Arizona Politics News


What has — or hasnt — been achieved in gun reform since Giffords shooting
As the world struggles to address another mass shooting at an elementary school, some Arizonans have been working nonstop for years to reform gun laws in a state and country generally resistant to such efforts.
Tensions high at AZ Senate during school shooting debate
Tensions were high on the Arizona Senate floor Wednesday as lawmakers debated the root causes of this week’s shooting at an elementary school in Texas.
Senate committee will investigate Rogers online comments
The Arizona Senate's ethics committee voted Wednesday to formally investigate a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for the recent massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
Judge: Jewish residents cant sue to block executions using cyanide gas
Jewish residents have no legal right to block the state from executing inmates using the same gas that Nazis used to kill millions of Jews.
May 6, 2022
2022 Arizona U.S. Senate race: The candidates
Here are the candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in the 2022 midterms. Senior Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won't be up for reelection until 2024.
May 6, 2022
NewsCap: What the Supreme Court abortion leak means for 2022 elections
This week, a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion signaled the end of Roe v. Wade, which would mean major changes for abortion access in Arizona and around the country.
May 6, 2022
Experts: AZ needs to do more to secure its water future
With the Colorado River at all-time lows and a record drought pressuring Arizona’s water supply, policy makers face a number of challenges. But a panel of experts came together Thursday night to discuss the issue — and indicated there may be reason for optimism.
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May 6, 2022
AZ House ethics committee tables complaint against Rep. Meza
The state House ethics committee won’t act on a complaint against Democrat Robert Meza unless he faces criminal prosecution.
May 5, 2022
Funeral services scheduled for Allister Adel
Funeral services for Allister Adel have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Phoenix.
May 5, 2022
Cochise sheriff says border crime is up. Data paints a murkier picture
Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels testified on Capitol Hill last week that crime on the border is at an “all-time high” amid record numbers of apprehensions of migrants there.
May 5, 2022
Airbnb is restricting some summer holiday rentals to reduce parties
Airbnb announced that it will be placing restrictions for some holidays this summer in an effort to reduce parties. For Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, guests will be prohibited from making one-night reservations if they don’t have a history of positive reviews.
May 5, 2022
Ducey signs legislation providing funds to widen section of I-10
The legislation will take some money from the state's general fund, and ADOT will apply for more from the federal infrastructure bill.
May 5, 2022
Gov. Ducey says his pro-life stance applies to abortions, not the death penalty
Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his self-proclaimed "pro-life'' position covers only abortions and not executions — even those carried out in the name of the state. Ducey said he believes in the death penalty in "certain rare situations.''
May 5, 2022
AZ could extend AHCCCS to cover postpartum women up to a year after childbirth
Many women struggle with mental health leading up to and after the birth of a child. It can be especially difficult for women in poverty. But the state could spend more money to extend postpartum care for those on Medicaid.
May 4, 2022
Maricopa Board of Supervisors writes response to Brnovichs interim election report
Board Chairman Bill Gates says the letter addresses allegations of fraud and failures of cooperation from state departments.
May 4, 2022
These Arizona members of Congress are now vulnerable thanks to redistricting
Arizona’s primary elections are just a few months away. How redistricting has changed the dynamics in a handful of Congressional races.
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May 4, 2022
Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams announces retirement
The Phoenix police chief says she is retiring after nearly six years on the job. Jeri Williams is set to leave a department still under a civil rights investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.
May 3, 2022
AZ Senate approves measure to curb catalytic converter thefts
The state Senate unanimously approved a measure in the hopes of reducing the thefts of catalytic converters. The proposal would give police more tools to arrest someone other than a scrap metal dealer in possession of a catalytic converter.
May 3, 2022
Nonprofit says leaked Supreme Court opinion has dire implications
The U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is authentic. But it is not a final ruling.
May 3, 2022
State study benefits of allowing work and save IRAs
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would establish a study committee to look at the benefits of a retirement savings plan for Arizona workers who may not have access to a 401(k) at their job.
May 4, 2022
AZ may play a big role in replenishing weapons sent to Ukraine
The U.S. has sent billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded its neighbor in February. But with the U.S. sending weapons from its stockpiles abroad, what does that mean for the defense industry, many of whose companies have a presence in Arizona?
May 3, 2022
Why the state is going ahead with the execution of Clarence Dixon
Next week, the state of Arizona will put Clarence Dixon to death. And last week, the state Board of Executive Clemency unanimously denied his attorneys’ appeal for a reprieve.
May 3, 2022
Jan. 6 congressional panel asks AZ Congressman Biggs to testify
The congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection has asked three Republican House members to testify, and the list includes Andy Biggs of Arizona. But Biggs announced on Twitter on Monday that he's refusing.
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May 2, 2022