Arizona Politics News


Kari Lake wins GOP primary for governor
Two days after polls closed in Arizona, the Associated Press called the Republican primary for governor for former local news anchor Kari Lake, an election-denying new convert to Republican causes.
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Democrat Fontes wins AZ primary for secretary of state
Former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes has won the Democratic nomination for Arizona secretary of state and the right to take on a supporter of former President Donald Trump who believes the false narrative that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
NewsCap: Will Karrin Taylor Robson endorse Kari Lake?
Tuesday's primary election saw big wins for Trump-endorsed candidates on the Republican side, including Kari Lake defeating Karrin Taylor Robson for the governor nomination.
Some AZ Lawmakers Want To Preserve Legislative Immunity
In his State of the State address on Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he wants to get rid of legislative immunity, a measure that protects lawmakers from arrest in certain circumstances. But some Arizona lawmakers think it should stay in place.
Jan. 16, 2019
New Navajo President Faces Big Economic Challenges
Jonathan Nez was sworn in Tuesday as the new president of the country’s largest Native American reservation.
Jan. 16, 2019
In Wake Of Don Shooter Expulsion, Still No Code Of Conduct
When Representative Don Shooter was expelled by his colleagues during the 2018 legislative session — the first such expulsion in more than 25 years. It was seen as a sign that lawmakers had raised expectations for their colleagues’ behavior.
Jan. 15, 2019
Americans For Prosperity Want Reform
In addition to Ducey's priorities, we wanted to find out what the Americans for Prosperity would like to see happen at the Capitol.
Jan. 15, 2019
Has The Political Power Of Evangelicals Waned?
The political power of evangelical Christians has been a long-time force in the U.S., beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. But is their political influence as strong as it used to be?
Jan. 15, 2019
4 Obstacles Facing Arizona As It Finishes A Drought Plan
On the first day of the legislative session, water led Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State address. There are lots of reasons to get a drought deal done. But despite significant progress, there are obstacles.
Shutdown, More Water Requests Could Disrupt Arizona Drought Plan
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Increased Rainy Day Fund
In his State of State address Monday, Gov. Ducey said despite a sunny economic outlook, the state won’t, in his words, “let the good times roll.” Instead, Ducey says he plans on significantly boosting the state’s rainy day fund.
Jan. 15, 2019
Ducey Calls For Spirit Of Bipartisanship In State Address
Gov. Doug Ducey gave his State of the State address Monday, kicking off the new legislative session and his second term in office. In it, he praised Arizona’s booming economy and working in the spirit of bipartisanship.
Jan. 15, 2019
The Takeaway: What Recourse Do Federal Workers Have During A Shutdown? Learning From The 1981 Air Traffic Controllers
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration when many of their members received a paycheck for $0.00. We look at the role these controllers play in air travel safety and potential protests. But air traffic controllers have had a showdown with the federal government before.
Jan. 15, 2019
St. Marys Brings Food To TSA Workers
There are almost 1,000 TSA workers in the Phoenix areas alone that have now gone without a paycheck in the new year. St. Mary’s Food Bank said it served about 300 on Monday. The food bank will be back to serve more if the government shutdown continues to strain the budgets of its workers.
Jan. 14, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Big Week Upcoming For Brexit
Tuesday is a big day in the ongoing Brexit saga, as the United Kingdom moves ever closer to leaving the European Union. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
Jan. 14, 2019
AZ Minority Leader: Dems Ready To Play More Prominent Role
On Monday afternoon, Gov. Ducey delivers his State of the State speech, outlining his priorities for the 2019 legislative session. The Show recently sat down with House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez of Yuma.
Jan. 14, 2019
Boas: Lawmakers Battle Over AZs Budget Surplus
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.
Jan. 14, 2019
Tensions In The Phoenix City Council Continue To Bubble
The Phoenix City Council has had to face big choices in the past year, but the debates in meetings have been about more than just the issues. Tension between council members has bubbled up to the surface.
Jan. 14, 2019
Arizona Representatives Show Split Over Shutdown
Into the fourth week of the longest government shutdown in U.S. History, Arizona’s Congressional delegation continues to fight along party lines.
Jan. 14, 2019
Sen. Fann: Lawmakers To Consider Raises For Officers
When Arizona Gov. Ducey gives his State of the State Address Monday afternoon, one of the lawmakers sitting behind him will be the new Senate president, Karen Fann, of Prescott. She talked about what she hopes to hear from the governor.
Jan. 14, 2019
The Takeaway: New Reports Underscore FBI
This weekend, The New York Times published a report detailing the FBI's shock following President Trump's firing of James Comey in 2017. The bureau opened up a counterintelligence inquiry into the President's connections with Russia, worried that he may have been working as an agent of a foreign state.
Jan. 14, 2019
Water, Ed Expected To Be Main Points In State Of The State
On Monday afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey will give the annual State of the State speech. For a preview on what he might talk about, The Show spoke with Carmen Foreman, who covers the governor’s office for the Arizona Capitol Times.
Jan. 14, 2019
Ducey Lawyers Challenge Suit Calling For Special Election
A lawsuit filed before the new year looks to demand a special Arizona election to replace the late Sen. John McCain. Lawyers for Gov. Doug Ducey are challenging the suit, saying Ducey abided by the state constitution when he appointed Martha McSally to succeed Jon Kyl.
Jan. 14, 2019
LISTEN: Duceys State Of The State Address
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey delivers his State of the State on Monday afternoon as the first session of the 54th Arizona Legislature gets under way. Listen live.
Jan. 14, 2019