Arizona Politics News


Sen. Rios suspects Republicans will seek more anti-abortion legislation
After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Arizona Senate Democratic leader Rebecca Rios says Republican state lawmakers will likely push for more anti-abortion legislation in the next session.
Department of Justice could sue Arizona over Voter ID law
The federal government is planning to sue Arizona over a new state law that requires proof of citizenship to vote for president.
Analyst says threats on election officials horrific and terrifying
Due to ongoing threats from supporters of Donald Trump, a pair of Republican elections officials are resigning in Yavapai County.
Ferrara, Stanton Square Off In 9th Congressional District
Kyrsten Sinema won the seat in 2016 by more than 20 points. Democratic candidate and former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is looking to capitalize on that historic advantage.
Oct. 31, 2018
Early Voter Trends Show Republican, Democrat Turnout Narrowing
Wednesday was the recommended deadline for voters to mail in early ballots for the 2018 general election. And that means new numbers are coming in for early-voting trends
Oct. 31, 2018
Millions In APS Backed Anti Prop. 127 Ads Are Working
Less than a week away from election day and political sentiment over Proposition 127, The Renewable Energy Standards Initiative, appears to falling in favor of utility company APS.
Oct. 31, 2018
Does Political Spending Impact Perceptions Of Donors?
Arizona Public Service has spent more than $30 million on the campaign to defeat Prop 127, which would increase the state’s renewable energy standard. But that ballot measure isn’t the only place APS is spending political money.
Oct. 31, 2018
Many AZ Counties Fail To Inform Voters Of Ballot Problems
Most of Arizona’s 3.7 million voters elect to receive their ballot by mail. An empty ballot is sent to each voter, and the voter fills it out and drops it back in their mailbox. Simple. But the envelope doesn’t immediately get dropped into a ballot box, it has to be validated first.
Oct. 31, 2018
Halloween Is The Last Day To Mail In Your Ballot
It takes three to five business days for you ballot to arrive to the recorder' office.
Oct. 31, 2018
AZ Candidates With Education Connections
KJZZ compiled data to identify 43 people with ties to education running for office in statewide races and legislative seats, and made it into an interactive graphic.
Oct. 30, 2018
Why The Water Conservation District Board Is Important
To help understand more about the 15-member Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board — and generally what type of candidates are running for it — Rhett Larson, associate professor of law at ASU and a Senior Research Fellow at the Kyl Center for Water Policy, joined The Show.
Oct. 30, 2018
Negative Ads Dominate U.S. Senate Race Between McSally, Sinema
Arizona’s race for the U.S. Senate between Reps. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema has made national headlines for how close it is — and how negative. So why are we seeing all the nasty?
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Oct. 30, 2018
Gaynor, Hobbs Face Off In Secretary Of State Race
The race to become Arizona’s second-in-command, the Secretary of State, is between Democratic lawmaker Katie Hobbs and Republican political newcomer Steve Gaynor.
Oct. 30, 2018
Election Program Will Work To Prevent Voter Fraud
The U.S. Attorney’s Office will work in conjunction with the Department of Justice’s nationwide Election Day Program for the November elections. The program is meant to ensure everyone can freely exercise their right to vote.
Oct. 30, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: More U.S. Sanctions Coming Against Iran
Some European countries could be following Arizona’s lead when it comes to their clocks, and the Cuban leader is set to take his first big foreign trip as president. For more on international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston in London.
Oct. 29, 2018
Political Sniping Along The Side Of The Road
Congresswoman Debbie Lesko agreed to take down signs that said “fake doctor” with an arrow pointing to the signs for her opponent, Hiral Tipirneni, who is, in fact, a real doctor. And that’s not the only example where opposing messages have popped up next to a candidate or ballot measure’s sign.
Oct. 29, 2018
ESA Students Primarily Moved From Highly Rated Schools
Proposition 305 is on the ballot asking voters to either uphold or get rid of a law that state legislators passed last year to expand the ESA program. But an Arizona Republic analysis has found that most students who use ESAs to go to a private school are leaving wealthier, well-rated school districts.
Oct. 29, 2018
The Takeaway: Brazil Elects Far-Right Bolsonaro For President
Bolsonaro is a far-right candidate who has championed the country’s military dictatorship and threatened to jail political opponents. His election makes Brazil the latest country to elect a far-right leader, worrying progressives in Latin America and around the world.
Oct. 29, 2018
The Takeaway: It Is Time To Confront White Supremacist Violence
Last week was a disheartening and troubling spree of violence and terror — and raises critical questions about the rise of white supremacist violence in our nation.
Oct. 29, 2018
Early Voting Surges In Arizona
The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office is reporting a surge in early voting. Spokesperson Matt Roberts said the office has received about 200,000 more early ballots this year than at this point in the 2014 election cycle.
Oct. 29, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct.26, 2018
Discussing the week in news with Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and longtime pollster Mike O’Neil, host of the radio program the Think Tank.
Oct. 26, 2018
AZ Supreme Court Confirms 5-2 Vote Against Invest In Ed
At the end of August, the state Supreme Court ruled the Invest in Ed measure could not appear on the ballot. On Friday, the court released its full opinion, including the actual vote count among justices. On Friday, the court released its full opinion, including the actual vote count among justices.
Oct. 26, 2018
Phoenix Saturated With Political Ads Before Elections
Unless you completely avoid television or the internet, you’ve no doubt felt saturated by the number of political ads during this current election cycle.
Oct. 26, 2018