Arizona Politics News


WATCH: Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and President Joe Biden are speaking at the White House as Breyer announces his retirement from the nation's highest court.
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 3 Arizona Corporation Commission Candidates Want Utilities To Disclose Election Spending
Three candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission vowed Wednesday to force utilities to disclose the money they spend trying to elect the people who regulate them and the rates they can charge.
July 20, 2016
Arizona Delegates Unite Around Goal Of Republican White House
We checked in with KJZZ’s Jude Joffe-Block on what Arizona’s delegation is up to on the third day of the Republican National Convention.
July 20, 2016
Arizona’s 58 Votes Help Nominate Trump As GOP Presidential Candidate
Before the vote there had been whispers that members of the Arizona delegation who do not support Trump might try to abstain or do something disruptive.
July 20, 2016
McCain Challenger Kelli Ward Courts Would-Be Trump Voters
While Arizona’s senior senator is skipping the Republican convention, his chief challenger for the Republican nomination this summer has made the trip to Ohio.
July 19, 2016
Arizona Gov. Ducey Supports Trump Nomination
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has never formally endorsed Donald Trump. He’s making it clear this week in Cleveland that he supports the presumptive GOP nominee.
July 19, 2016
 Republican National Convention: Day One Recap, Day Two Preview
The second day of the Republican National Convention figures to be less dramatic than the first – when some delegates during the afternoon session noisily called for a roll call vote on the convention’s rules; that request was denied.
July 19, 2016
Arizona Delegation Split Over Contentious Rules Fight
The failed effort to vote down new party rules was seen as the last attempt by the anti-Trump camp. But some Arizona delegates argue their dissent is being mischaracterized.
July 19, 2016
Focus Your Message: Current, Former Arizona Governors To Donald Trump Ahead Of RNC
As GOP leaders gather in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, current Gov. Doug Ducey, plus predecessors Jan Brewer and Fife Symington, say uniting the party— and building a team and political support to win in November — will require a consistent message.
July 18, 2016
Arizona Delegates Arrive In Cleveland Amid Calls For Party Unity
While the delegates are in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump to be the party’s presidential nominee, the majority of Arizona’s delegates who are here originally backed Ted Cruz in the primary.
July 18, 2016
Approval Of Maricopa County Polling Places Postponed
Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell said she’s looking for more public input on the county’s polling places ahead of Arizona’s primary election.
July 15, 2016
Arizonans Could Vote Green In November After All
Secretary of State Michele Reagan directed the Arizona attorney general's office to allow the Green Party ballot access despite missing the filing deadline.
July 14, 2016
In Flagstaff, Voters Could Face Two Separate Minimum Wage Hike Proposals On The Ballot
Voters in the mountain college town are facing both city and state proposals to increase the minimum wage.
July 14, 2016
Tough Election Ahead For Sen. John McCain
Sen. John McCain said he expects this year to offer the toughest re-election test he’s had. He’s facing a primary challenge from former State Sen. Kelli Ward, and his presumptive Democratic opponent in November is going to be U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
July 13, 2016
Latinos Could Make Arizona A Battleground, But Only If Their Turnout Surges
The number of Latinos eligible to vote in Maricopa County is growing and some expect increased turnout to vote against the immigration policies espoused by Donald Trump. In past elections, Arizona Latino turnout has lagged far below the general electorate's.
July 13, 2016
Signs Of Trouble Inside Arizonas Delegation Less Than Week Before Republican National Convention
Delegates have been told to vote for Donald Trump as nominee, or risk losing their credentials to attend. This order has angered Arizona members of the anti-Trump movement.
July 12, 2016
Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Marijuana Ballot Initiative
Foes of legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Arizona are trying to block voters from getting their say on the measure.
July 11, 2016
Arizona House Speaker Candidates Try To Rally Support
Legislative primaries aren’t until late next month and some of the races won’t even be decided until November. That hasn’t stopped State House Speaker candidates from trying to line up support.
July 11, 2016
Arizonans Likely To Vote On $12 Minimum Wage
Backers of an initiative to raise Arizona’s minimum wage from $8.05 to $12 an hour turned in nearly 272,000 signatures, far more than the 150,000 that have to be verified as valid to get the measure on November’s ballot.
July 7, 2016
Libertarian Movement Grows Despite Few Election Successes
The Libertarian party at the national level is getting a growing amount of positive attention.
July 6, 2016
Republicans Outnumber Democrats In Corporation Commission Races
For a number of years, the Arizona Corporation Commission has been a comfortable panel for Republicans. What about this year's election?
July 5, 2016