Arizona Politics News


Hobbs chief of staff Allie Bones resigns
Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Thursday that her chief of staff Allie Bones has resigned.
AZ, Nation Rush To Protect Elections Against Hackers
Across the country, states are rushing to plug any security holes in their paperless voting machines. Most Arizonans vote using paper ballots, but Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says hackers have
Aug. 7, 2019
Would Deregulation Of Power Utilities Benefit Arizonans?
Directly or indirectly, recent controversies related to Arizona Public Service have led to renewed discussion about electricity deregulation in the state. Last week on The Show, Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson advocated for it, with the hope that consumers would get both reliability and lower rates.
Aug. 7, 2019
Gov. Ducey Promotes Mike Faust To Head Of DCS
A former aerospace and manufacturing manager, Faust is credited with helping DCS reduce the number of kids in foster care.
Aug. 7, 2019
Ohios Governor Backs Proposals To Prevent Gun Violence
Ohio’s governor said he’s backing a series of proposals that are intended to help reduce gun deaths in the wake of this weekend’s shooting in Dayton.
Aug. 6, 2019
Media Prof: Violent Video Games Dont Cause Violence
Investigations continue into the deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that happened over the weekend. President Donald Trump even mentioned video games and how they may be a negative influence.
Aug. 6, 2019
Judge: Candidates Cant Rely On Secret Donations Law
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will not allow political candidates to rely on dark money donations protected by a 2017 law, at least not while that law is under review.
Aug. 9, 2019
Survey: Parents, Public Support Strikes For Underpaid Teachers
Arizona teachers went on strike last year for better pay — among other things — and now a new poll shows widespread support for the tactic. 55% of teachers surveyed said they would strike for higher pay, and support is even higher among parents.
Aug. 6, 2019
Mexico Prepares Legal Actions After El Paso Shootings
At least six Mexican citizens were killed and seven wounded during Saturday’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, by a suspected white supremacist. The Mexican government is preparing a series of legal and diplomatic actions, including a terrorism lawsuit that could be the first of its kind.
Aug. 5, 2019
Arizona Reacts To Trump Mass-Shooting Speech
Former and present Arizona lawmakers are reacting to the president's speech on the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio as well as proposed gun legislation.
Ducey's Plan | Sheriff's Safety Tips
Aug. 5, 2019
Goodyear Continues Partnership With Nike Despite AZ Governor
The city of Goodyear has attracted warehouse and distribution centers as part of a steady growth pattern. The most intense headlines were generated last month when Goodyear City Council agreed to bring a Nike manufacturing facility to the area.
Aug. 5, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: India Revokes Special Status Of State
India has issued a presidential decree revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir — the country's only Muslim-majority state. What sort of reaction should we expect in the coming few days? The Show talked about it with BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Aug. 5, 2019
Boas: Arizona Isnt An Election Bellwether — Yet
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. 5, 2019
March For Our Lives Arizona Weighs In On Recent Shootings
“At the end of the day, people are dying," said Arizona March For Our Lives director Catherine Broski. "People’s lives are being dramatically changed because of the lack of action from our lawmakers on this issue.”
Aug. 5, 2019
U.S. Gets Ambassador In Mexico After More Than A Year
The United States will finally have an ambassador in Mexico after more than a year without one. Attorney Christopher Landau was President Donald Trump’s nominee for the embassy in Mexico. He was ratified unanimously by the Senate last Thursday.
Aug. 5, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Aug. 2, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Lorna Romero of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano, who is President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Aug. 2, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Pitches Campaign Platform To Supporters In Tempe
Several thousand people attended a campaign rally for Democratic candidate for president Elizabeth Warren in Tempe. According to the Warren campaign, 3,500 people showed up to hear the Massachusetts senator speak.
Aug. 2, 2019
Former State Legislator Don Shooter On Life Support
Former Arizona state legislator Don Shooter underwent two surgeries this week. Rep. Bob Thorpe said Shooter underwent surgery Wednesday and is now connected to a breathing tube. Family friend Gretchen Jacobs said Shooter had been on life support and had a blood clot, but seems to be past the worst of it.
Aug. 1, 2019
Cost Of Immigration Bonds Skyrockets In Arizona
The median cost of an immigration bond in Arizona today is $12,000. That marks an astronomical increase since 2006, when the median bond was set at just $60. It's more than most asylum seeker can afford.
Aug. 1, 2019
Federal Judge Blocks Mine In Santa Rita Mountains
A federal judge blocked the construction of what would be the third largest copper mine in the United States on Wednesday, halting plans to break ground on the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, at least for now.
Aug. 1, 2019
The New BLM Director Criticized For Supporting Selling Land
As of this week, the Bureau of Land Management has a new acting director, and environmental groups are outspoken in their disappointment and concern. William Perry Pendley is an attorney who has supported selling public lands in the Unites States.
Aug. 1, 2019