Arizona Politics News


Brnovich wants Ducey to call Legislature back for special session on abortion
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to help clarify the legal status of abortion in the state.
Abortion ban ruling is not what 90% of Arizonans want
Voter sentiments do not align with the recent court ruling that effectively outlawed most abortions in Arizona, according to public opinion polling data collected this month.
Despite Sinemas campy outfits, queer community doesnt always feel represented
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is probably one of the most powerful queer women in the country. And writer Nathan Kohrman sees a lot of camp in her ever-analyzed wardrobe.
Boas On Arizona Vaccine Bills
A trio of bills in the Arizona legislature could — if passed and then signed by the governor — make it easier for residents to opt out of vaccinations for their kids.
March 11, 2019
Little Movement Seen On Tax Conformity Impasse At Arizona Capitol
After a busy week last week, lawmakers came back to the Arizona Capitol on Monday to get back to work in committee and on the floor — and there appears to be a real impasse between Gov. Doug Ducey and Republicans in the Legislature over tax conformity.
March 11, 2019
Is Venezuela An Apple Of Discord Between Mexico, U.S.?
The U.S. and Mexico have become the promised land for many Venezuelans escaping from their current government. But when the political and humanitarian crisis escalated in the South American nation, Mexico and the U.S. faced each other with different diplomatic approaches.
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March 11, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap March 8, 2019
To talk about Arizona's progress towards a texting and driving ban, the Phoenix mayor’s race in the home stretch and more, public policy consultant Chris Herstam and editor-in-chief of Jon Gabriel joined The Show.
March 8, 2019
House May Move Boundary Between Santa Cruz County, Cochise County
The Arizona House of Representatives took the first steps Thursday to possibly move the boundary between Santa Cruz County and Cochise County.
March 8, 2019
Does It Matter That Mark Kelly Is Rejecting Corporate PAC Money?
In his campaign for the U.S. Senate, former astronaut Mark Kelly has promised not to take campaign contributions from corporate political action committees, also known as corporate PACs — although it may not matter much.
Arizona U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Kelly Holds First Phoenix Rally
March 8, 2019
New Chandler Mayor Talks Technology, Jobs
Chandler is the fourth largest city in Arizona by population, and last fall residents elected a new mayor. The Show met with Hartke at Chandler City Hall to talk about his first couple of months as mayor of a city he says is in pretty good shape.
March 7, 2019
New Book Explores What It Means To Be An Immigrant
The most headline-grabbing stories about immigration tend to focus on undocumented immigration into the U.S. from Central and South America. But an often overlooked form of immigration are legal visas that permit immigrants to accept certain jobs such as high-skilled positions in the tech industry.
March 7, 2019
Why The Recall  Of Councilman Nowakowski Was Halted
Earlier this week, it was announced that there would be no recall election for Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski. To help sift through the details, Arizona Republic reporter Jessica Boehm joined The Show.
March 7, 2019
AZ Senate Imposes New Restrictions On Initiatives
Republican senators voted Wednesday to impose new requirements on initiative circulators, the paid workers or volunteers who collect signatures for ballot initiatives
March 7, 2019
Some Say Montgomery Vetoed Criminal Justice Reform
Some lawmakers say they are concerned that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has too much influence over the Arizona Legislature
March 6, 2019
Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Faces Uphill Battle
The Arizona Senate has approved a ban on texting-while-driving. It now faces an uphill battle in the House, where lawmakers have been resistant to statewide action.
March 6, 2019
Is Preventative War Beneficial?
How many wars throughout human history were preventable? From the standpoint of logic, perhaps every one of them, because one side or another could have chosen a more peaceful or strategically-sensible path.
March 6, 2019
Does America Have A Polarization Problem?
The realm of U.S. politics continues to be one where polarization dominates, and winning seems even more important than it did in the past.
March 6, 2019
Border Crossings Increased In February
The Trump administration has implemented strong policies — labeled "draconian" by some — to limit undocumented immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. But the latest numbers from Customs and Border Protection show those policies may be having the opposite effect.
March 6, 2019
Analysis Finds Protests Led To More Education Funding
Teachers in a handful of states, including Arizona, went on strike last year, demanding higher pay among other improvements. A recent report found, by and large, those teachers that walked out of the classroom got more money.
March 6, 2019
What Is Trumps Impact On The Supreme Court?
President Trump has had an enormous impact on the U.S. Supreme Court, appointing Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. He has also claimed to have been incredibly influential on the lower courts as well, though that is much more difficult to quantify.
March 5, 2019
All AZ Universities Receive Greenlight On Free Speech
All of Arizona’s three major public universities have been given a “greenlight” by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education — or FIRE — for their policies on free speech.
March 5, 2019
Controversy About MAGA Gear In School Sparks Anger
Last Friday, at Perry High School in the Chandler Unified School District, students wore “Make America Great Again” clothing and carried a Trump banner to school. The students say it was to celebrate the school’s “Party in the USA" theme day.
March 5, 2019
Arizona Could Soon See A Longer General Election
Arizona’s primary election could be moving to the beginning of August instead of the last Tuesday of the month, as it is now.
March 5, 2019