Arizona Politics News


DNC, Arizona Democrats the latest to sue Arizona over new voter-ID law
The Democratic National Committee and the Arizona Democratic Party want a federal judge to strike down another attempt by legislative Republicans to demand proof of citizenship from federal-only voters.
Maricopa County certifies election results in spite of threatening messages to workers
Maricopa County supervisors Monday certified the Aug. 2 primary. It was an election that saw record voter turnout and minimal problems according to County Recorder Stephen Richer.
U.S. imposes more Colorado River water cuts on Arizona, Nevada
U.S. officials announced Tuesday that Arizona and Nevada will face more Colorado River water cuts as they endure extreme drought. The cuts will place officials under extraordinary pressure to plan for a hotter, drier future and a growing population.
Every last drop: Tackling big questions about Arizona's water future
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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
Education Will Be Key Issue At Arizona Capitol — Again
The first session of the 54th Arizona Legislature begins Monday with Gov. Doug Ducey giving his State of the State address. Education is again expected to take center stage at the Capitol.
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Jan. 14, 2019
Before Leaving Office, Jon Kyl Discloses Finances
In leaving office, Sen. Jon Kyl filed a financial disclosure form. It included hundreds of thousands of dollars he made as a registered lobbyist for the firm Covington and Burling. There’s also more than $120,000 reported as pay Kyl received from ASU for teaching classes.
Jan. 11, 2019
Expect More AZ Releases Roadmap For Education
In his inauguration speech earlier this week, Gov. Doug Ducey put his priorities for education and reigning in government spending back to back. Meanwhile, education advocates are demanding more funding for Arizona schools.
Jan. 11, 2019
Former Sen. Flake May Join TV Networks
It appears former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake may soon be working for the TV networks. Since announcing he would not run again for office in October 2018, several reports have emerged of Flake meeting with television and cable news executives.
Jan. 11, 2019
AZs Data Guru Breaks Down Voter Statistics
The final numbers are in. All 15 counties have filed final voter information, and we can now see just who voted in Arizona in 2018.
Jan. 10, 2019
McCain Maverick Mural On Hold In Scottsdale
A privately-funded public mural honoring John McCain in Scottsdale has been put on hold. The city is reconsidering the project after complaints from local business owners.
Jan. 9, 2019
League Of Arizona Cities And Towns Focused On Defense At Capitol
The Arizona Legislature starts its 2019 session on Monday, and lawmakers will be debating and voting on any number of bills and issues. In advance of the new session, The Show talked to different organizations about their priorities for this year.
Jan. 9, 2019
Legislation Planned To Regulate Arizona Vaping Epidemic
Teen use of e-cigarettes — or vaping — is on the rise. As of 2016, 11 percent of high-schoolers reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has declared youth vaping use an epidemic.
Jan. 9, 2019
Partial Government Shutdown Harming Navajo Nation
As the partial shutdown of the federal government continues, the Navajo Nation, along with many other tribes who rely on federal programs, are hurting. Fronteras Desk's Laurel Morales joined The Show to talk the ways the shutdown is impacting the community.
Jan. 9, 2019
Elected Officials Take  Office In Official Inauguration Ceremony
Arizona’s top statewide elected officials took their oaths of office Monday, as part of inauguration ceremonies.
Jan. 8, 2019
Gov. Ducey Addresses Water In Inaugural Speech
One of the items Gov. Ducey addressed during his inaugural speech Monday was water and how Arizonans need to come together to help ensure the state’s future.
Jan. 8, 2019
AZ Chamber Of Commerce Pushing Drought Plan
Arizona lawmakers will be back at the Capitol on Monday to start their 2019 session, and in advance of that, The Show wanted to get a sense of what some of the big issues might be this year.
Jan. 8, 2019
Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva Talks Priorities, Agenda
For years, Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva has served on the House Natural Resources Committee, with the past six years spent under GOP control. But now Grijalva is taking over as chair, and he has big plans, bolstered by new Democratic control over the House.
Jan. 7, 2019
Arizona Officials Take Oath Of Office
Monday was Inauguration Day in Arizona. Six statewide officials took the oath of office and officially begin their four-year terms. And, unlike the past several years, two of those statewide elected officials are Democrats.
Jan. 7, 2019
Maricopa County Supervisors Say Election Reform Is Priority
In 2019, Maricopa County's Board of Supervisors plan to take action on resolving the 2018 election issues. With 748 voting precincts in Maricopa County, Board of Supervisors Chair Steve Chucri called it a top priority heading into 2019.
Jan. 7, 2019
Court To Give Opponents Another Swipe At Ballot Harvesting Law
As national attention focuses on the investigation into possible "ballot harvesting" in a North Carolina congressional race, a federal appeals court plans to give Democrats another chance to argue against an earlier ruling upholding Arizona's 2016 elections law.
Jan. 7, 2019