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.
Phoenix Recall Of Nowakowski Election Called Off
The Urban Phoenix Project PAC collected enough signatures to force a recall election against Councilman Michael Nowakowski. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge stopped the recall Tuesday.
March 5, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence Visits The Valley
Vice President Mike Pence came to the Valley on Tuesday to speak at The Phoenician resort. KJZZ’s Casey Kuhn was there, and she joined The Show to give a preview of what he was here to talk about.
March 5, 2019
What Does Citizenship Mean?
What does citizenship mean to you? There’s the legal definition of what constitutes a citizen — someone who was born in this country or someone who became a citizen later in life. Then there’s the thing it represents: belonging, civic duty, nationality.
March 5, 2019
Milk, Meat Substitutes Wont Need New Labels After Bill Fails
Arizona shoppers who like soy milk won't have to start hunting around for the product to find it under some new label. Ditto for those who are fans of almond butter.
March 5, 2019
Statewide Texting-And-Driving Ban Passes Arizona Senate
The Arizona Senate has approved what may be Arizona’s first-ever universal ban on texting while driving. Senate Bill 1165 is far reaching: no driver would be able to hold a device in their hand while the car is in motion.
March 5, 2019
Boas: How Democrats Came To Dominate California Politics
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
March 4, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Opposition Returns To Venezuela
The ongoing political saga in Venezuela has taken another step. The opposition politician Juan Guaido, the man many countries — including the United States — consider the legitimate interim president of Venezuela, has returned there on Monday, risking arrest by the current administration.
March 4, 2019
Ex-CIA Director Criticizes Trumps Battle With Intelligence Community
Former CIA Director John Brennan has been consistently willing to challenge President Trump’s negativity toward the intelligence community. Brennan was in Arizona last week as part of ASU’s Barrett Honors College’s John J. Rhodes Lecture.
March 4, 2019
Whats Behind A Bit Of Chaos In Arizona House
Committee agendas will pick up again this week at the Arizona Capitol, after last week’s work focused on sending bills from one chamber to the other. For our weekly look-ahead at what to expect at 1700 W. Washington St., Katie Campbell of the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show.
March 4, 2019
Why The Drought Contingency Plan ‘Deadlines’ Don’t Tell The Full Story
As Arizona and other Colorado River states move ever closer to finishing the Drought Contingency Plan to boost Lake Mead, the federal government is moving forward on a parallel track. That path would create a federal plan in case the states don’t finish by the deadline. But what is the deadline?
Climatologist: Recent Snow, Rain Likely Not Enough To Head Off Drought
March 4, 2019
SNL Lampoons Gosar At Cohens Hearing
"Saturday Night Live" took a few jabs at Republican members who oversaw Wednesday's hearing of convicted presidential attorney Michael Cohen, with Arizona's Rep. Paul Gosar among them.
March 4, 2019
Expanded In-State Tuition Bill Heads To Arizona House
A bill that would set one in-state college tuition rate for any student who graduates from an Arizona high school will be debated by the House Education Committee Monday.
March 4, 2019
Wave Of ICE Releases Forces Advocates To Scramble
Advocates said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released hundreds more migrants and asylum seekers this weekend than the agency had told volunteers to expect, and the system to help them was overwhelmed by the volume.
March 4, 2019
School Responds After Controversy With Trump Apparel
Officials at Perry High School in Gilbert are responding after parents accused school administrators of demanding students remove clothing and accessories with President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” logo.
March 4, 2019
U.S. Negotiating Steel Tariffs
The U.S. is continuing its negotiation over the trade of steel and aluminum with Canada and Mexico, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of a legislative committee this week.
March 4, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Debate New Car Rental Regulations
Arizona House lawmakers approved a measure that would allow individuals to rent out their own cars with minimal regulations. HB 2559 also excludes peer-to-peer car rentals from state and county taxes paid by traditional rental car companies.
March 1, 2019
Can Diplomacy Solve The So-Called Border Crisis?
From the initial demand that Mexico will pay for a border wall, to a national emergency declaration to pay for it, so much has been focused on building security on the border. It can be easy to forget about other approaches to easing immigration — like diplomacy.
March 1, 2019
Protest Over Officer Shooting Breaks Out At Tempe City Hall
The Tempe City Council has approved a new cell phone ban for drivers. But, that wasn’t the most controversial aspect of last night’s meeting, as it ultimately turned into a protest that spilled outside city hall. To talk about what happened, Paulina Pineda of The Arizona Republic joined The Show.
March 1, 2019
Is The U.S. Meaningful To AMLO After 90 Days As President Of Mexico?
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) celebrates his first 90 days as president of Mexico. He has been compared to U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln — and Donald Trump. But what’s his take on the United States?
March 1, 2019
Documentary, House Bill Aim For AZ Justice Reform
A push for criminal justice reform is happening across the country as strange bedfellows like the Koch Brothers and the ACLU find themselves on the same side for some proposed changes. In Arizona, the push comes in the form of House Bill 2270.
Feb. 28, 2019