Arizona Politics News


AZ Legislature passes bill to block cities from taxing groceries
The state Legislature passed a bill that would overrule the ability of cities and towns to levy taxes on groceries. Food taxes raise about $161 million for cities every year.
Violence Against Women Act Proves Contentious In Congress
The Violence Against Women Act has become a lightning rod in a divided Congress, and that has many on-the-ground providers on edge. Last week, two months after the House let it lapse, the House of Representatives voted to renew the landmark legislation — with many Republicans voting against it.
April 11, 2019
Whats The State Of U.S. Foreign Policy?
U.S. foreign policy has been less predictable during the Trump administration, or at least it has seemed less cohesive thanks to President Donald Trump's tweets and rhetoric.
April 10, 2019
Rights Groups Call For Blacklisting Of Trump Administration Officials
Wednesday is Kirstjen Nielsen’s last day as head of the Department of Homeland Security. Nielsen resigned on Sunday, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration to resign or be fired. Her departure also places her on a so-called "blacklist" created by civil rights and immigration groups.
April 10, 2019
Pedestrian Safety Continues To Be An Issue In Arizona
In 2017, the Governors Highway Safety Association said Arizona was fifth in the nation for most pedestrian deaths. By 2018, we were No. 1. The Show talked about the issue with C.J. Hager, director of Vitalyst Healthy Community Policies, a project that advocates for better, safer street design.
April 10, 2019
Teachers Dont Think Legislators Have Done Enough
One year ago this month, educators around the state were wearing red and ramping up to what would become the largest teacher walkout in state history. Now, the teachers behind the #RedForEd movement say the state has not done enough.
April 10, 2019
Arizona Businesses Navigate International Uncertainty
The U.S. Census Bureau says, in 2017, Arizona’s exports totaled nearly $21 billion. But there is now economic uncertainty with three major trading partners: Mexico, China and the UK.
April 10, 2019
With DCP Through Congress, Some For Water Conservation
The Drought Contingency Plan aims to help deal with a water shortage if one is declared, but the DCP does not really take on the issue of water conservation. To talk more about this, The Show reached out to John Shepard, senior director of programs with the Sonoran Institute.
April 10, 2019
VP Mike Pence Is Visiting Nogales
Vice President Mike Pence returns to Arizona on Thursday, this time to tour the Border Patrol station in Nogales. Pence’s trip was announced Monday, just days after President Donald Trump visited Calexico, California.
April 10, 2019
Pentagon Awards $1 Billion In Border Fence Projects
The Pentagon announced late Tuesday it has awarded about $1 billion for replacement border fence projects along the U.S.-Mexico border. The money was divided between two projects, one in Yuma and a second larger project in New Mexico.
April 10, 2019
Arizona In Crosshairs Of U.S. Department Of Education
In 2016, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill known as the “menu option.” Public school boards could choose alternatives to the AzMERIT standardized test, instead opting for tests like the ACT or SAT. But, this has put Arizona in the crosshairs of the U.S. Department of Education.
April 9, 2019
Republicans Terrified About DHS Shake-Up
Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving the Department of Homeland Security — but she may not be the only one. With The Show to talk about the upheaval at the agency was Melanie Zanona, a congressional reporter with Politico.
April 9, 2019
AZ House Approves Requirements For Emergency Early Voting
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would require anyone voting at an emergency voting center to sign an affidavit.
April 9, 2019
Why Youth Minimum Wage Proposal Appears Dead
A controversial bill that would allow employers to pay young people less than the minimum wage appears dead at the Capitol.
April 9, 2019
Mexican Feminist Group Expands To The U.S.
The fight in Mexico for equality and justice for women is going beyond borders. A Mexican feminist group is now opening a branch in the United States. Hijas de la MX is a non-partisan women’s rights collective that emerged in February on social media.
April 8, 2019
AZ Democrats Are Hopeful State Is Turning Purple
Arizona has been called a purple state by some analysts for several election cycles, but 2018 may have actually been an example of the tide turning — at least Democrats are hoping so.
April 8, 2019
Schweikert, Stanton Offer Different Views On Mexico After Nielsen Resignation
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure from her post comes as Arizona’s congressional representatives are calling for changes to the U.S’s relationship with Mexico.
April 8, 2019
Students, Professors Speak Out On Charges Against Protesters
There is an ongoing controversy happening right now over free speech on the University of Arizona’s campus after the university’s president announced two students are being charged with misdemeanors after protesting a Border Patrol event on campus.
April 8, 2019
Research Delves Into Americas Age Of Mass Migration
As thousands of migrants continue to arrive at the U.S. border seeking asylum, and President Trump ramps up his rhetoric and policies attempting to stem illegal and legal immigration, research from the London School of Economics took a broader historical view on the phenomenon.
April 8, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Brexit Deadline And Israel Elections
Negotiations over Brexit are approaching yet another deadline, and two major democracies are going to the polls this week.
April 8, 2019
Border Future Uncertain After DHS Secretary Resigns
President Donald Trump's homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, abruptly resigned Sunday afternoon.
April 8, 2019