Arizona Politics News


Townsend subpoenas election info from Maricopa County, despite it being available
The head of the Arizona Senate Government Committee has subpoenaed Maricopa County officials for records detailing how the recent general election was run.
Hobbs hopes lawmakers will work across the aisle on abortion
On the campaign trail, Katie Hobbs promised she would work to repeal the Arizona's near-total abortion ban. But the governor-elect may face challenges.
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Republican Gov. Ducey meets with Democrat Gov.-elect Hobbs
Outgoing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday that his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory.
Documentary follows Giffords recovery after shooting
A documentary about Gabrielle Giffords' life and career, "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down," is being released nationally July 13. Julie Cohen and Betsy West made the documentary.
July 13, 2022
Arizonas AG says a 1901 law on abortion will be enforced. What other laws from that time are still around?
Arizona's attorney general says an Arizona law banning abortions that dates back to territorial days will be enforced. That got The Show wondering: What other laws from 1901 are still on the books?
July 13, 2022
Biggs, Gosar at White House day of meeting to make plans for Jan. 6
Two Arizona congressmen were at the White House the day of a meeting to make plans for Jan. 6, according to the House Select Committee reviewing the Capitol insurrection.
July 12, 2022
Tempe touts most diverse city council in Maricopa County
Tempe says its newly sworn-in City Council is the most diverse in Maricopa County and possibly the Southwest.
July 12, 2022
Where to vote early in person or drop off your mail-in ballot
Early voting is underway for Arizona's 2022 midterm election. On Oct. 12, Maricopa County opened several voting centers where any registered voters can cast their votes in person or drop off their mail-in ballots. More locations will open later this month and in November.
July 12, 2022
Supreme Courts recent rulings may cause Americans to consider moving to a different state
The Supreme Court decision related to abortion has many Americans considering moving to a different state or deciding to go to college in a place more likely to offer reproductive freedom.
July 12, 2022
Federal judge blocks Arizonas personhood abortion law
A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.
July 12, 2022
Hearings investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection to continue
The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection holds another hearing Tuesday morning.
July 11, 2022
AZ independents remain largest voter demographic
Independents continue to have the largest number of registered voters in Maricopa County before the Aug. 2 primary.
July 11, 2022
Federal court hears lawsuit on AZ Personhood Provision
A federal judge will decide whether a provision in a 2021 law could be used to make bring criminal charges against doctors who perform otherwise-legal abortions, including those to save the life of the mother.
July 11, 2022
Why the U.S. Supreme Court has become more political
The Supreme Court's recent rulings have increased calls to reform the high court. First Amendment expert Joseph Russomanno details how political the court has become in a conversation with The Show.
July 11, 2022
Advocate: Bidens abortion order better than nothing
President Biden on Friday signed an executive order aimed at protecting access to reproductive health services in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The order takes steps to safeguard access to emergency contraception, protect patient privacy, and legally assist those seeking and providing abortion services.
July 10, 2022
Pinal County sends over 60,000 erroneous primary ballots to voters
The state’s Aug. 2 primary election is just a few weeks away, and early ballots are now arriving. But in Pinal County, thousands of those ballots contain significant errors.
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July 9, 2022
Will Arizona come up again at Jan. 6 hearing Tuesday?
The House Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection is scheduled to hold a hearing at 10 a.m. Arizona time on Tuesday.
July 11, 2022
Federal judge hears arguments on AZ law that would provide personhood to fetuses
A federal district court judge heard oral arguments Friday on whether to block an Arizona law that classifies fetuses, embryos and fertilized eggs as “people” starting at the point of conception.
July 8, 2022
New Arizona law bans filming police within 8 feet
On Wednesday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a new law that restricts the recording of police. The law makes it illegal to record within 8 feet of police.
July 8, 2022
White House committed to see Brittney Griner released
After Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner’s guilty plea to drug possession charges in Russia on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about the legal maneuver.
July 8, 2022
Navajo Nation finalizes long-debated spending plan for $1B in federal funds
After nearly a year of debate, the Navajo Nation recently agreed on a plan to distribute more than $1 billion of its remaining American Rescue Plan funding.
July 8, 2022
The Supreme Court has sided with doctors in an opioids case. What this means for future cases
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in a case related to a couple of physicians suspected of overprescribing opioids. What the ruling means for future litigation and the opioid epidemic.
July 8, 2022
NewsCap: What Duceys governor endorsement means
Gov. Doug Ducey made headlines this week for his endorsement of Karrin Taylor Robson in the Republican gubernatorial primary, and for his vetoing of a bill for extending a transportation sales tax.
July 8, 2022