Arizona Politics News


GOP leaders pressure Hobbs to donate $1.3M in excess inaugural cash
The top two Republican lawmakers want Katie Hobbs to put money left over from the inaugural celebration into a state account — where it can't be used to elect more Democrats.
Pence Touts Corpoate Tax Cuts In Arizona Speech
Overall, Vice President Mike Pence came to Arizona to tout the new tax ban while also rallying the base and having a round-table discussion with small business owners.
May 2, 2018
Should Democrats Be Encouraged By Election Results In 8th District?
The Show talked with Reid Wilson, a national correspondent with The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., to find out what he’s hearing in the nation’s capital.
April 25, 2018
How Did 8th District Voter Turnout Compare To Regular Election?
To break down some of the numbers, The Show turned to Garrett Archer, senior analyst for the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
April 25, 2018
As Republican Lesko Heads To D.C., Dems See Opportunity
Debbie Lesko won the race for Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night. She’ll represent the northwest Valley in Congress.
April 25, 2018
County Recorder Fontes On How The Special Election Is Going
This Tuesday is the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District to replace Trent Franks, who resigned in December amidst allegations of sexual harassment.
April 24, 2018
Arizona Senate Cant Change Rules For Replacing McCain
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office.
April 24, 2018
Bennett Running Against Gov. Doug Ducey For Governor
Those in Arizona’s political circles got a surprise this weekend when they heard former Secretary of State Ken Bennett was announcing a challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey in the GOP primary — which is only four months away.
April 23, 2018
Why Dont Mayors Become Presidents?
Presidential candidates come from a number of different backgrounds. They can be senators or members of Congress, governors or business-people. But, they’re generally not mayors.
April 23, 2018
National Spotlight On Arizonas 8th District As Election Nears Finish
Tuesday’s special election in the conservative 8th Congressional District is now being looked at as another midterm bellwether, after special election shockers in Pennsylvania and Alabama. Both candidates were out on Saturday to motivate their supporters.
Republicans Taking Nothing For Granted In 8th District Race
April 23, 2018
Candidate For Governor Bennett Cites Need For Broader Tax Base
Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett has announced he is challenging Governor Doug Ducey in the Republican primary. Bennett says a broader tax base would help to weather downturns in the economy.
April 22, 2018
Phoenix Voters To Decide Whether City Elections Should Move
Voters in Phoenix will soon decide whether city elections should move from odd years to even years to coincide with state general elections. The topic generated a passionate debate at City Council chambers Wednesday.
April 19, 2018
GOP Taking Nothing For Granted In 8th Congressional District Race
Voters in the 8th Congressional District are choosing a replacement for Trent Franks after he resigned abruptly last year. His former district is considered as red as the sun is bright. But while Republicans are taking nothing for granted, the Democratic challengernsees a path to victory.
April 18, 2018
Arizona School Boards Association Supports Ducey Teacher Pay Plan
Arizona teachers started voting today whether to authorize a strike over low pay and other issues. Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a proposal to give teachers a 20 percent pay raise over a couple of years.
April 17, 2018
PBS Frontline Will Air An Episode On Senator John McCain
McCain has been one of President Trump’s favorite targets, first because McCain wasn’t shy about criticizing Trump during the 2016 campaign, and then because the senator eliminated Trump’s hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act with a simple thumbs-down.
April 17, 2018
Former Arizona Attorneys General Back Phoenix Disclosure Push
Two former Arizona attorneys general are backing a plan by some Phoenix leaders to buck a new state law scheduled to kick in this summer. It would prevent cities from requiring certain groups to reveal campaign contributions in local elections.
April 17, 2018
Arizona Legislature Considers Funding Changes To Kidscare
A bill being considered in the current legislative session could cause some changes to Arizona's KidsCare program that depends on whether federal funding drops.
April 17, 2018
Questions Swirl Around Paul Ryans Decision To Forgo Re-election
House Speaker Paul Ryan joined other high profile Republican congressional members when he announced last week that he wouldn’t be running for reelection. Ryan’s reasoning included the desire to spend more time with his family, but speculation about political calculations has also been rampant.
April 16, 2018
County Recorder Looks To Improve Voting Efficiency With Tech
As campaigning continues for the 2018 elections, we’re wondering whether the election votes are going to be counted accurately and efficiently, which has been a significant issue in the state in previous cycles.
April 16, 2018
Maricopa County Approves $4M For New Election Technology
In a unanimous vote, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved spending almost $4 million on new election equipment.
April 12, 2018
Debbie Lesko: Republicans Will Keep House Majority
Republican Debbie Lesko, running for Congress in Arizona's 8th Congressional district, said Republicans will keep the House majority "no matter who is speaker."
April 11, 2018