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.
Pentagon Awards $1 Billion In Border Fence Projects
The Pentagon announced late Tuesday it has awarded about $1 billion for replacement border fence projects along the U.S.-Mexico border. The money was divided between two projects, one in Yuma and a second larger project in New Mexico.
April 10, 2019
Arizona In Crosshairs Of U.S. Department Of Education
In 2016, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill known as the “menu option.” Public school boards could choose alternatives to the AzMERIT standardized test, instead opting for tests like the ACT or SAT. But, this has put Arizona in the crosshairs of the U.S. Department of Education.
April 9, 2019
Republicans Terrified About DHS Shake-Up
Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving the Department of Homeland Security — but she may not be the only one. With The Show to talk about the upheaval at the agency was Melanie Zanona, a congressional reporter with Politico.
April 9, 2019
AZ House Approves Requirements For Emergency Early Voting
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would require anyone voting at an emergency voting center to sign an affidavit.
April 9, 2019
Why Youth Minimum Wage Proposal Appears Dead
A controversial bill that would allow employers to pay young people less than the minimum wage appears dead at the Capitol.
April 9, 2019
Mexican Feminist Group Expands To The U.S.
The fight in Mexico for equality and justice for women is going beyond borders. A Mexican feminist group is now opening a branch in the United States. Hijas de la MX is a non-partisan women’s rights collective that emerged in February on social media.
April 8, 2019
AZ Democrats Are Hopeful State Is Turning Purple
Arizona has been called a purple state by some analysts for several election cycles, but 2018 may have actually been an example of the tide turning — at least Democrats are hoping so.
April 8, 2019
Schweikert, Stanton Offer Different Views On Mexico After Nielsen Resignation
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure from her post comes as Arizona’s congressional representatives are calling for changes to the U.S’s relationship with Mexico.
April 8, 2019
Students, Professors Speak Out On Charges Against Protesters
There is an ongoing controversy happening right now over free speech on the University of Arizona’s campus after the university’s president announced two students are being charged with misdemeanors after protesting a Border Patrol event on campus.
April 8, 2019
Research Delves Into Americas Age Of Mass Migration
As thousands of migrants continue to arrive at the U.S. border seeking asylum, and President Trump ramps up his rhetoric and policies attempting to stem illegal and legal immigration, research from the London School of Economics took a broader historical view on the phenomenon.
April 8, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Brexit Deadline And Israel Elections
Negotiations over Brexit are approaching yet another deadline, and two major democracies are going to the polls this week.
April 8, 2019
Border Future Uncertain After DHS Secretary Resigns
President Donald Trump's homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, abruptly resigned Sunday afternoon.
April 8, 2019
Boas: Lawmakers Considering Taxes To Boost Education
Funding for public education was a big issue at the state capitol even before the #RedForEd movement took off last year, resulting in a strike and lawmakers approving a pay raise for teachers.
April 8, 2019
Minimum Wage Bill Back Up For Debate
The Arizona Senate could yet debate a proposal to allow employers to pay younger workers less than the minimum wage. The bill is back on the agenda of the Rules Committee on Monday afternoon and, for a weekly look at what’s to come at the Arizona Legislature, Katie Campbell of the Arizona Capitol Times, joined The Show
April 8, 2019
AEA Hopes Legislators Focus On School Funding
The president of the Arizona Education Association said it would take a lot for teachers to repeat last year’s strike, but isn’t ruling one out if lawmakers do not commit to better funding for education.
April 8, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Supports LGBTQ Lawsuit
A 1991 Arizona law that prohibits talking about the LGBTQ community in a positive light when providing HIV and AIDS education in Arizona schools is being challenged in court.
April 8, 2019
AZ Rep. Grijalva Affirms Urgency Over Minors At Border
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said that more unaccompanied minors are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He said as many as 300-350 minors a day are crossing and that there aren’t any sustainable solutions to curb the issue.
April 8, 2019
Analysis: AZ Teacher Salaries Still Below U.S. Average
All 50 states saw increases in average teacher salaries over the last decade, but when adjusting for inflation, there was only an increase in 14 states. There were decreases in 36 states, including Arizona, which saw a decrease of almost 10 percent.
April 5, 2019
Model Bills Written By Special Interest Groups Passed By Arizona Legislature
Voters elect legislators, and legislators in turn write laws to meet the needs of those who put them in office. But some laws are not the work of legislators. Some laws were written by special interest groups to serve a specific agenda.
April 5, 2019
The Government Is Considering A Cap On Food Stamps
The Department of Agriculture has proposed changes to SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.
April 5, 2019