Arizona Politics News


Bill Gates wont seek reelection to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, who’s faced threats and harassment for his defense of the county’s elections since certifying the vote in 2020, said Thursday he won’t seek reelection in 2024.
Did Ducey Have Authority To Pull Funds From Nike?
Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Sandra Watson is responsible for awarding grants from the Arizona Competes Fund, and she unlike other agency leaders doesn’t take orders from the governor.
July 23, 2019
Commissioner: APS Still Hasnt Gotten The Message
A new lineup has led to different approach by the Commission. In part, that included the implementation of a new energy shutoff policy following the news that more than one APS customer died after power had been turned off due to a lack of payment.
July 23, 2019
AG Wants Arizona Legislature To Legalize Marijuana
Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants state lawmakers to debate and enact a recreational marijuana program rather than risk an industry-crafted measure from becoming the law of the land at the ballot box.
July 23, 2019
AZ Not Among States To Legalize Sports Betting — Will It?
In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to legalize sports betting, a handful have chosen to do so, including most recently, New York.
July 22, 2019
Boas: Should AZ Legislature Legalize Marijuana?
Arizona could be in the next group of states to have voters approve the legal use of recreational marijuana. That got columnist Bob Robb thinking about the drug’s potency.
July 22, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: U.K. To Get New Prime Minister This Week
A hugely significant decision is coming tomorrow for the UK, as Britain will be getting a new leader.
July 22, 2019
Understanding The Word At The Center Of 2 Border Cases
Some Border Patrol agents say "tonk" is an acronym for "territory of origin not known." But there's also evidence that the phrase is a derogatory term to refer to undocumented immigrants.
July 22, 2019
Voter Roundtables Seek To Improve Turnout
The Maricopa County Recorder's Office is getting feedback about electoral access issues from marginalized groups through its Roundtable Project.
July 21, 2019
U.S. Legislators Visit Mexico To Discuss USMCA
Ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives made an official trip to Mexico on Friday. They met with high-ranking officials to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
July 20, 2019
Flagstaff School Teacher Challenging McSally For Senate Seat
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally has a challenger in the upcoming Republican primaries for an Arizona U.S. Senate seat. Ann Griffin told a crowd this week the Republican Party is not the party she signed up for in the 1970s.
July 19, 2019
Supreme Court To Decide On Home Loans For DREAMers
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of about 25,000 Arizona DACA recipients in the upcoming court session this fall.
July 19, 2019
APS Feeling Revenue Drop Following Disconnect Rule
Arizona Public Service is feeling the effects of a temporary state rule banning power shut offs this summer.
July 19, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap July 19, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and Barrett Marson of Marson Media.
July 19, 2019
Will Changes To AZ Elections Make Things Easier In 2020?
During the 2016 election cycle, Arizonans saw hours-long lines outside polling stations for the spring primary. The 2018 cycle saw improvements, but there were still problems with polling stations opening late and ballots being counted slowly.
July 18, 2019
Border Patrol Agent Shares Inside Information To ProPublica
The U.S. Border Patrol has recently come under fire for holding children in subpar conditions and for the revelation of racist social media posts.
July 18, 2019
Mexico May Leave WTO, Stressing Tensions With U.S.
The departure of Mexico’s ambassador from the World Trade Organization (WTO) could complicate trade disputes between the United State and Mexico — Arizona’s largest trading partner.
July 17, 2019
Book: Is Trumps Cabinet Weaker Than Other GOP Administrations
Before President Trump took office — and even before he was elected — there was a sizable collection of Republicans who fell into the camp labeled “Never Trumpers.” Alex Nazaryan of Yahoo News explores that in his new book, "The Best People: Trump’s Cabinet and the Siege on Washington."
July 17, 2019
BLM Headquarters Moving To Grand Junction, Colorado
The headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which oversees hundreds of millions of acres of public land, will soon be moving out of Washington, D.C., and into the West. Colorado Public Radio’s Stina Sieg is based in Grand Junction, and joined The Show to talk about the move.
July 17, 2019
Kirkpatrick: House Must Open  Impeachment Proceedings
Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has joined the growing chorus of House members seeking an impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying Congress has no choice but to open an impeachment inquiry.
July 16, 2019
McSally And Sinema Join Forces To Support Water Bill
Arizona Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema may have had an epic battle on the campaign trail last year, but now they are joining together to sponsor a bill that works to address our region’s dry future.
July 16, 2019