Arizona Politics News


Hobbs announces $25M to fund border security
Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday spoke in Somerton, Arizona, to announce over $25 million dollars in border security funding for the Cocopah Indian Tribe and cities of Yuma, Somerton and Wellton.
Arizona To Open New Trade Offices In Mexico, Israel
Arizona will be opening three new international trade offices. State lawmakers and the governor approved $475,000 in the new state budget for trade offices in Chihuahua and Guanajuato, Mexico as well as in Israel.
July 10, 2019
Legislators, Groups Work To Help Arizonans Beat The Heat
Heat-related deaths are all too common in Arizona. In 2018, excessively hot temperatures claimed 182 lives in the Phoenix area, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. It was a new record — and the numbers continue to rise.
July 10, 2019
DNC Chairman Hosts Pro-Affordable Care Act Rally In Phoenix
As a federal appeals court hears a Texas case challenging the Affordable Care Act, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez came to Phoenix to host a rally in support of "Obamacare."
July 9, 2019
Judge Rejects Plan To Make School District Shoulder Cost
A tax court judge found it unconstitutional to force the Tucson Unified School District to pay entirely for the cost of its desegregation program, when that cost constitutionally should come from the general fund.
July 9, 2019
McSally Pins Help For Arizona Homeless On Executive Order
As a retired fighter pilot, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said she sees affordable housing as a serious problem among veterans and pinned her hopes of helping Arizona's homeless on President Trump's plans.
July 9, 2019
ADOT: AZ Doesnt Share Drivers Licenses With Feds Without Cause
In response to news that some states are sharing driver's licenses with federal investigators, Arizona transportation officials say they are not sharing your driver's license photo unless there is just cause.
July 9, 2019
Boas: How Well Are Democratic Candidates Performing?
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.
July 8, 2019
Will Arizonas AG Continue Case Against State Universities?
Arizona’s three public universities have had to look for alternative funding methods over the past decade. One of the effects of the Great Recession was a significant reduction in money from the state.
July 8, 2019
Ducey Seen Wearing Nikes Days After Blasting Them On Twitter
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was photographed wearing a pair of Nike shoes just two days after blasting the company on Twitter for pulling a shoe featuring the original design of the American flag.
July 5, 2019
Ex-Schools Chief Accuses Hoffman, Hobbs Of Promoting Pedophilia
Arizona’s former head of public schools, Diane Douglas, has accused her successor, Kathy Hoffman, and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of promoting pedophilia. “I was appalled,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said. “I found the comments to be abhorrent and deeply offensive. … It’s incredibly damaging to the LGBTQ community and anyone who is a victim of sexual abuse.”
July 4, 2019
Negative News Discourages Law Enforcement Careers
From Ferguson to Phoenix, the barrage of negative headlines concerning police nationwide is causing college students to reconsider careers in law enforcement.
July 3, 2019
Young People Sue Government To Combat Climate Change
The fight over climate change has been one of the most intense public policy debates on the national and international stage. Though a great majority of the public believes in climate change’s existence, many elected officials have refused to agree with that assessment.
July 3, 2019
U.S. To Retry No More Deaths Border Activist
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek to retry a humanitarian aid worker they say illegally harbored two undocumented migrants from Central America in southern Arizona. This is the government’s second attempt after the case last month ended in a mistrial.
July 2, 2019
New AZ Law Requires Marijuana To Be Tested For Contaminants
Among the bills Gov. Ducey signed into law last month is one that will require medical marijuana to be tested for contaminants. Not following the law could lead dispensaries to face fines of up to $1,000 per violation.
July 2, 2019
Tensions Rise Between The U.S. And Iran
The relationship between the U.S. and Iran has been strained over the past couple of weeks. On Monday, Iran violated a key provision of the 2015 deal meant to curb its nuclear program.
July 2, 2019
Ducey Axes Funds For Factory After Nike Pulls Flag Shoe
On Colin Kaepernick's recommendation, Nike canceled a shoe featuring a Betsy Ross-themed American flag. In a 2 a.m. Twitter thread, Gov. Ducey announced that he was pulling state funds from a proposed Nike factory in Goodyear.
July 2, 2019
Delegation Finds Texas Detention Facilities Unacceptable
A delegation of representatives led by the congressional Hispanic caucus Monday visited immigrant detention facilities in El Paso and Clint, Texas. Arizona Democratic Rep. Greg Stanton, who was part of the delegation, called for increased congressional oversight following his visit.
July 2, 2019
Hearing Scheduled For Tuesday Is Next Step Toward Migrant Shelter
Humanitarian aid groups helping migrant families dropped off in Phoenix could take a big step Tuesday toward opening an overnight shelter, but the groups are still at least one week away from housing migrants at the Ann Ott School.
July 1, 2019
Despite Concerns In Mexico’s Situation, López Obrador Prepares Celebration
July 1 marks anniversary of the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president of Mexico. And he’s planning a big party — despite concerns on how his administration is dealing with the country.
July 1, 2019
Plaintiff In Census Citizenship Case Not Ready To Sit Back Yet
The Supreme Court put a controversial 2020 Census question about citizenship status on hold, but plaintiff Alejandro Chavez says organizers have a long way to go to repair trust within the communities where immigrants live.
June 28, 2019