Arizona Politics News


Critical race theory bill shelved as Legislature adjourns
As a Republican representative missed the last day of the legislative session, the bill will did not move forward for the second year in a row.
AZ lawmakers take up school vouchers, water and more in sessions final hours
State lawmakers ended their session late Friday with a flurry of activity on major issues, including school vouchers and water.
Brittney Griner appears in Russian court
More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1.
In Arizona’s Most Conservative County, Republicans Clash Over Partys Future
With U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake not running for re-election, the race to replace him — so far — has one well-known Republican: Kelli Ward. Depending on who else gets in, the Arizona GOP may see a divisive primary. Ward’s from Mohave County, perhaps the state’s most conservative area, where GOP activists are facing some internal divisions of their own.
Nov. 22, 2017
Arizona Advocacy Network, Others File Suit Against Dark Money Bill
Arizona’s Clean Elections system has been under attack since it was approved by voters in 1998. It’s still alive, though some of its meatier provisions have been cut back.
Nov. 16, 2017
New Poll Shows Ominous Signs For Republicans In Arizona
One year from the next general election in Arizona, a new poll shows some ominous signs for Republicans in the state.
Nov. 15, 2017
Bill Would Boost Cyber Defenses Of Arizona Election Systems
With 2018 midterms looming and the public still unsure about the safety of election equipment, two U.S. senators, Sens. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Susan Collins of Maine, have introduced legislation to boost the cyber defenses of state election systems, including an a feature where members of the public try and hack the system on their own.
Nov. 8, 2017
Election Night Brings Change To Town Once Dominated By FLDS
Hildale, one of the cities that is home to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border, just had a historic election. Unofficial election results Tuesday night showed for the first time ever, non-church members won all the available seats — and the town elected a woman as its mayor.
Nov. 8, 2017
Community Known For FLDS Church Braces For Potentially Historic Election
Hildale, Utah is a tiny city across the border from Colorado City, Arizona. And the area is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS.
Nov. 7, 2017
New Effort Aims To Ban Dark Money In Arizona Elections
Former Attorney General Terry Goddard is leading the effort to put the issue on the 2018 ballot.
Nov. 7, 2017
Sen. Rand Paul Backs Kelli Ward For Senate
Kelli Ward has picked up the endorsement of Republican Sen. Rand Paul in her 2018 run for the U.S. Senate.
Nov. 1, 2017
 Poll: 28% Of GOP Voters Undecided On Flake Replacement
According to the results of a new Republican ballot test, and with a little under a year left until primary election day, GOP voters are still uncertain about who they will be voting for.
Oct. 31, 2017
Did Russian Interference Aim To Manipulate U.S. Public Discourse?
Russian interference in the U.S. elections went far and wide, and attempts were even made to access and potentially manipulate voter registration data.
Oct. 26, 2017
What Do Political Retirements Say About The Current Political Landscape?
The announcements by Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker that they wouldn’t run for reelection stunned the political world.
Oct. 26, 2017
Investigation Finds Arizona Secretary Of States Office Broke Law
An investigation from the state Attorney General’s office finds the Arizona Secretary of State’s office broke the law last year in the run-up to the special election for Propositions 123 and 124.
Oct. 26, 2017
Flake On Decision: Ive Got To Sleep At Night, Look My Kids In The Eye
“To be competitive, you’ve got to run a kind of race I’m not comfortable running," he said. "I’ve got to sleep at night, look my kids in the eye and I can’t see, given the way the electorate looks to be looking at candidates right now, I simply can’t do it.”
Oct. 25, 2017
Arizona Voters Have Increased By Thousands Since July
The number of registered voters in Arizona continues to rise by the thousands while party numbers shift, according to new registration data.
Oct. 25, 2017
Keith Olbermann Questions Donald Trumps Sanity In New Book
Longtime commentator and television host Keith Olbermann questions President Trump’s sanity, speeches, opinions and fitness to serve — but Olbermann didn’t always feel that way.
Oct. 25, 2017
Some Surprised By Sen. Jeff Flakes Announcement
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday that he’d had enough, and will not seek re-election next year.
Oct. 25, 2017
Phoenix Mayor Stanton Announces Run For Congress
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has announced he’s running for Congress. The announcement came a week after Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema launched her Senate bid.
Oct. 5, 2017
Super PAC Pumping Money Into S. Arizona To Defend McSally Seat
Arizona’s 2nd congressional district is bound to bring a lot of attention — and huge financial contributions — to the southern part of the state in 2018.
Sept. 27, 2017
David Daley: Theres No Swing In Our Swing States Anymore
A few states like Arizona have created independent commissions, taking the redrawing responsibilities away from elected officials.
Sept. 19, 2017
Maricopa County Recorder Addresses Changes On Precinct Level
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes will be holding a public meeting to talk to citizens about the importance of making changes at the smallest level — the precinct level — where he says one person can have a much bigger influence.
Sept. 19, 2017