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.
Mesa recognizes new Asian District at cultural celebration
A stretch of Dobson Road in Mesa populated with Asian businesses was given the official designation of the Asian District on Saturday. Mayor John Giles says the designation shows the growth of the Valley’s Asian community.
Feb. 5, 2022
Brnovich says bar complaints against him and staff have been resolved
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says he’s reached a deal with the state Bar to clear complaints against him and several lawyers that work in his office. The complaints were made by Arizona’s Secretary of State Office and Board of Regents.
Feb. 4, 2022
FiveThirtyEight analysis shows GOP leanings in AZ congressional maps
Statistics-based national election outlet FiveThirtyEight recently analyzed Arizona’s new congressional maps that resulted from the 2021 redistricting process. The outlet’s projections show a shift toward Republican representatives.
Feb. 4, 2022
KJZZs Friday NewsCap: House speaker sends a strong message against voting bills
This week saw House Speaker Rusty Bowers reject a bill that would allow lawmakers to reject election results. And early polling is out for Arizona's elections.
Feb. 4, 2022
Sen. Kelly optimistic about Supreme Court nomination process
Sen. Mark Kelly believes the process will go quickly after President Biden is expected to name his Supreme Court justice nomination by the end of the month.
Feb. 4, 2022
AZ Republicans advance 15-week abortion ban measure
Arizona Republicans are moving swiftly to outlaw abortion after 15 weeks ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision that could bring seismic changes to abortion availability in the United States.
Feb. 4, 2022
Phoenix heat response plan to focus on unsheltered
Phoenix expects to have a single coordinated heat response plan fully operational by May 1. The citywide plan will focus heavily on several blocks around the Human Services Campus between downtown and the state Capitol complex. It’s where hundreds of people are living in tents.
Feb. 7, 2022
Phoenix is collecting more trash and more money
As many people work from home and Phoenix’s population continues to grow, so does the amount of trash and recyclables.
Feb. 3, 2022
Public defenders: Former ADC boss got special treatment
After an armed standoff at his home, charges were filed against former Arizona Department of Corrections director Charles Ryan. But he was never booked into jail, prompting concerns over special treatment.
Feb. 3, 2022
DACA recipient wants flexibility in AZs English-only law
The Arizona Mirror is reporting that lawmakers will likely not push this session to repeal Arizona’s English-only law.
Feb. 3, 2022
Concerns found over County Attorney Adels ability to run office
Reporting by the Arizona Republic indicates concerns about Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel's ability to run the office as she continues to deal with addiction.
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Feb. 3, 2022
House panel OKs bill requiring IDs for early ballot drop-offs at polling places
A measure passed by a state House of Representatives panel Wednesday would require people bringing early ballots to polling places to show ID.
Feb. 3, 2022
AZ lawmakers move 3 bills aimed at improving oversight of group homes
Though it’s still early in the new Arizona legislative session, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee has passed a trio of bills aimed at increasing oversight and accountability in group homes that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Feb. 3, 2022
Arizona Senate approves transgender sports bill
The Arizona Senate has voted to bar transgender girls and women from competing on the high school or college sports team that aligns with their gender identity.
Feb. 3, 2022
WATCH: Biden remarks on a U.S. special forces raid that killed ISIS leader
President Biden delivers remarks about a U.S. counterterrorism operation that killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. The raid took place in northwest Syria and Biden said Thursday that all Americans returned safely.
Feb. 3, 2022
Phoenix buying at-home COVID tests, KN95 masks for residents
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved spending $15 million in federal funds to expand testing and vaccines services and $10 million on at-home tests and masks.
Feb. 3, 2022
Phoenix unanimously approves Juneteenth as paid holiday
The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a new paid city holiday at its Wednesday meeting. Juneteenth will become an annual holiday starting this year.
Feb. 3, 2022
Timeline to staff Phoenixs police oversight office is 6-8 months
The new director in charge of independent oversight of Phoenix police estimates it will take six to eight months until his office is fully staffed.
Feb. 3, 2022
AZ woman pleads guilty to voter fraud; another indicted on illegal voting charge
A Scottsdale woman has pleaded guilty to attempted illegal voting in 2020, and a Cochise County woman has been indicted for illegally voting in the same general election.
Feb. 2, 2022
States of Belonging: How AZ immigration policies alienate many Latinos
States have been active in immigration policy over the last decade. That's affected residents' sense of belonging differently in Arizona and New Mexico.
Feb. 2, 2022