Arizona Politics News


Townsend subpoenas election info from Maricopa County, despite it being available
The head of the Arizona Senate Government Committee has subpoenaed Maricopa County officials for records detailing how the recent general election was run.
Hobbs hopes lawmakers will work across the aisle on abortion
On the campaign trail, Katie Hobbs promised she would work to repeal the Arizona's near-total abortion ban. But the governor-elect may face challenges.
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Republican Gov. Ducey meets with Democrat Gov.-elect Hobbs
Outgoing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday that his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory.
Arizona abortion measure falls short of signatures to get on the November ballot
Shasta McManus, treasurer of Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom, told Capitol Media Services her organization will not be turning in the petitions for a ballot measure it has been gathering since May. She said they were able to get only about 176,000 ahead of Thursday's deadline.
July 7, 2022
Lead narrows for Kari Lake in governors race, poll shows
A new poll shows the race is tightening between the top two GOP candidates for Arizona governor. Kari Lake is still in the lead, but that’s been narrowed to five points over Karrin Taylor Robson.
July 7, 2022
Giffords, McCain receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Joe Biden presented the Medal of Freedom to 17 recipients, including two from Arizona — the late U.S. Sen. John McCain and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
July 7, 2022
New AZ legislation could prevent bankruptcy due to medical debt
In November, Arizonans may be able to vote for new protections against medical debt. If they do, the Predatory Debt Collection Act would prevent bankruptcy.
July 11, 2022
AZ Supreme Court rejects Brnovich bid to skip appellate courts on elections manual
The Arizona Supreme Court has decided not to fast-track an appeal from Attorney General Mark Brnovich after a judge sided with Secretary of State Katie Hobbs over election rules.
July 7, 2022
Ducey vetoes bill that would let voters extend Maricopa County transportation tax
Gov. Ducey has vetoed a bill that would have given Maricopa County voters the opportunity to extend its transportation tax, which ends in 2025.
July 7, 2022
Gov. Doug Ducey endorses Karrin Taylor Robson
In a tight race in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Gov. Doug Ducey has endorsed candidate Karrin Taylor Robson. It comes two days after early ballots were sent out.
July 7, 2022
Initiative groups must file their signatures today. What issues voters could see on the ballot
July 7 is the deadline for citizen initiatives to file signatures to put their issues before voters in November. To learn about some of what we may be voting on this fall, The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
July 7, 2022
Arizona abortion rights organizers close in on the final hours of petition signature deadline
Wednesday marks the deadline for abortion rights organizers to finish collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to enshrine reproductive rights into the Arizona Constitution.
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July 6, 2022
GOP redistricting efforts leave fates of gun reform, abortion unknown in moderate states
The Supreme Court has left the legality of abortion up to the states. But efforts have made it so that some of the states considered to be more moderate may be more restrictive because legislatures may not actually be in line with what a majority of a state’s residents believe.
July 6, 2022
How migrant deaths near San Antonio could impact immigration reform
The shooting in Uvalde led to gun reform in Washington, D.C. Could the migrants found dead in a tractor trailer in San Antonio do the same for immigration reform? The Show spoke with Doris Meissner, senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and director of the U.S. immigration policy program.
July 6, 2022
Department of Justice sues over Arizona voting law
The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to block Arizona from enforcing a new law about who can vote for president. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the agency contends Arizona has no legal right to demand proof of citizenship from those who use a federal voter registration form to vote in federal elections.
July 5, 2022
Congressman Raúl Grijalva receives Ansel Adams award
Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva is the latest recipient of the Wilderness Society’s Ansel Adams award.
July 5, 2022
Wednesday is the deadline to pitch Arizona ballot initiatives
The deadline to make a written pitch on election issues and send it to Arizona voters ahead of the midterms is coming up Wednesday at 11:59 p.m.
July 5, 2022
Homeless outreach group uses Phoenix funding for mobile cooling van
Outreach group AZ Hugs for the Houseless has created a mobile cooling van to prevent heat-related deaths for those experiencing homelessness, using funding from the city of Phoenix.
July 5, 2022
Department of Justice could sue Arizona over Voter ID law
The federal government is planning to sue Arizona over a new state law that requires proof of citizenship to vote for president.
July 4, 2022
Analyst says threats on election officials horrific and terrifying
Due to ongoing threats from supporters of Donald Trump, a pair of Republican elections officials are resigning in Yavapai County.
July 4, 2022
Sen. Rios suspects Republicans will seek more anti-abortion legislation
After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Arizona Senate Democratic leader Rebecca Rios says Republican state lawmakers will likely push for more anti-abortion legislation in the next session.
July 5, 2022
FBI subpoenas Republican AZ Senate president’s records
FBI agents looking into events surrounding former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss have subpoenaed Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, who orchestrated a discredited review of the election.
July 2, 2022
Top election officials in Yavapai County leave amid threats
The elected county recorder and the elections director in Arizona’s Yavapai County are resigning after more than a year and a half of threats and heated criticism from backers of former President Donald Trump who accept his lie that he lost the 2020 election because of fraud.
July 2, 2022