Arizona Politics News


Senate panel OKs last minute bills on initiatives, schools
The Arizona Senate's appropriations committee on Wednesday advanced a series of last minute measures on hot-button issues as the Legislature prepares to adjourn for the year.
Kelly co-sponsors bill to help grandparents raising kids
Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly co-sponsored a bill to connect grandparents raising grandchildren with additional services and resources. Kelly said the Informing Grandfamilies Act would have a meaningful impact on families like those who testified in favor of the bill on Thursday.
Report: Trump campaign boss in AZ subpoenaed by DOJ
The Washington Post reports that a Trump campaign official who worked in Arizona has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department. The summons comes after Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing, where the House Select Committee said the former president was directly involved in a scheme to have phony electors replace real ones in states, like Arizona, that Trump lost.
Democratic VP Candidate Tim Kaine Takes Spanish Message To Maryvale
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine heads to Maryvale on Thursday afternoon on a mission to woo voters in Spanish.
Nov. 3, 2016
Questions Build Over Line Between Fraud Prevention, Voter Intimidation At The Polls In Arizona
A pending federal lawsuit and new guidance from the Arizona Secretary of State could help clarify a tricky line heading into Nov. 8.
Nov. 3, 2016
More Than 10,000 Attend Hillary Clinton Rally At ASU
Hillary Clinton spoke at Arizona State University’s campus last night and encouraged thousands of supporters to get out the vote. This is the first time a presidential candidate has visited Arizona during the general election since 2004.
Nov. 3, 2016
Hillary Clinton Holds Rally In Tempe
The rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at ASU on Wednesday night attracted thousands of people. The line to enter the event wrapped around the intramural fields twice and continued down Apache Boulevard.
Nov. 2, 2016
Early Voters See Long Lines, Wait Times At Phoenix-Area Polling Locations
Elections officials have been worried about long lines on Election Day. This after last March when the number of polling places was cut and voters waited hours in lines. But now voters trying to avoid those Election Day lines are finding themselves once again frustrated and waiting.
Nov. 2, 2016
Art Exhibit At ASU Examines Political Messages, Ad Influence
Political ads are meant to evoke emotion, raise our hopes and increase our doubts, among other things. But how often, as a particular campaign message is tossed our way, do we consider the artistic level or influences of the ad?
Nov. 2, 2016
Political Analyst Weighs In On Arizonas Many Election Races
Arizona voters face a lot of choices on Election Day next Tuesday. The ballot contains Senate and Congressional races, ballot initiatives and more.
Nov. 2, 2016
DuVal Discusses Significance Of Clintons Visit To Arizona
We talked about the significance of the visit with Fred DuVal, who was a senior staffer in Bill Clinton’s White House and is currently a member of the Clinton/Kaine National Finance Council.
Nov. 2, 2016
Republican VP Candidate Mike Pence Pushes GOP Ticket In Mesa
"I truly do believe this election is about our security. It’s about our prosperity. It’s about the destiny of the Supreme Court,” Pence told an audience of about 500 at the Mesa Convention Center.
Nov. 2, 2016
Arizona To Host Marathon Of Political Rallies Before Election
As the final days before the election wind down, the presidential candidates are focusing a lot of attention on Arizona. Hillary Clinton and Mike Pence will be in the state this week, along with two campaign surrogates.
Nov. 2, 2016
Teens Are Next Generation of Voters; What Are They Learning From Election?
Some of the youngest voters in the 2020 election are in eighth grade this year. While they learn the nuts and bolts of how we elect a college (like how many electoral votes it takes to get the White House), they're also starting to define their political beliefs.
Nov. 2, 2016
Arizona Congressional Contingent On Hillary Clintons Latest Email Scandal
Arizona’s congressional contingent is weighing in on the latest email scandal embroiling Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Nov. 1, 2016
Experts Raise Concerns About Maricopa County Voting Plans
Two experts contracted to analyze Maricopa County voting plans in the wake of long lines at polling sites in March, are predicting some voters could see long lines again on Election Day.
Nov. 1, 2016
Time To Put Those Early Arizona Ballots In The Mail
If you are still holding onto an early ballot at home, county election officials recommend you put it in the mail no later than Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Nov. 1, 2016
1 Million Early Votes In Arizona Have Been Submitted
As Election Day approaches, candidates have been pushing voters to vote early, and more than 1 million voters in Arizona have done just that.
Nov. 1, 2016
Where Do Arizona Democrats Stand With Napolitano?
Surrogates for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been making frequent appearances in Arizona in recent weeks — including Donald Trump Jr., First Lady Michelle Obama and the vice-presidential nominees.
Oct. 31, 2016
How Uncommon Is It For Ballot-Initiative Campaigns To Put Money Into Other Races?
A number of polls show voters enthusiastically supporting the passage of Prop. 206 by double digits.
Oct. 31, 2016
Group Pushing To Hike Arizona Minimum Wage Targeting Leaders Who Oppose Prop 206
Leading in the polls and with lots of money to spend, the group pushing to increase the minimum wage has now turned its sights to defeating political foes.
Oct. 31, 2016
Phoenix Business Owners Offer Different Takes On Minimum Wage Hike
Arizona’s minimum wage is 80 cents higher than the wage required by the federal government, but some say it’s not enough. If voters approve Proposition 206, the state’s minimum wage would gradually increase to $12 dollars an hour ($9 an hour for tipped workers) by 2020.
Oct. 31, 2016
Final Days Before Election Day Are Spent Double Checking Voting Accuracy
More than 670,000 early ballots have been mailed in to the Maricopa County Recorder’s office since early voting began. After the county’s tabulation machines passed a state mandated accuracy test Friday, officials are now counting those votes. That test is one of a string of security measures the county goes through to ensure that each vote cast will be accurately counted.
Oct. 31, 2016