Arizona Politics News


DOJ subpoenas election officials in states Trump disputed
Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to overturn the results of the election.
The AZ midterm elections results are official. Whats expected to happen next
The results from last month’s election are final, after state officials certified them Dec. 5. But that doesn’t mean the election is necessarily over.
State Sen. Bowie urges lawmakers to call special session on education spending cap
Lawmakers are debating calling a special session, with the topic of lifting the education spending cap one of the key points of contention.
U.S. Senate Candidate Hopefuls Challenge McSally Appointment
A long standing provision to the U.S. Constitution could place Arizona Sen. Martha McSally’s appointment in jeopardy. An attorney for Libertarian Barry Hess and other politicians has asked a federal judge to order a statewide election — and soon — to let voters choose who should sit in the state’s second U.S. Senate seat.
April 15, 2019
Rep.  Gallego Joins Swalwells Presidential Campaign
After announcing he would not run for the 2020 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat, Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego is getting involved in the race for the White House. Gallego is serving as national campaign chair for fellow Rep. Eric Swalwell’s presidential run.
April 15, 2019
Boas: The University Of Arizona And Border Patrol Protests
Recently in Tucson, on the University of Arizona campus, some students protested the presence of U.S. Border Patrol speakers. That protest led to campus police recommending charges, and another subsequent, larger protest.
April 15, 2019
Immigration On Mexico Border Is Spiking
Migration numbers at the U.S.-Mexico border are spiking and, to many observers, living up to the word "crisis." Compared to 2014, when then-President Barack Obama declared a humanitarian crisis, there are twice as many migrants who’ve come across so far in 2019. That includes families, asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors.
April 15, 2019
New Arizona Parks Director Talks Rebuilding
Arizona State Parks and Trails has a new leader. Executive DirectorBob Broscheid was confirmed by the state Senate last month. His predecessor, Sue Black, had been the subject of a number of controversies.
April 15, 2019
Mexico And U.S. Business Lobbies Sign Agreement
Two of the main economic organizations in Mexico and the United States signed an agreement on Friday, during the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue in Mérida, Mexico. The agreement will serve as a prelude to the renewed free trade agreement for North America, known as USMCA.
April 15, 2019
Tempe Removes Councilman Granville From Office
“I believe the women,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby. “Councilmember Granville has lost the trust of this body and the trust of the community.”
April 13, 2019
Sports Writer Takes On President Trumps Golf Record
For years, President Trump has been called out by critics for being inconsistent when it comes to telling the truth. The president claims to have at least 18 club championships, which would be incredible — except it isn’t true.
April 12, 2019
Mexican Authorities Attempting To Slow Flow Of Migrants
As President Donald Trump has been putting pressure Mexico to slow down the flow of migrants reaching the border, Mexican authorities are containing hundreds of people in the southern part of that country. Senior Field Correspondent Jorge Valencia was reporting from Mexico's border with Central America.
April 12, 2019
Vice President, Ducey Challenge Congress On Border
Vice President Mike Pence met with Gov. Doug Ducey and federal immigration officials along Arizona’s border with Mexico on Thursday. Flanked by a group of olive-uniformed Border Patrol agents and with the border fence topped in concertina wire as the backdrop, Pence called on Congress to harden immigration rules against asylum seekers.
April 12, 2019
Arizona Bill To Allow Loaded Guns In Cars On School Premises Defeated
In Arizona, adults are allowed to leave unloaded guns inside of cars on school grounds. An effort to change that law was defeated on Thursday in the Arizona Legislature.
April 12, 2019
White Nationalists Embrace Classics Of Greece, Rome
The public presence of so-called white nationalists has increased dramatically over the past few years. Things that may have been written or espoused in the dark corners of the web are now being seen in much more open spaces — including college and university campuses.
April 11, 2019
Violence Against Women Act Proves Contentious In Congress
The Violence Against Women Act has become a lightning rod in a divided Congress, and that has many on-the-ground providers on edge. Last week, two months after the House let it lapse, the House of Representatives voted to renew the landmark legislation — with many Republicans voting against it.
April 11, 2019
Whats The State Of U.S. Foreign Policy?
U.S. foreign policy has been less predictable during the Trump administration, or at least it has seemed less cohesive thanks to President Donald Trump's tweets and rhetoric.
April 10, 2019
Rights Groups Call For Blacklisting Of Trump Administration Officials
Wednesday is Kirstjen Nielsen’s last day as head of the Department of Homeland Security. Nielsen resigned on Sunday, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration to resign or be fired. Her departure also places her on a so-called "blacklist" created by civil rights and immigration groups.
April 10, 2019
Pedestrian Safety Continues To Be An Issue In Arizona
In 2017, the Governors Highway Safety Association said Arizona was fifth in the nation for most pedestrian deaths. By 2018, we were No. 1. The Show talked about the issue with C.J. Hager, director of Vitalyst Healthy Community Policies, a project that advocates for better, safer street design.
April 10, 2019
Teachers Dont Think Legislators Have Done Enough
One year ago this month, educators around the state were wearing red and ramping up to what would become the largest teacher walkout in state history. Now, the teachers behind the #RedForEd movement say the state has not done enough.
April 10, 2019
Arizona Businesses Navigate International Uncertainty
The U.S. Census Bureau says, in 2017, Arizona’s exports totaled nearly $21 billion. But there is now economic uncertainty with three major trading partners: Mexico, China and the UK.
April 10, 2019
With DCP Through Congress, Some For Water Conservation
The Drought Contingency Plan aims to help deal with a water shortage if one is declared, but the DCP does not really take on the issue of water conservation. To talk more about this, The Show reached out to John Shepard, senior director of programs with the Sonoran Institute.
April 10, 2019
VP Mike Pence Is Visiting Nogales
Vice President Mike Pence returns to Arizona on Thursday, this time to tour the Border Patrol station in Nogales. Pence’s trip was announced Monday, just days after President Donald Trump visited Calexico, California.
April 10, 2019