Arizona Politics News


Arizona attorney general debate focuses on abortion laws
Candidates for Arizona attorney general met for a debate on Arizona PBS Wednesday. They discussed issues including election security and drug trafficking, but Arizona’s recently reinstated near-total abortion ban was the dominant topic of the night.
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Judge blocks enforcement of AZ law that could impact voter registration volunteers
A federal judge blocked Arizona from enforcing a law that could inadvertently make felons out of volunteers who help people register to vote.
Why some seek out abortion care in the second or third trimester
With the reinstatement of a territorial-era ban that dates back to the 1860s, Arizona women are no longer able to seek abortion care in most cases. But even if this latest legal decision is put on hold or the state’s constitution is eventually amended to reflect what most Arizonans say they want, which is some access to abortion care, women will still need or want abortions — even into their second or third trimester.
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New Poll Shows Challenger Kelli Ward Has Shot At Republican US Senate Nod For Arizona
A new statewide poll shows challenger Kelli Ward has a chance to win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination for Arizona, but only if she can give voters a reason to support her.
Nov. 16, 2015
Volunteers Gather Signatures In Effort To Recall Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas
The group trying to recall state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas held what it called a “Day of Action” this weekend, with signatures being gathered in more than a dozen cities across the state.
Nov. 14, 2015
38 Percent Of Arizona Voters Are Registered Independent Or Unaffiliated
Independent — or unaffiliated — voters continue to register at a growing rate in Arizona.
Nov. 12, 2015
Poll: Donald Trump, Ben Carson Tied Among Arizona GOP Voters
Earl De Berge of the Behavior Research Center said Carson is pulling 23-percent support, while Trump is slightly behind at 21-percent.
Nov. 12, 2015
Ray Malnar To Be Sworn In As Glendale City Councilman
Ray Malnar is expected to be sworn in tonight as a Glendale city councilman after defeating sitting Councilman Gary Sherwood in a recall election last week.
Nov. 10, 2015
Apache Junction Loses Fifth School Override Vote In 8 Years
Apache Junction Unified School district is one of a handful of districts that appear to be losing override and bond elections. To cope with previous budget cuts, the district had moved to a four-day school week this year.
Nov. 4, 2015
Nadaburg School District Voters Reject Override For Fourth Year In A Row
Two-thirds of the votes were against the increase. The override would have generated over $3.5 million for the district over the next seven years.
Nov. 4, 2015
Deer Valley Unified School District Override Too Close To Call
Deer Valley Unified School District officials say results from Tuesday’s override election are still too close to call.
Nov. 4, 2015
Election Results: A Recall In Glendale, And Slim Margins For School Overrides
A pair of key West Valley elections Tuesday resulted in a victory for a recall challenger in Glendale and ongoing questions about the financial future of the area’s largest school district.
Nov. 4, 2015
Election Day: Arizona Votes On School Funding
It’s Election Day throughout the state.
Nov. 3, 2015
Arizona Election Day: Voters To Decide On Over $1B In School Bonds, Overrides
It’s Election Day in Arizona. Voters who have not already mailed in their ballots can head to the polls to weigh in on a number of initiatives to fund public schools.
Nov. 3, 2015
Educators, Voters Weigh Proposed Dysart Unified School District Override
Reading interventionist Tammy Bach tutors small groups of kindergarten through third grade students who struggle to read. For a decade, she worked at one school in the West Valley’s largest school district.
Oct. 30, 2015
Arizona Clean Elections Commission Set To Vote On Dark Money Rule
The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission is expected to vote tomorrow on a new rule that aims to shine some light on so-called “dark money.”
Oct. 29, 2015
Arizona Rep. David Schweikert On The Next Speaker Of The House
House Republicans nominated Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be the next Speaker of the House in a closed GOP Conference earlier today. Arizona Congressman David Schweikert Says It Came Down To Reforming The Process, Not The Person.
Oct. 28, 2015
Shawn Redd Discusses Candidacy For Arizona’s First Congressional District Seat
Several candidates have jumped into Arizona’s First Congressional District race in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. One of those is Shawn Redd.
Oct. 23, 2015
Ducey Wont Move Date Of Arizonas 2016 Presidential Primary
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey won't use his power to move the date of next year's presidential primary.
Oct. 22, 2015
Voters In Arizonas 1st Congressional District Will Weigh Importance Of Candidate Residency
As the Republican primary for Arizona's 1st congressional district grows closer, voters will have to weigh how important it is for candidates to live in the district.
Oct. 6, 2015
Glendales 2016 Mayoral Race May Highlight Handling Of Arizona Coyotes
Glendale’s relationship with the Arizona Coyotes will likely play a role in the city’s 2016 mayoral race, and one candidate is already criticizing a city council decision that could lead to replacement of the team as manager of Gila River Arena.
Oct. 2, 2015
Ted Cruz Brings Message Of Grassroots Conservatism To Phoenix
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is the latest GOP presidential candidate to pitch his brand of conservativism and small government in the Valley of the Sun.
Sept. 14, 2015
Carly Fiorina Speaks At Republican Womens Convention In Phoenix
Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina opened her speech Friday evening by making light of what Donald Trump said about her appearance.
Sept. 11, 2015