Arizona Politics News


Bill passes to make registering to vote, casting ballot on Election Day a felony
A bill is on Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk to make it a felony to allow someone to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.
Blackman condemns Rogers social media posts about Buffalo mass shooting
State Rep. Walt Blackman publicly declared that the people of the northern Arizona legislative district he shares with Sen. Wendy Rogers don't agree with the Twitter post she made this past weekend about the murder of 10 people in Buffalo by a white supremacist.
Petitions submitted for new groundwater management district
A proposal apparently headed to the November ballot would have voters in rural southeastern Arizona decide whether to create a new regulatory district to manage groundwater use for agriculture in an area where aquifer levels have dropped in recent years.
Maricopa County Recorder’s Still Tabulating Early Ballots
Election Day has come and gone but many votes are still being counted. This year, the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office received a record number of early ballots: more than 1 million.
Nov. 11, 2016
New Maricopa County Sheriff Penzone Will Inherit Civil Lawsuits Vs. Arpaio
When Paul Penzone replaces Joe Arpaio as Maricopa County sheriff, he will inherit the many civil lawsuits against the sheriff. That includes the ongoing case that determined the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office racially profiled Latinos.
Nov. 10, 2016
Sun City Approves $10 Million Bond For New Fire Station, Engines
The Sun City Fire Department serves more than 40,000 residents, and has three fire stations now.
Nov. 10, 2016
Most Local School Funding Measures Passed In Tuesday’s Election
Education funding in Arizona has become a hot topic in recent years, as a teacher shortage has reached crisis levels and the debate over school funding Proposition 123 dominated the news last spring.
Nov. 10, 2016
Back To The Drawing Board For Mesa And ASU After Election Day?
Mesa voters on Tuesday defeated Question 1, which would have added four-tenths of a percent to the city’s sales tax; the money would have gone to police and fire departments, as well as to help bring a five-acre ASU campus to downtown Mesa.
Nov. 10, 2016
Arizona Legislature Picks New Leaders For 2017
After Tuesday’s election, state lawmakers have been meeting this week for smaller contests, to elect new leaders in both the Arizona House and Senate.
Nov. 10, 2016
West Valley Voters Reject Sales Tax, Property Tax Increases
Peoria Proposition 400 would have permanently raised Peoria’s sales tax by four tenths of a cent, bringing in about $17 million more a year. Surprise’s $63 million bond would have funded nine different public service projects over the next five years.
Nov. 10, 2016
Thousands Of Arizona Workers To Receive Larger Paychecks With Passing Of Prop 206
Thousands of Arizona workers will soon see bigger paychecks. Since voters approved raising the state’s minimum wage, many employers now need to boost their payrolls.
Nov. 10, 2016
Immigrants Who Campaigned Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio Celebrate His Defeat
The Bazta Arpaio campaign unfurled a giant “Eviction Notice” in front of Arpaio's office.
Nov. 10, 2016
More Than 400,000 Mail In Ballots Still Uncounted In Maricopa County
Several national and local races in Maricopa County are still too close to call. Much of the uncertainty stems from the fact that officials still have more than 400,000 mail in ballots to count.
Nov. 10, 2016
Prop 205 Supporters Say The Fight To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Arizona Isnt Over Yet
Recreational marijuana legislation was victorious in several states this week, including Maine, Massachusetts, California and Nevada. But Arizona's Proposition 205, the recreational marijuana bill, has not been decided.
Nov. 10, 2016
In Mexico, An Emotional Response To America
Mexico watched the elections perhaps more closely than any other country, and many reacted emotionally.
Nov. 10, 2016
Latino Votes Have Mixed Outcome in 2016 Election
While Latino voters helped defeat Republican Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona, conservative Latino voters in Florida helped Donald Trump win the White House.
Nov. 10, 2016
Phoenix High School Students Protest Trump Victory
Students from several Phoenix high schools staged walk outs Wednesday to protest Donald Trump’s presidential win. Students marched to the state Capitol and held signs saying “Trump is not our president” and “Stand against racism, hate & homophobia.”
Nov. 10, 2016
Students Greet Election Results With Questions, Qualms
A few weeks ago, we heard how teens were handling the complicated politics of the 2016 election.
Nov. 10, 2016
Brian Nissen: How Humor Can Bring Together A Divided Nation
Political satirist Brian Nissen joined us to talk about how humor could bring together a divided nation.
Nov. 9, 2016
 After Election, Mexico Wants to Keep Strong Commercial Ties With US
Right after the U.S. elections, the government of the neighboring nation started working to keep the commercial relationship working, as well as its economy.
Nov. 9, 2016
Political Junkie Host Ken Rudin Surprised By Donald Trump Win
Political junkie Ken Rudin discussed his surprise at the outcome and how a Trump administration will be impacted by also having a Republican-controlled House and Senate.
Nov. 9, 2016
How Could Donald Trump Victory Affect US Relations Abroad?
The surprising presidential victory last night by Republican Donald Trump has elicited dramatic reaction from across the globe.
Nov. 9, 2016
GOP Keeps Control Of Arizona Corporation Commission
Republicans held onto their control of one of Arizona’s most powerful regulatory agencies
Nov. 9, 2016