Arizona Politics News


During debate with Fontes, Finchem claims 2020 election was irredeemably compromised
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claimed the 2020 election was “irredeemably compromised” when asked to account for his belief that former President Trump won the popular vote in Arizona two years ago.
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Investigation finds migrants flown to Marthas Vineyard were misled
A Texas sheriff has opened a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. And a group of migrants who were put on the flights are filing a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Working for the railroad is like an abusive relationship, union leader says
The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
Clarifying Prop 305 School Voucher Expansion
Prop 305 for voucher expansion comes down to a "Yes," while a "No" ends lawmakers' deal to fund charter and private school scholarships.
Oct. 8, 2018
Tuesday Last Day To Register For General Election
Arizona residents have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to register to vote in the general election. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said there are a couple other ways to receive a ballot.
Oct. 7, 2018
Hear The Phoenix Mayoral Debate
Democrats Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela, Republican Moses Sanchez and Libertarian Nicholas Sarwark are all vying to replace Greg Stanton, who resigned as Phoenix mayor in May to focus on his congressional race.
Oct. 4, 2018
Fife Symington Considering Run For Arizona Senate Seat
Fife Symington, Arizona's 19th governor, is considering re-entering politics. The once pardoned politician could go head to head with a former foe over John McCain's open U.S. Senate seat.
Oct. 4, 2018
Maricopa County Recorder Warns About Voter Registration Scams
The deadline is fast approaching to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. But you can never register through a phone call.
Oct. 3, 2018
New Trade Agreements Future Could Depend On Dems
The executive branches of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. reached a new trade agreement earlier this week. But to put it into action, the congresses from the three countries still have to have to pass it — and in the U.S., the Democratic Party will play an important role.
Oct. 3, 2018
Republicans Consider Switching Parties
Grant Woods served as Arizona’s Attorney General from 1991 to 1999 as a Republican. But Woods has recently spoken seriously about switching to the Democratic Party, saying he’s having a difficult time being in the GOP in the age of President Trump, and he isn’t alone in the party switch discussion.
Oct. 3, 2018
Do Protests Influence Election Results?
Political protests have been especially intense since President Trump took office, with the most recent being focused on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. But are protests sustainable, and do they end up influencing election results?
Oct. 2, 2018
Flake: Its Difficult To Work Across Party Lines While Running
Senator Jeff Flake explained to a crowd in Boston why he pushed for an FBI investigation into allegations against Kavanaugh.
Oct. 2, 2018
Boas Weighs In On Arizona Gubernatorial Debates
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.
Oct. 1, 2018
League Of Women Voters AZ Sees Hike In Membership
Women are expected to vote en masses not seen since the 1920's, but don't expect them to vote on a candidate by gender.
Oct. 1, 2018
Clean Elections Act Supporters Focus On Just Half Of Measure
The Secretary of State’s office sent out voter guides last week with information on what ballot measures voters will see on their November ballot and all of the support statements for Proposition 306 focus on just one aspect of the clean election measure.
Oct. 1, 2018
Both AZ Candidates For Governor Oppose Prop 126
Proposition 126 is a ballot initiative that would introduce language to the Arizona Constitution forbidding state lawmakers from taxing medical services, child care and even veterinary bills. Arizona lawmakers already can do that now — and have not.
Oct. 1, 2018
Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Debate
Light rail was just one hot topic during Wednesday night’s mayoral debate. KJZZ’s Christina Estes served as moderator and joined The Show to talk about the event.
Sept. 28, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Sept. 28, 2018
To talk about this week’s two Arizona gubernatorial debates, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and more, Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief at, and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, joined The Show.
Sept. 28, 2018
Will Clean Energy Initiative Create Jobs — Or Cost Them?
A new study released by backers of the campaign to raise Arizona’s renewable energy standards to 50 percent by 2030 found that if the initiative passes, Arizona’s solar industry could add 16,000 new jobs by 2030. Many disagree with that assessment — and The Show heard from both sides.
Sept. 26, 2018
Candidates Spar On Taxes, Education, Border Wall
Gov. Doug Ducey and David Garcia met for the second time in two nights. The hour-long debate in Tucson included some heated exchanges.
Sept. 26, 2018
On National Issues: AZ Voters Care Most About Health Care
The study released Tuesday by West Health Institute asked for voter concerns state by state regarding six national topics: business or trade, environment, national security, immigration, jobs and the economy, and health care costs.
Sept. 25, 2018
WATCH: Gubernatorial Candidates Debate
Gov. Doug Ducey and David Garcia faced off Tuesday night. The debate was moderated by KJZZ's Steve Goldstein, Arizona Public Media's Lorraine Rivera and Christopher Conover, and Joe Ferguson of the Arizona Daily Star.
Sept. 25, 2018
Has The Word Resistance Become Overused?
The term "resistance" has been used for centuries. To some, it applies as a useful catch-all phrase against the president and his congressional supporters. For others, though, it’s an ambiguous word that — the more it’s used — the more its power is diluted.
Sept. 25, 2018