Arizona Politics News


Phoenix candidate appeals case after learning judge’s wife supported opponent
A Phoenix City Council candidate thinks the state’s highest court should hear his lawsuit to keep an opponent off the November ballot. Moses Sanchez is appealing a lower court ruling after learning the judge’s wife supported his opponent, Kevin Robinson.
Former ambassador to UN: Sentencing may help expedite Griners release
Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for nearly six months on drug charges. And those hoping for her return were devastated when she was hit with a nine-year prison sentence.
How FBIs Mar-a-Lago raid looks to former U.S. attorney
The FBI’s serving of a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago house is being called an historic event, and speculation persists about what exactly agents were looking for.
Lawsuits allege AZ lawmakers Biggs, Gosar and Finchem are unqualified to hold public office
Arguing they violated the U.S. Constitution, a national organization has sued to keep Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, as well as state Rep. Mark Finchem, off the ballot this fall.
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April 7, 2022
WATCH: Biden, Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson speak after historic Senate confirmation
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson are set to deliver remarks on the Senate's historic, bipartisan confirmation of Jackson to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
April 8, 2022
New law bars HOAs from prohibiting artificial turf on lawns
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that prevents homeowner associations from adopting rules that block the use of artificial turf.
April 7, 2022
Bill to allow AZ Office of Tourism to sell artwork stalls in Senate
A measure to allow the Arizona Office of Tourism to sell goods and services to raise money has stalled in the state Senate.
April 7, 2022
Russian-American journalist: Putin believes he is fighting a war with the U.S.
The aggressive nature of Vladimir Putin and his background in intelligence have many observers concerned about just how far he will go to conquer Ukraine and, possibly, some of its neighbors.
April 7, 2022
Phoenix task force wants homeless shelters, services spread across city
The Phoenix city manager’s task force to address strategies on homelessness presented its recommendations to council members Wednesday.
April 6, 2022
Bill proposes forgiving student loans for veterinarians
The Arizona Legislature is pushing a bill that could forgive up to $100,000 in student loans for veterinarians. But the catch is they need to graduate after Jan. 1, 2023, and work at a nonprofit shelter or agricultural practice that has a shortage.
April 6, 2022
U.S. Senate passes reclassification bill for Tohono Oodham Nations Shadow Wolves unit
A bill to classify the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Shadow Wolves unit as special agents is on President Biden’s desk for signing.
April 6, 2022
Why the failure of a bill protecting LGBTQ Arizonans is still progress
A measure to provide constitutional protections for LGBTQ Arizonans failed to pass the state House last month. But consultant Tyler Montague says it’s a marathon, not a sprint when it comes to issues like this.
April 6, 2022
Lawmakers want to overhaul how schools are funded. Some educators are worried
A proposal to overhaul the way schools are funded in Arizona is under consideration in the Arizona Legislature.
April 6, 2022
AZ Supreme Court rejects jurisdiction over GOP lawsuit to end early voting
The Arizona Supreme Court rejected a bid by the Arizona Republican Party to get the justices to declare that early voting is unconstitutional.
April 5, 2022
How a GOP-backed voting measure could disenfranchise thousands of AZ voters
Arizona voters will have the chance to weigh in on a new voter ID measure in November.
April 5, 2022
Phoenix councilmembers urge mayor to address unresolved Maricopa County attorney scandals
The vice mayor of Phoenix and one of its council members are calling on Mayor Kate Gallego to hold a policy meeting on how to handle scandals that were left unresolved after Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel resigned.
April 5, 2022
AZ lawmakers may require teachers to post classroom materials online. But will parents look?
State lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require Arizona public school teachers to post much of what they use in the classroom online. But teachers are split in their reactions.
April 5, 2022
Navajo Nation lobbies for extended uranium compensation
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with members of Congress in support of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.
April 4, 2022
Could Arizona outlaw abortion? U.S. Supreme Court decisions could mean major changes
Arizona is set to become one of the most restrictive states in the country for abortion access. Gov. Ducey signed a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks gestation. And many expect the state could set even further limits on abortion in the year ahead.
April 5, 2022
The legislative session is approaching 100 days. Are lawmakers any closer on a new budget?
Agendas and calendars are few and far between so far this week at the state Capitol, as most of the committee work for the session is done, and lawmakers focus on the remaining bills. But that doesn’t mean it’ll necessarily be a quiet week for the Legislature.
April 4, 2022
Boas: Murders of journalists threaten democracy in Mexico
Verbal attacks on journalists in the U.S. and around the world have increased significantly in recent years, but physical violence against reporters and others is still rare — with Mexico being a notable exception.
April 4, 2022
Plan to lift ban on asylum seekers worries border city mayor
An Arizona border city’s mayor has voiced concerns how his community will be affected by the Biden administration’s plan to lift the ban on asylum-seekers at the U.S-Mexico border on public health grounds.
April 4, 2022
Pima County leader to resign months after bicycle crash
Longtime Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry is resigning more than five months after he was seriously injured while riding his bicycle in downtown Tucson.
April 4, 2022