Arizona Politics News


Hobbs announces $25M to fund border security
Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday spoke in Somerton, Arizona, to announce over $25 million dollars in border security funding for the Cocopah Indian Tribe and cities of Yuma, Somerton and Wellton.
Committee To Look At issue Of Abuse, Neglect Of Vulnerable Adults
On Tuesday, members of the Arizona Legislature, as well as disability and aging advocates and heads of some state agencies, held a study committee to look at the issue of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults with disabilities and seniors.
Aug. 22, 2019
APS CEO Don Brandt Will Retire In November
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. said that Don Brandt will retire as the president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, effective Nov. 15. That follows 16 years with the APS parent company.
Aug. 22, 2019
Mexico Cocaine Ruling Might Set Precedents For Policies
A judge in Mexico is allowing two people to use cocaine for recreational purposes. The decision could open new rulings in that country for drug policies.
Aug. 21, 2019
Mayor Pushes For Accurate Census Count In Rural Bisbee
Every decade in the U.S., the census helps determine how much funding communities receive for things like infrastructure and health initiatives.
Aug. 21, 2019
After Voters Reject Expansion, Report Says ESAs Benefit Schools
How Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program impacts Arizona’s schools has been a big topic of discussion over the past several years.
Aug. 21, 2019
Other Providers Cautiously Optimistic As Planned Parenthood Breaks From Title X
Earlier this week, Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer accept millions in funding from the federal government via Title X — which generally provides money for low-income women to get reproductive healthcare.
Aug. 21, 2019
Arizona Appeals Court Rejects AGs University Tuition Lawsuit
An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities.
Aug. 21, 2019
‘Pink Glitter’ Movement Pushes For Change In Mexico
It all started last week when feminists threw pink glitter at Mexico City’s police chief to protest the unsolved case of a girl allegedly raped by cops. Mayor Claudia Sheimbaum stated afterwards that her government would not be provoked — but feminists have responded.
Aug. 20, 2019
AZ Education Executive To Focus On Equity, Diversity
“We do have a lot of inequities in our education system in Arizona, whether that be from school to school or even within schools we’re seeing that different groups of students are achieving at different levels,” said Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
Aug. 20, 2019
Ducey: ADC Directors Resignation A New Opportunity
With the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections scheduled to step down Sept. 13, Gov. Doug Ducey sees an opportunity to make a "fresh start." Ducey weighed in after two former Arizona Supreme Court justices published a report on long-standing problems during Director Charles Ryan's 40-year career at the ADC.
Aug. 20, 2019
Boas: Cancel Culture
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Aug. 19, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Sudan Takes Steps Toward Democracy
It’s a big week for the country of Sudan. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Rich Preston.
Aug. 19, 2019
How Planned Parenthoods Withdrawal From Title X Impacts Arizona Patients
Planned Parenthood says it will withdraw from Title X, the federal program that administers millions of dollars for contraceptives and other family planning services that largely goes to low-income people across the country.
Aug. 19, 2019
Months After Completing The DCP, We Have To Use It
Just a few months after completing the drought contingency plan for the Colorado River, water managers in the southwest will have to implement it starting in 2020.
Aug. 19, 2019
Rep. Ugenti-Rita Blasts Secretary Of State Over New Election Procedures
A Scottsdale lawmaker claims the Arizona Secretary of State's Office is overreaching its authority to resolve a lawsuit over early ballots. State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said Katie Hobbs’ office has created new election policy without legislative approval.
Aug. 19, 2019
McSally, Kelly Share Similar Goal Of Bipartisan Gun Legislation
Arizona's 2020 U.S. Senate Candidates seem to agree on one thing: gun control legislation must be bipartisan.
Aug. 18, 2019
Tucson Sanctuary City Initiative Will Go to Voters
Local Republican organizers sought to keep the initiative from reaching the ballot in November. They sued in Pima County, and Friday afternoon, a judge threw out their argument. Judge Douglas Metcalf said in the ruling that the local GOP effort arguing there weren't enough valid signatures to make the initiative go to the ballot was wrong.
Aug. 16, 2019
AZ May Get New Legal Protections Against Facial Recognition
A new federal court ruling coupled with a provision in the state constitution could give Arizonans new legal protections against the use of software by private firms that captures and stores facial images.
Aug. 17, 2019
New U.S. Ambassador Touches Down In Mexico City
The new U.S. ambassador to Mexico arrived in Mexico City on Friday to fill a key diplomatic role that will put him at the center of continued disputes between the two countries on trade and immigration.
Aug. 16, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 16, 2019
To talk about the governor’s reaction to proposed changes to how green cards are issued and more, former state lawmaker David Lujan, with the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, and former state schools superintendent Jaime Molera with the firm Molera Alvarez joined The Show.
Aug. 16, 2019