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.
5 Mayoral Candidates File Petitions In Phoenix
Five people submitted nominating petitions by Wednesday’s deadline to get on the ballot for Phoenix mayor.
Aug. 9, 2018
Border Patrol Union Endorses McSally In AZ Senate Race
Arizona’s primary election is fast approaching and there is a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate. The national union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has thrown its support behind Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Aug. 8, 2018
Several Familiar Names On Arizona Primary Ballot
Among all of the other races on Arizona’s Aug. 28 primary ballot, all 90 seats in the state Legislature are up, and there are a number of interesting and crowded primaries.
Aug. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Four Primaries, One Special Election
Voters in five states casted their ballots on Tuesday. Elena Schneider, campaigns reporter at Politico joined The Takeaway to discuss these elections and what they mean.
Aug. 8, 2018
What The Last 2 Presidential Elections Can Tell Us About 2020
The differences between President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama are dramatic. Not only are their policy beliefs on opposite ends, their public personas bear almost no resemblance to each other. But they both won elections to put them in the White House. What does all of that say about American voters?
Aug. 7, 2018
Leaders Gather To Stay Woke Ahead Of Elections
African-American community and union leaders are gathering in Phoenix Tuesday to kick off a conference aimed at influencing the upcoming midterm elections. Held by the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the conference will focus on issues like health care, workers’ rights and economic opportunity. Its theme is “Staying Woke and Fighting Back.”
Aug. 7, 2018
Gallego Steps Down From Phoenix Council, Guevara Takes Seat
The Phoenix City Council shakeups continue. Councilmember Kate Gallego announced she’ll officially step down from her seat to run for mayor, a position left open when former mayor Greg Stanton left in May to run for Congress.
Aug. 7, 2018
Ducey Refuses To Call Media Enemies Of The People
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will not join Trump in calling members of the media "enemies of the people."
Aug. 7, 2018
The Takeaway:
August 12 marks one year since the 2017 Charlottesville Unite the Right rally. 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove his car through a street crowded with counter-protesters. Dozens more were injured and the president refused to take sides.
Aug. 7, 2018
Election Security A Top Priority As Early Voting Gets Underway In AZ
Election integrity is being scrutinized after a tumultuous 2016 election. At the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center, the building is locked down and the staff is on full alert. Even guests using the bathroom need a chaperone.
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Aug. 6, 2018
Arizona Elections: Jose Torres - 5th District
Jose Torres is an engineer and mathematician. He is running for office for the first time, facing off in the Democratic primary against Joan Greene in the 5th Congressional District. The House seat is currently held by Republican Andy Biggs. Torres is emphasizing his problem-solving skills throughout his campaign.
Aug. 3, 2018
Democratic Candidates For Gov. Refute Duceys Job Performance Claim
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is touting reports that show Arizona is a good place to start a business and the state's jobless rate has dropped — though it remains higher than the national average.
Aug. 3, 2018
What Are Arizonas Plans For Election Security?
A report issued by House Democrats called Arizona one of the 18 most vulnerable states when it comes to election security. So how serious is the problem? How much is software and hardware-related, and how much is about changing hearts and minds?
Aug. 2, 2018
Arizona Elections: Doug Ducey - Governor
Gov. Doug Ducey was elected governor four years ago and is running for a second term. He’s facing former Secretary of State Ken Bennett in the Republican primary. The winner will oppose one of the three Democrats running in that primary.
Aug. 2, 2018
Phoenix Council Picks Former Staffer For Seat
A former city employee is tapped to serve as an interim council member in Phoenix.
Aug. 2, 2018
What Could Stop This Falls Predicted Blue Wave?
Momentum had been building for what some pundits had labeled a "Blue Wave," a sign that Democrats aren’t just going to win a majority, but dominate this fall. Has anything put the level of success in doubt?
Aug. 1, 2018
 PAC With Ties To Legislative Candidate Goes After Primary Opponent
A political action committee has launched a campaign against State senate candidate Michelle Ugenti-Rita.
Aug. 1, 2018
Federal Court Rules Against Maricopa County In Ongoing Racial Profiling Suit
Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld another ruling against Maricopa County in the ongoing racial profiling lawsuit that began under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Aug. 1, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Joan Greene
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Aug. 1, 2018
The Takeaway: Facebook Finds Evidence of Political Interference Campaign
With less than 100 days until the midterm elections, Facebook commits to protections against cyber interference.
Aug. 1, 2018