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.
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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.
Election Officials Anxious, Optimistic For Nov. 6
Independent auditors of the primary election in Maricopa County described some findings to the Board of Supervisors on Monday.
Oct. 22, 2018
AZ Becomes Battleground For Political Endorsements
President Donald Trump was just in Mesa, and former President George W. Bush and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney were also here in support of U.S. Senate nominee Martha McSally.
Oct. 22, 2018
Report Uses Hard Facts To Assess AZ Economy
This political season, there is a lot of debate about our state’s economy. Have the governor’s policy’s done us well? Have President Trump’s tax cuts hurt or helped local businesses? Even at the city level, the issue of pension reform is part of the conversation leading up to November.
Oct. 22, 2018
Boas On The Republic Endorsement Of Kyrsten Sinema
On Sunday, what is arguably the most significant Arizona Republic endorsement was released when Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema got the nod for U.S. Senate over Republican Rep. Martha McSally.
Oct. 22, 2018
Understanding Proposition 305, A Referendum On School Vouchers
We go back to the legislation that created Arizona's empowerment scholarship accounts, sometimes called ESAs or school vouchers, look at who's used them and why people want the measure to pass or fail.
The Case For And Against Proposition 305
Oct. 22, 2018
President Donald Trump Returns To Anti-Immigration Tactics At Rally
President Donald Trump held a rally in Mesa on Friday night after a day of fundraising and touring Luke Air Force Base. He returned to many of his anti-immigration tactics from the 2016 campaign.
Trump's Mesa Rally Drew Few Protesters
Oct. 20, 2018
Trumps Mesa Rally Drew Few Protesters
The scene outside President Donald Trump’s rally Friday night at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was starkly different than the one in downtown Phoenix last year.
Oct. 20, 2018
President Donald Trump In Arizona For Mesa Rally
President Donald Trump is in Arizona for a rally in Mesa. The stop is part of three-state Western swing on his national midterm campaign tour through Arizona, Nevada and Montana.
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Oct. 19, 2018
Attorney: County Resolutions Against Prop 127 Illegal
A Chandler attorney says a handful of Arizona counties and towns broke the law in their effort to fight a controversial renewable energy ballot measure.
Oct. 19, 2018
AZ Dems Consider Possibility Of Taking State Senate
Among all the talk of a “blue wave” this November, some Arizona Democrats are discussing the possibility of picking up seats in the state legislature, and maybe picking up enough seats to take control of the state Senate.
Oct. 19, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct.19, 2018
Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners joined The Show to talk about the lone U.S. Senate debate between Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema, Joe Arpaio suing The New York Times and more.
Oct. 19, 2018
The Takeaway: Politics And Protest — Hitting The Streets In The Trump Era
Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, millions of Americans have taken to the streets. Amy Walter takes a look at the impact of these movements and whether or not the energy they’ve produced will transfer to the polls in November.
Oct. 19, 2018
Four Candidates Debate For Phoenixs Mayoral Seat
KJZZ hosted a panel of the Phoenix mayoral candidates on Thursday at Rio Salado’s campus.
Oct. 19, 2018
AZ Unemployment Unchanged, Higher Than Average
The unemployment rate in Arizona is exactly where it was a year ago, 4.7 percent. The numbers released Thursday show that’s higher than the national average of 3.7 percent.
Oct. 19, 2018
Congressional Candidates Discuss Climate Change
Four congressional candidates answered questions about the climate at town hall hosted by climate advocacy group Defend Our Future at ASU on Thursday.
Oct. 19, 2018
Analyzing Sinema And McSallys Performance During Debate
Senate candidates Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally sat down with The Arizona Republic and’s editorial board Wednesday.
Oct. 18, 2018
Katie Hobbs On Why She Is Fit To Be Sec. Of State
Arizona’s current Secretary of State Michele Reagan was knocked out in August’s primary, so a new secretary will take office in January.
Oct. 18, 2018
Do Celebrity Endorsements Move The Needle?
Earlier this month, Taylor Swift ended her practice of not talking politics, and took to Instagram to formally endorse two Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee. She is, of course, not the first celebrity to let fans know which candidates they support or oppose.
Oct. 18, 2018
WATCH: Phoenix Mayoral Panel
KJZZ's Mark Brodie, co-host of The Show, asked Phoenix mayoral candidates Kate Gallego, Moses Sanchez, Nicholas Sarwark and Daniel Valenzuela how they plan to lead the nation's fifth largest city into the future.
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Oct. 18, 2018
Millions Of Dollars Behind AZ Corp Comm Elections
Groups supporting Democrats have put up $2.8 million for ad buys and groups backing Republicans have earmarked $3.2 million for elections.
Oct. 18, 2018