2022
NewsCap: Townsend vs. Rogers will be worse than ugly
Arizona state Sen. Kelly Townsend has abandoned her run for Congress, and will instead challenge fellow Republican Wendy Rogers for reelection. Plus, a series of election-related bills were defeated this week at the state Capitol.
March 11, 2022
Arizona Senate OKs changing vehicle license tax rules
The Arizona Senate unanimously gave preliminary approval on a measure to change the formula used to determine the annual vehicle license tax.
March 11, 2022
Senate committee passes bill requiring proof of citizenship to vote
The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill that requires voters to provide satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship to cast a ballot. It also requires proof of residency within the state.
March 11, 2022
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