Arizona Politics News


Senate panel OKs last minute bills on initiatives, schools
The Arizona Senate's appropriations committee on Wednesday advanced a series of last minute measures on hot-button issues as the Legislature prepares to adjourn for the year.
Kelly co-sponsors bill to help grandparents raising kids
Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly co-sponsored a bill to connect grandparents raising grandchildren with additional services and resources. Kelly said the Informing Grandfamilies Act would have a meaningful impact on families like those who testified in favor of the bill on Thursday.
Report: Trump campaign boss in AZ subpoenaed by DOJ
The Washington Post reports that a Trump campaign official who worked in Arizona has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department. The summons comes after Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing, where the House Select Committee said the former president was directly involved in a scheme to have phony electors replace real ones in states, like Arizona, that Trump lost.
Kyl Sworn In As  Senator, Steps Back Into The Spotlight
Now Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl steps back into the spotlight with a majority Republican Senate but a different president in the White House. What does he bring to the table this time? For that, The Show turned to Zach Cohen, Senate correspondent for the National Journal.
Sept. 5, 2018
The Takeaway: Supreme Court Nominee Hearing Before The Senate Continues — And It Is Heated
Katie Barlow is an attorney and co-editor of Circuit Breaker, a website covering everything coming out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She’s listened to hours of Judge Kavanaugh presiding at oral arguments and says the audio offers a window into how he approaches the bench.
Sept. 5, 2018
Tom Steyer Backing Massive Get Out The Vote Campaign
Billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer, who is behind the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative, is also behind a campaign to recruit young voters.
Sept. 4, 2018
Will Arizona Lose Prominence With McCains Passing?
Arizona Sen. John McCain was laid to rest on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His death leaves open his Senate seat for the first time in more than 30 years and changes the landscape of the Senate for the foreseeable future.
Sept. 4, 2018
Analyst: Choice To Replace Sen. McCain Must Have Wide Appeal
The vacancy left by Arizona Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat has garnered a lot of speculation about who Gov. Doug Ducey would appoint.
Sept. 4, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 31, 2018
Discussing the week in news with Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb, longtime political reporter Jim Small and Jim Nintzel, executive editor of Tucson Weekly and Tucson Local Media.
Aug. 31, 2018
PAC Launches Recall Attempt Against Councilman Nowakowski
Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski is facing a recall attempt. The Show spoke with Sean Sweat, chair of the Urban Phoenix Project PAC, and Councilman Nowakowski about the recall effort.
Aug. 31, 2018
The Takeaway: As Distrust Grows, Who
According to Gallup, the average trust in institutions like the presidency, public schools, the Supreme Court and organized religion is just 33 percent. The institutions Americans most trust, and one of the only institutions with more than 50 percent confidence, is the military.
Aug. 31, 2018
Invest In Ed Pulled Off Arizonas November Ballot
Voters will not decide in November whether to increase taxes on some Arizonans to fund education. The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon ruled the Invest in Education initiative would not be on the ballot.
Aug. 30, 2018
Which Arizona Ballot Measures Are Left?
InvestinEd and Dark Money are off, but Clean Energy will appear.
Aug. 30, 2018
AZ Supreme Court Kicks #InvestInEd Off Ballot
The brief, filed Wednesday, said the way the education funding initiative was worded, "creates a danger of confusion." The court also said the proposition didn't include wording to keep in indexing, a process to adjust tax brackets for inflation.
Aug. 29, 2018
After #RedForEd, Unofficial Results Show Educators Moving To November Ballot
At least seven classroom teachers running in primaries are most likely moving on based on unofficial voting results.
Aug. 29, 2018
AZ Primary Upsets Between Challengers, Incumbents
There were a lot of very interesting results from Tuesday's primary — including some surprises and statewide incumbents losing to challengers. We’ll be touching on some of those.
Aug. 29, 2018
Who Is To Blame For Phoenix-Area Polling Place Problems?
Polling place issues was one of the big stories during Tuesday's primary elections. During the afternoon, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes asked the Board of Supervisors to consider asking for an extension of voting hours. That request was denied.
Aug. 29, 2018
Phoenix Voters Approve 6 Ballot Propositions
City of Phoenix voters said “yes” to six propositions on the ballot on Tuesday, but on a ballot where one side had a list of names and political parties and the other side had long lines of fine print, it might be a mystery as to what citizens actually voted for.
Aug. 29, 2018
Don Shooter, Ousted After #MeToo, Loses Primary
Former Arizona State Representative Don Shooter made international headlines as the first state lawmaker ousted after the #MeToo Movement. Tuesday night he lost his primary bid for a state Senate seat.
Aug. 29, 2018
KJZZ Special Coverage: Arizonas Primary Election
Tuesday was a busy primary day across Arizona — and one of the key issues were problems at some Phoenix-area polling places and frustrated voters. Analysts Hugh Hallman, attorney and former Tempe mayor, and John MacDonald, of Policy AZ, also weighed in on primary day.
Aug. 28, 2018
Hoffman Gets Superintendent Nod; GOP Race Too Close To Call
A little after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, former teacher Kathy Hoffman led the Democratic primary for Arizona superintendent of public instruction. Icumbent Diane Douglas trailed in a five-way Republican primary behind education professor Bob Branch and former California congressman Frank Riggs.
Problems Reported At Phoenix-Area Polling Places | Complete Coverage
Aug. 29, 2018
Primary Election Day Brings Another Day Of Voter Pains
Tuesday is primary election day and voters all over the state are casting their votes. Joining The Show to talk about how the voting is going is Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.
Aug. 28, 2018
Court Rulings Hit Hard Hours Before Primary Day
Two court decisions came down just hours before primary day voting began.
Aug. 28, 2018