Arizona Politics News


Fontes seeks inquiry into Lake after she posts signatures
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is seeking an investigation of losing GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after she published signatures of individuals from voter registration records.
Sponsor Of New Tuition Level Bill Still Pushing Measure
State Sen. Heather Carter plans to replace the language in an unrelated bill with the language from the tuition bill in a Senate committee Thursday. The process is called a "strike-everything" amendment and is not uncommon at the Capitol.
March 27, 2019
Yavapai Recorder Weighs In On Possible Early Voting Rules Change
The House Elections Committee voted yesterday to make changes to rules around the Permanent Early Voting List. If it passes, the bill would prohibit county officials from sending early ballots to voters who did not use them in the past two election cycles.
March 27, 2019
Conference Gathers Arizonas Water Decision-Makers
Arizona's uncertain water future is one of the greatest challenges that the area faces. The hotly debated Drought Contingency Plan is a step — though just one step — to prepare for that future.
March 27, 2019
Body Cameras Have Little Impact On Police, Citizens
Last month, the Phoenix City Council voted to spend around $5 million on approximately 2,000 body-worn cameras for the city’s police department. New research, however, suggests the technology might not make much of a difference.
March 27, 2019
New Bill Would Send Yuma Needed Medical Funding
There is an ongoing physician shortage in this country — and it's hitting rural areas especially hard. Arizona ranks near the bottom of the country in primary care physicians.
March 27, 2019
Bill To Change Early Voting List Rules Advances
Republican lawmakers are moving to effectively strip the word "permanent'' from the laws that allow Arizona voters to enroll in the permanent early voting list.
March 26, 2019
Bill To Allow Medical Boards To Combat False Practitioners
Practicing medicine in Arizona without a license is against the law. But there are discrepancies in how complaints against impostors should be handled, which allows some to continue practicing. HB 2118 would address the issue.
March 27, 2019
Dark Money Debate Rages On In Arizona
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich must decide whether it’s legal for voters to impose "dark money" bans in local campaigns. But, the effort to combat dirty money continues.
March 26, 2019
ACA Could Be Struck Down After Court Ruling
In a filing Monday night in a New Orleans federal appeals court, the Trump Administration launched a new offensive against the Affordable Care Act. It introduced a more aggressive, broader position that has the Department of Justice moving to strike down the entire ACA.
March 26, 2019
Political Observers React To Ruben Gallegos Election Decision
Many political observers were looking ahead to early April, because that’s when Congressman Ruben Gallego was expected to announce that he was going to enter the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate to run against Mark Kelly.
March 26, 2019
Arizona Bill Offering Lower Tuition For DREAMers Is Dead
Earlier this session, GOP Arizona Sen. Heather Carter introduced a bill that would create a new tuition level at Arizona’s public universities, for so-called "DREAMers" and other students who do not qualify for in-state tuition, but have graduated from Arizona high schools. But now, it looks like that bill is dead.
March 25, 2019
NATO Turns 70 Amid Concerns For Its Future
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is celebrating a milestone anniversary next month. NATO is turning 70 on April 4, but among celebrations of the alliance’s past are real concerns about its present and future.
March 25, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Whats Next For Brexit?
These were supposed to be the last few days the UK would be part of the European Union, but the Brexit process has been anything but smooth and has now been pushed back.
March 25, 2019
Rep. Stringer Facing Ethics Committee Deadlines
Arizona Rep. David Stringer is facing a pair of deadlines this week For a look at that and the coming days at the state Capitol, Katie Campbell of the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show.
March 25, 2019
Mueller Report Answers Some Questions, Raises Others
The release of a summary of the Mueller report is causing shockwaves in Washington, D.C., and beyond. While President Donald Trump and his allies are claiming victory, many congressional Democrats are calling for the Attorney General William Barr and Robert Mueller himself to testify on Capitol Hill.
March 25, 2019
AZ Congressional Delegation Reacts To Mueller Report
U.S. Attorney General William Barr released principal conclusions to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election. Members of Arizona's congressional delegation reacted on Twitter on Sunday.
March 24, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Consider Supporting Elderly Assistance Fund
A measure is making its way through Arizona Legislature that would help low income seniors with their property tax. But this isn't a new effort.
March 25, 2019
California Trucking Wage Law Creating Controversy
Under a new California law that took effect on New Year’s Day, the state’s labor commissioner has published a list of trucking companies that have either not paid their drivers, or have been issued judgements over wage issues.
March 22, 2019
Stringers Attorney Wont Hand Over Document
The attorney for embattled Rep. David Stringer says the Arizona House Ethics Committee can have the document they’re looking for — if they go to court.
March 22, 2019
McSally Wants To Reform How Military Deals With Assault
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally visited Luke Air Force Base in Glendale on Thursday to have what she called a candid discussion about sexual assault in the armed services.
March 22, 2019