Arizona Politics News


Hobbs, GOP lawmakers negotiate transportation sales tax
Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs is negotiating with Republican state lawmakers to craft a deal on whether to extend the Maricopa County half-cent sales tax for transportation.
Whats Next For Arizona Education, Educators After Proposition 123?
Some ballots are still left to be counted, but supporters of Proposition 123 have declared victory for the K-12 funding measure.
May 20, 2016
Maricopa County Votes Are In — And Now Theyre Looking To Future Elections
It was an easily decided win for the firefighters and police pension plan, Proposition 124. However, it was a close victory for the education funding bill, Proposition 123, which received just less than 52 percent of the vote.
May 20, 2016
Pro-Prop 123 Margin Widens, Arizona Treasurer DeWit Wont Concede Yet
Proposition 123, the measure that would boost education funding by tapping the state’s land trust, is looking more likely to pass. Governor Ducey announced a victory Thursday night, though votes are still being counted.
May 20, 2016
Phoenix Man Sues Over Prop 123
A Phoenix man has filed a lawsuit to stop Proposition 123.
May 19, 2016
Arizona Proposition 123 Votes Still Being Counted
The ballots for Proposition 123 are still being counted Wednesday. Early and provisional ballots are the last to be tallied in a very close race.
May 18, 2016
Why Is Arizona Proposition 123 Vote So Close?
Proposition 123 is still too close to call. We spoke with Barrett Marson of Marson Media about the factors that led to such an evenly-split vote.
May 18, 2016
Arizona Election Day Brings Voters, Signature Gatherers To Polls
Today is Election Day in Arizona. As voters decide Propositions 123 and 124 — and after the long lines and other problems that plagued Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election in March — all eyes were on polling places today.
May 17, 2016
Attorney Calls For Arizona Secretary Of States Impeachment After Ballot Pamphlet Mishap
An Arizona attorney who tried unsuccessfully to stop next week’s special election is now calling for the impeachment of Secretary of State Michele Reagan.
May 13, 2016
Arizona AG Will Not Delay May 17 Election Because Of Ballot Guide Glitch
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will not delay next week’s special election because of a glitch that prevented hundreds of thousands of voters from receiving their ballot guides in time.
May 12, 2016
Arizona Governor, Treasurer At Odds Over Proposition 123
There seems to be a growing political divide between Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Treasurer Jeff Dewit.
May 11, 2016
The Impact Of Ballot Measures In Arizona
What’s the broader impact of ballot measures on Arizona and how common or uncommon is it for proposed policy shifts to go to voters across the country?
May 11, 2016
Donald Critchlow Lays Out Strategies For Republican Party In Future Right
During this election year, there are broad discussions about whether trends are favorable to either Democrats or Republicans generally and whether either party stands to dominate future elections.
May 11, 2016
Donald Trump May Complicate Sen. John McCains Reelection Race
McCain has vowed to back whoever is the Republican nominee, including Trump. But that support for Trump could make McCain’s own reelection race much tougher.
May 6, 2016
Concerns Build Over May 17 Arizona Election Pamphlet Glitch
About 200,000 Arizona voters did not receive their election information guides far enough in advance of the May 17 special election.
May 6, 2016
McCain Continues Vow To Support Trump
In a recording released Thursday morning, Sen. John McCain is heard saying that Donald Trump will make his own Senate re-election campaign more difficult. Still, McCain vowed to support the Republican nominee at a Phoenix event.
May 5, 2016
Arizona Voters Will Decide On Pension Reform With Proposition 124
​We’ve been hearing all week about the pros and cons of the education initiative Proposition 123 that goes before Arizona voters this month. But what about that the other item on the May 17 ballot?
May 5, 2016
Arizonas Republican Party Chairman: Like Him Or Not, Donald Trumps Our Guy
The chairman of Arizona’s Republican Party says he’s fully behind Donald Trump as the GOP's presidential nominee.
May 5, 2016
Arizona GOP Chairman Says Like Him Or Not, Its Time For Trump
Robert Graham says it’s time for his party to unite around Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.
May 5, 2016
Arizona School Districts Prep 2 Budgets: With And Without Prop 123 Funds
Until voters decide the fate of Proposition 123 on May 17, many Valley school districts are trying to plan for both scenarios-– one if it passes, another if it doesn't. And they’re miles apart.
May 5, 2016
How Conservative Or Liberal Is Your Town?
There are lots of ways to gauge how conservative or liberal your city or town is: voter registration and election results being two of them.
May 3, 2016