Arizona Politics News


Bill passes to make registering to vote, casting ballot on Election Day a felony
A bill is on Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk to make it a felony to allow someone to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.
Blackman condemns Rogers social media posts about Buffalo mass shooting
State Rep. Walt Blackman publicly declared that the people of the northern Arizona legislative district he shares with Sen. Wendy Rogers don't agree with the Twitter post she made this past weekend about the murder of 10 people in Buffalo by a white supremacist.
Petitions submitted for new groundwater management district
A proposal apparently headed to the November ballot would have voters in rural southeastern Arizona decide whether to create a new regulatory district to manage groundwater use for agriculture in an area where aquifer levels have dropped in recent years.
House panel passes bill that prevents ballots cast in unmonitored boxes from being counted
An Arizona House panel passed a bill Wednesday that prevents ballots dropped at some unmonitored boxes from being counted.
Jan. 27, 2022
AZ House Committee OKs bill requiring large enough spaces for public meetings
According to the bill, the head of the body running the meeting could face civil penalties for not providing enough seats.
Jan. 27, 2022
House panel passes measure to guard some flags from HOA rules
A bill makes its way through the Legislature to expand what flags can be protected from HOAs to include flags supporting first responders.
Jan. 27, 2022
WATCH: Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and President Joe Biden are speaking at the White House as Breyer announces his retirement from the nation's highest court.
Jan. 27, 2022
Black attorney confronts systemic racism in the justice system
The U.S. justice system is one of many institutions considered to have systemic racism. Attorney Laura Coates detailed her experience working in the system in her book, "Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness."
Jan. 27, 2022
How tensions at the Ukraine-Russia border could escalate or be dissolved
International tensions remain high as the world watches what Russia may do in regard to Ukraine.
Jan. 27, 2022
Arizona utility regulators again reject clean energy rules
Arizona's utility regulators have rejected new rules that would have drastically boosted the use of renewable energy for the second time in a year.
Jan. 27, 2022
Jeff Flake steps into new job as ambassador to Turkey
Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake formally stepped into his new position as U.S. ambassador to Turkey on Wednesday.
Jan. 26, 2022
Liberal Justice Breyer has strong bond with conservative OConnor
Justice Stephen Breyer is expected to formally announce his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday. Although he was a liberal justice nominated by Bill Clinton, Breyer sided nearly 100 times with a Republican colleague from Arizona.
Jan. 26, 2022
Phoenix switches gears toward Vision Zero traffic safety plan
Three years after rejecting a new traffic safety strategy, Phoenix leaders are shifting gears. On Tuesday, council members started moving toward becoming a Vision Zero city. The change is due to new members, new funding and new statistics.
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Jan. 27, 2022
MCSO jails habve rising COVID-19 cases, staff shortages
As the omicron variant continues to drive up case numbers in the state, Maricopa County’s jails are also experiencing a spike that’s exacerbated by a staffing shortage they’ve been experiencing for some time.
Jan. 26, 2022
House panel OKs bill requiring teachers to tell parents about childs LGBTQ conversations
HB 2161 requires teachers to tell parents relevant to the physical, emotional and mental health of their child. The bill goes as far to include language regarding LGBTQ youth.
Jan. 26, 2022
Biden more active on southern border issues than Trump, research finds
Former President Donald Trump's list of priorities when he took office had immigration and border enforcement at or near the top. But the actual number of executive actions or orders related to immigration by Trump pales in comparison to what President Joe Biden did in his first year in office.
Jan. 25, 2022
AZ Legislature starts debate on changes to election laws
A little more than a year after President Joe Biden took office, many still falsely claim there was widespread voter fraud in the general election. Now the state Legislature is starting the process of potentially altering election laws.
Jan. 25, 2022
Supreme Court wont hear former Rep. Shooters case
The U.S. Supreme Court has doused the last hope of former state Rep. Don Shooter to claim that his rights were violated when he was expelled in 2018 from the House of Representatives.
Jan. 25, 2022
Advocacy groups boycott Senate hearing on election bills
Twelve advocacy groups, from the Arizona Faith Network to Mi Familia Vota, announced they would boycott the legislative hearing of 11 election bills.
Jan. 24, 2022
Gallego: Dems should take a victory lap for COVID moves
President Joe Biden’s approval rating may be suffering, but Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego says there’s plenty the administration, and the Democratic Party, can be proud of.
Jan. 24, 2022
Boas: Politicians need to learn Hispanic districts arent a thing
In a column for the Republic, the president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Business Council, Javier Palomarez, argues that both major parties need to pay more attention to the influence of Latino voters overall, rather than simply put them into so-called "majority-minority" districts.
Jan. 24, 2022
Despite frustration with Sinema, Dems push for voting rights
The failure to pass a voting rights bill is a blow to Democrats, and the response in Arizona to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s position has been swift: On Saturday, the Arizona Democratic Party voted to censure her.
Jan. 24, 2022
AZ Court of Appeals rejects bid to appeal fine for a 2014 political ad
Lawyers for the group Legacy Foundation Action Fund attempted to appeal a nearly $100,000 fine from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, saying it abused authority. But the Court of Appeals rejected any new bids from the fund.
Jan. 24, 2022