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.
Will Proposition 123 Influence Arizona Voters On School Bonds, Overrides This Election?
Twenty school districts in the county have bonds or overrides up for a vote this year, an effort to counteract huge cuts to education funding from the Arizona Legislature since 2009.
Oct. 25, 2016
20 Maricopa County School Districts Have Overrides, Bonds Up For Vote
Voters will decide on bonds or overrides for 20 districts, funding which comes from property taxes. There are three types of elections on the ballot for school funding in Arizona this year.
Oct. 25, 2016
Gov. Ducey: Arizona Election Results Will Be Accurate
With just two weeks to go until the general election, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he trusts the state’s election results will be accurate.
Oct. 25, 2016
Hundreds Knock On Doors For Anti-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Canvass
A campaign called Bazta Arpaio that aims to get voters to vote out Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says it held the largest canvass against the six-term sheriff in history over the weekend.
Oct. 24, 2016
 Is This Election Stressing You Out? You’re Not Alone
The American Psychological Association released a survey this week that shows more than half of Americans say the election is stressing them out.
Oct. 21, 2016
Effort To Get Out The Native American Vote Spans Arizona 22 Tribes
There are concerted efforts during this cycle to get more members of all of Arizona’s tribes registered to vote and casting their ballots before or on November 8.
Oct. 21, 2016
Arizona Saw Lots Of Presidential Politics This Week - Will It Impact The Election?
KJZZ's The Show has two perspectives on the political week that was in Arizona, and what the next couple of weeks leading up to Election Day may have in store
Oct. 21, 2016
Free Food Offered At 7 Saturday Early Voting Sites In Maricopa County
The Arizona Democratic Party is sending food trucks to each of the seven early voting sites that will be open on Saturday.
Oct. 21, 2016
5 Candidates Vie For 2 Seats On Maricopa Community College Governing Board
Maricopa County Community College District is one of the largest community college districts in the country, enrolling more than 120,000 students at 10 colleges.
Oct. 21, 2016
Arizona Democrats Sue Over Holiday Voter Registration Deadline
National and state Democratic groups say election officials improperly set the voter registration deadline on a holiday and are asking a judge to allow voters who registered one day past the deadline to vote in the upcoming election.
Oct. 21, 2016
Maricopa County Election Officials Processing Onslaught Of Registration Forms
A portion of the paper voter registration forms are incomplete, which has contributed to delays in processing the forms.
Oct. 20, 2016
Surprise Voters Consider Secondary Property Tax
The city of Surprise wants to add a secondary property tax to pay for a wide range of projects officials say are overdue.
Oct. 20, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama Rallies For Hillary Clinton In Phoenix
“This is unlike any other time in those thirty five years that I have felt this kind of excitement about the possibility of Arizona going blue," said Arizona resident Judy Register.
Oct. 20, 2016
Poll: Tough Races Ahead For Donald Trump, Joe Arpaio In Arizona
The results of a new Morrison Institute/Arizona Republic poll show November 8 may be a difficult one for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Oct. 20, 2016
Scottsdale Voters To Choose Between Longtime City Leaders For Mayor
The Scottsdale Mayor’s race pits incumbent Mayor Jim Lane against former councilman Bob Littlefield. If elected, Lane would serve his third and final term as mayor. Littlefield was on the council for 12 years.
Oct. 20, 2016
Arizona Democrats Ask Court To Block Ballot Harvesting Law
With early voting already underway, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to rule within days.
Oct. 19, 2016
Chelsea Clinton Speaks On College Debt At ASU
Chelsea Clinton focused on student debt as she addressed several hundred supporters at the ASU Tempe campus.
Oct. 19, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of State Assures Elections Integrity
While Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to assert that the presidential election will be rigged, Arizona’s chief elections official said it simply isn’t possible here.
Oct. 19, 2016
Polls Show Competitive National, Arizona Races As Election Nears
With some Democratic heavy hitters like Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama in Arizona this week, it’s clear the Hillary Clinton campaign thinks it has a pretty good chance to win here.
Oct. 19, 2016
Bernie Sanders in Tucson:
Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders campaigned for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tucson Tuesday, saying her views are “a thousand times better than" Republican Donald Trump's.
Oct. 19, 2016