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.
Which AZ Ballot Measures Made The Deadline?
On Thursday Arizona saw a string of press conferences and watched as box after box full of petitions were unloaded at the state Capitol.
July 6, 2018
Marijuana Legalization Doesnt Make It On Ballot
Arizonans aren't going to get a chance to decide whether they want to legalize recreational use of marijuana, at least not this year.
July 6, 2018
Goddard Outlaw Dark Money Initiative Will Make November Ballot
Organizers of the "Outlaw Dirty Money" campaign, lead by former Attorney General Terry Goddard, submitted more than 285,000 signatures Thursday to put the issue to voters. That's only about 25,000 more than need to be found valid to have the constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot.
July 6, 2018
 Invest In Ed Turns In Hundreds Of Thousands Of Signatures
A proposal to increase taxes on Arizona’s wealthiest residents to generate more funding for public education may be headed to the November ballot. Supporters of the Invest in Education Act needed 150,000 certified signatures. They turned in nearly twice that many.
What Will Arizona Voters See On Their November Ballots?
July 5, 2018
Arizona Elections: Debbie Lesko - 8th Congressional District
Debbie Lesko is the current congresswoman in Arizona's 8th Congressional District. Lesko defeated Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in a race that was closer than most expected in a district where President Donald Trump had proven to be very popular.
July 5, 2018
Stop Dirty Money Amendment Wants To Close AZ Loophole
This Thursday is the deadline for any groups proposing new voter initiatives to get their petitions turned in. If they have enough signatures, the proposals will make it on the November ballot. The Show looked at a couple of those proposals, including the "Stop Political Dirty Money Amendment" initiative.
July 5, 2018
Petition Deadline For Putting Initiatives On Ballot Is Thursday
It’s deadline day for petitions putting Arizona initiatives on the November ballot. There are 14 proposals expected at the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday.
July 5, 2018
Morena Leaders: Arizona-Sonora Ties Wont Suffer, Could Change
The left-wing Morena party won elections across Mexico on during elections on July 1, including in border state Sonora. That won't mean and end to strong cross-border relationships, but it could mean some changes, party leaders say.
Landslide Victory For 'AMLO' In Mexican Presidential Election
July 5, 2018
Mesa Voters Have Say In Citys Financial Future
There will be six financial measures for Mesa voters to consider in November from funding public safety to building a $55 million sporting complex. Residents must register to vote in the Nov. 6 election by Oct. 9.
July 4, 2018
Lawsuit Seeks To Block Ballot Harvesting Ban
In legal papers filed in federal court here on Tuesday, attorney Spencer Scharff argued that only Congress has the right to regulate the U.S. mail., and that once someone puts a ballot into an envelope which has prepaid postage on it, it becomes "mail.''
July 4, 2018
Arizona Elections: Sandra Dowling - 8th Congressional District
Sandra Dowling is not new to Arizona politics. For almost 20 years, she served as the Maricopa County Schools Superintendent where she became one of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s targets in 2006.
July 3, 2018
AZ Legislature Discusses Language For Ed Ballot
A committee of 14 members from the Arizona House and Senate met Thursday to finalize ballot language for the voter’s referendum of the empowerment scholarship accounts.
July 3, 2018
Majority Of Democrats Undecided In Governors Primary Race
With less than two months remaining until Arizona’s primary election, a new survey of Democratic voters shows some surprising results in the state’s gubernatorial race.
July 2, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Dave Giles - 9th Congressional District
Dave Giles is running in the Republican primary in the 9th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Phoenix, Tempe and other areas in the East Valley. He ran for the seat in 2016, losing to the current incumbent, Kyrsten Sinema, who’s now running for US Senate.
July 2, 2018
Citizens Clean Elections Commission Director: Prop 306 Too Vague
A November ballot measure known as Proposition 306 is intended to take away the Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s ability to enact its own rules. A lawsuit filed last week by the commission says voters aren’t going to be told that in the election publicity pamphlet.
July 2, 2018
Arizona Elections: Joe Arpaio - U.S. Senate
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate against former State Sen. Kelli Ward and Congresswoman Martha McSally. Arpaio lost his last election two years ago when he ran for a seventh term as Maricopa County Sheriff.
June 29, 2018
Ethics Committee Expands Review Of Congressman
The House Ethics Committee says it has formed an investigative panel to determine whether Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona and his chief of staff violated campaign finance laws and various office spending rules.
June 29, 2018
Will Millennial Voters Show Up To The Polls?
Whether it’s generally because of the results of the 2016 elections or passion for a specific issue, this campaign season is stacking up as one that will see a lot more involvement by young voters than we’ve seen in recent cycles.
June 28, 2018
Court: Shooter Can Run Again
The justices said Don Shooter's name can appear on the ballot in the Aug. 28 Republican primary.
June 28, 2018
Arizona Elections: Michele Reagan - Secretary of State
As Arizona heads toward the August primary election, KJZZ's The Show is inviting candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests. Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is running for a second term in the office.
June 27, 2018