Arizona Politics News


During debate with Fontes, Finchem claims 2020 election was irredeemably compromised
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claimed the 2020 election was “irredeemably compromised” when asked to account for his belief that former President Trump won the popular vote in Arizona two years ago.
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Investigation finds migrants flown to Marthas Vineyard were misled
A Texas sheriff has opened a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. And a group of migrants who were put on the flights are filing a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Working for the railroad is like an abusive relationship, union leader says
The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
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
The Takeaway: Congress Reconvenes — What Can a Divided Government Hope to Accomplish?
The 116th Congress convened on Thursday, with Democrats taking back the House after eight years out of power. Inter-party divisions have only deepened since Nancy Pelosi last held the Speaker's gavel, and it's unclear how both sides will manage to effectively govern.
Jan. 4, 2019
Arizonas New Congressional Delegation Being Sworn In
Arizona’s new congressional delegation is being sworn into office on Thursday. The group of politicians representing Arizona has less overall experience in the U.S. Congress than it has in the past.
Jan. 3, 2019
Push To Change Tucson City Council Elections
Unable to get courts to void Tucson's current council election system, some political interests now are taking their case directly to voters.
Dec. 31, 2018
Republicans Consider Switching Parties Despite Political Risks
Grant Woods served as Arizona’s Attorney General from 1991 to 1999 as a Republican. But Woods has recently spoken seriously about switching to the Democratic Party, saying he’s having a difficult time being in the GOP in the age of President Trump, and he isn’t alone in the party switch discussion.
Dec. 31, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Dec. 28, 2018
To talk about some of the biggest political stories in Arizona this year — and how they could affect 2019 — Jon Gabriel, editor of and Chip Scutari of Scutari and Cieslak, joined The Show.
Dec. 28, 2018
Report: Mark Kelly Considering Senate Run
Politico reported recently that Navy vet and former astronaut Mark Kelly is laying the groundwork for a campaign for U.S. Senate, meeting with the new head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Dec. 26, 2018
Why Kyrsten Sinema Was Named Arizonan Of The Year
Senator-Elect Kyrsten Sinema was named "Arizonan of the Year" by The Arizona Republic after her win last month made her the state’s first female U.S. Senator.
Dec. 26, 2018
AZs Growing Population Might Mean U.S. House Seat
Arizona has grown by almost 780,000 people in the past eight years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only do those new residents bring more money to the state, they could bring one more congressional seat.
Dec. 26, 2018