Arizona Politics News


White House announces pick for U.S. attorney for Arizona
The White House has announced President Joe Biden’s pick to be the top federal prosecutor in Arizona. Gary Restaino is a longtime assistant U.S. attorney, who helped win convictions against former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi.
8 hours ago
Minimum Wage Ballot Measure In Court Thursday
The fate of whether voters get to decide two ballot measures dealing with wages could depend on who shows up in court and that starts Thursday.
Aug. 11, 2016
Recreational Marijuana Ballot Initiative Likely To Be Certified Thursday
It appears likely that state officials will certify a petition to legalize recreational marijuana for the November ballot, but that doesn’t mean voters will get to decide the issue this year.
Aug. 10, 2016
Arizona Ballot Harvesting Law One Of Several Challenged Across The Country
A pending lawsuit challenges a new state law banning the practice critics call “ballot harvesting.” It’s just one of a handful of election and voting-related laws that have been challenged across the country over the past several weeks. Arizona 'Ballot Harvesting' Law One Of Several Challenged Across The Country
Aug. 10, 2016
Can Christine Jones Maintain Early Lead In Congressional Race?
The signs are up and the ballots are out – Arizona’s primary campaign season is in full swing. Matthew Benson, a director with the Phoenix-based firm Veridus, joins KJZZ's Here and Now for an update.
Aug. 10, 2016
Report: Clinton Sending More Organizers, Funds To Arizona
The Clinton campaign is now targeting Arizona has a state it might win. Representatives of the campaign have notified Arizona democratic leaders of plans to transfer funds to hire more field organizers.
Aug. 9, 2016
Cast Votes Early, Not On Election Day At ASU
The Maricopa County Recorder’s office received some complaints last week after ASU students learned there will not be an on-campus polling location on election day.
Aug. 8, 2016
Is The Clean Elections Commission Prepping For Fight With Ducey Administration?
Earlier this summer, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order banning state agencies and departments from hiring contract lobbyists. At the same time, he set up a system for those agencies to request an exemption from that order.
Aug. 8, 2016
Flake: Trump Could Lose Arizona If He Doesnt Change Tone, Tenor
The state's junior U.S. senator is warning that Arizona could do something in November it hasn't done in 20 years if Donald Trump doesn't change his tone and tenor. I.e. Vote blue in the presidential election.
Aug. 8, 2016
Only 14 Percent Of Independents On The Permanent Early Voting List Received Early Ballots
If you’re a registered independent on the Permanent Early Voting List, you may be wondering where your early ballot is—14 percent of independents on the list received ballots this week.
Aug. 5, 2016
Arizona Sen. John McCain: Hillary Clinton Presidency Is A Worse Outcome Than Anything That I Could Imagine
Arizona Sen. John McCain joined KJZZ for an interview in the midst of one of the more bizarre weeks in the history of political campaigns. He talked about Donald Trump, immigration reform, the open Supreme Court seat and his future in the Senate.
Aug. 5, 2016
Maricopa County Approves More Than 700 Polling Places
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved the 724 polling places for the upcoming Primary and General elections in a meeting Wednesday.
Aug. 3, 2016
Poll: Hillary Clinton Has Slight Lead Over Donald Trump
The Phoenix-based O.H. Predictive Insights poll shows Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over Donald Trump in a state that has gone Democratic once in the last six presidential contests. Poll: Hillary Clinton Has Slight Lead Over Donald Trump
Aug. 3, 2016
Presidential Election Season Ripe With Opportunity For Editorial Cartoonist
There’s so much rich material from Donald Trump, in particular…but Hillary Clinton can be quite a target, too.
Aug. 3, 2016
No Immediate Decision On Arizona Ballot Harvesting Law
Supporters of a new Arizona law making it a felony to harvest, or collect, ballots argued in federal court Wednesday that it will prevent voter fraud that’s occurred in other states, and preserve the integrity of elections.
Aug. 3, 2016
Prediction: A Crazy Year In Arizona Politics
A discussion of some of Arizona's most-watched legislative races with analyst Chris Herstam and Jim Small, an editor of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Aug. 3, 2016
Sen. Jeff Flake: Somebodys Got To Push Back Against Trumps Behavior
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has had conflicts with a number of GOP elected officials during this campaign season, including Arizona’s U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Aug. 3, 2016
Pence Sticks To Talking Points During First Visit To Phoenix As Trumps VP Pick
Despite heavy rains and flooding, several hundred supporters made it to the Phoenix Convention Center in time for Pence’s speech.
Aug. 3, 2016
Ballot Harvesting Law Faces Court Battle, Questions About Enforcement
At least two Arizona counties are not prepared to implement Arizona’s new law outlawing ballot harvesting.
Aug. 2, 2016
What Mike Pences Arizona Visit Says About The Presidential Race (If Anything)
Two weeks after the Republican Convention, the Trump campaign will be back in Arizona to stump. Running mate and Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be holding two town halls in the state Tuesday.
Aug. 2, 2016
Clinton Chew Toys And Trump Condoms: Phoenix Retailers Make Money By Making Light Of Presidential Candidates
As the race for president heats up, some Valley businesses are cashing in — and we’re not talking your typical campaign buttons.
Aug. 2, 2016