Arizona Politics News


Brnovich wants Ducey to call Legislature back for special session on abortion
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to help clarify the legal status of abortion in the state.
Abortion ban ruling is not what 90% of Arizonans want
Voter sentiments do not align with the recent court ruling that effectively outlawed most abortions in Arizona, according to public opinion polling data collected this month.
Despite Sinemas campy outfits, queer community doesnt always feel represented
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is probably one of the most powerful queer women in the country. And writer Nathan Kohrman sees a lot of camp in her ever-analyzed wardrobe.
Phoenix street signs to honor longtime pastor
New street signs will recognize a longtime Phoenix pastor known for his leadership in Arizona’s holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sept. 6, 2022
Lawsuit challenges law that could purge voters who are registered to vote in multiple counties
Attorney Daneil Arrellano argues the law includes provisions that could disenfranchise voters and make felons of those volunteering to register others.
Sept. 6, 2022
BBC Look-Ahead: The UK has a new prime minister
Liz Truss takes over for Boris Johnson, who resigned amid scandal. Truss went to Scotland Sept. 6 to meet with Queen Elizabeth II, which is the last formal step to her taking the position. To learn about what lies ahead for Truss, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Sept. 6, 2022
Democratic lawmaker who just won  primary resigns
A Democratic member of the state House of Representatives who just won his primary for state Senate announced Friday that he is resigning, leaving no one on the ballot in his southwest Phoenix district.
Sept. 5, 2022
Election could decide future of AZ Republican Party, consultant says
Primary elections in Arizona were especially polarizing within the Republican Party, with a slate of Trump-endorsed candidates winning nominations for major office. Chuck Coughlin, CEO of the Phoenix-based political consulting firm, HighGround, said reduced tolerance for GOP moderates could send some voters "into the laps of Democrats."
Sept. 6, 2022
Arizona AG wont defend constitutionality of police video taping law
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will not be defending a legal challenge against a new law that makes it a crime to be within 8 feet of police activity while taking videos.
Sept. 5, 2022
Planned Parenthood Arizona awaits 2 important dates
Planned Parenthood Arizona is on the lookout for a Pima County court decision set to be released, as well as a state law to take effect, later this month.
Sept. 5, 2022
Maricopa County injects $3.6 million into emergency HVAC repair program
Maricopa County has dedicated more money to a program designed to provide complimentary air conditioning repairs to homeowners in the Valley.
Sept. 3, 2022
Katie Hobbs hasnt agreed to debate Kari Lake. She proposes this alternative instead
Democrat Katie Hobbs has yet to agree to debate her opponent in the Arizona governor's race, Kari Lake, and instead proposed back-to-back town hall-style interviews that will keep her separated from the conservative firebrand.
Sept. 2, 2022
Tempe enforces Town Lake trespassing ban
On Thursday, the city of Tempe enforced a trespassing ban on homeless individuals living outside near Tempe Town Lake. The move follows an outreach to provide unsheltered individuals with housing, services and resources. Paul Bentley is the deputy human services director for Tempe.
Sept. 3, 2022
KJZZs Friday NewsCap: Why Katie Hobbs may be hesitant debate Kari Lake
The fate of Arizona's gubernatorial debate is in limbo as Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs considers whether or not to participate with Republican candidate Kari Lake.
Sept. 2, 2022
WATCH: Biden delivers speech about democracy
President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia to deliver a speech about what the White House calls the "battle for the soul of the nation" outside Independence Hall. The speech comes two months before the midterm elections and as his travel schedule, especially to the battleground state of Pennsylvania, has ramped up.
Sept. 1, 2022
Controversial speaker at ASU underscores division in the Republican party
College Republicans United, a splinter group at ASU, has invited a speaker who espouses racist views. College Republicans at ASU, a different and officially ASU-recognized club, has strongly condemned the event
Sept. 1, 2022
Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.
Sept. 1, 2022
Phoenix approves $232,000 contract for interim police chief
The Phoenix City Council approved a one-year contract for an interim police chief to begin Sept. 12. Michael Sullivan will replace retiring Chief Jeri Williams. In Baltimore, Sullivan led police reform efforts following a federal investigation and he will lead Phoenix through an open Department of Justice investigation into use of force, retaliation and discriminatory policing.
Sept. 1, 2022
Group says migrant bussing program is helpful
Arizona and Texas are sending chartered buses of asylum seekers to the Washington D.C. area. They are two controversial programs that some, including the Biden administration, have billed as political theater at a costly taxpayer expense. But an aid group part of the effort tells a different story.
Sept. 1, 2022
¿Tiene alguna pregunta sobre las elecciones de medio mandato?
Las elecciones de medio mandato de 2022 se avecinan: ¿tiene previsto votar? ¿sabe cómo votar, dónde hacerlo y qué puede necesitar cuando se presente en las urnas? ¿qué pasa si su registro de votantes está desactualizado o tiene un error, y tiene dificultades en las urnas: qué puede hacer?
Aug. 31, 2022
Supreme Court: Senate can withhold some audit records
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled the state Senate does not have to release all of its communications regarding the so-called audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.
Aug. 31, 2022
Bowers says support for Trump is eroding
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers says that support for Donald Trump is eroding. In an MSNBC interview, he says that many in the GOP have reacted negatively towards the former president and his rhetoric.
Aug. 31, 2022
Sen. Kelly touts Arizona opportunities to rake in CHIPS Act funding
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly says Arizona is “well-positioned” to take advantage of new funding available via the CHIPS and Science Act, which includes $52 billion dedicated to boosting domestic semiconductor manufacturing.
Aug. 31, 2022