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.
AZ lawmakers to discuss budget, I-10 expansion and more this week
It’s shaping up to be a somewhat slow week at the state Capitol as lawmakers vote on a few bills. But much of the work is happening behind the scenes, as legislative leadership tries to find enough votes to approve a new state budget.
May 2, 2022
Boas: Dems, GOP stand to lose if Title 42 expires with no backup
The Biden administration wants to end its use of Title 42 at the country’s southern border later this month, and some elected officials on both sides of the aisle are worried about that leading to a surge in migration.
May 2, 2022
Judge mediating Hobbs-Brnovich election rules fight
A judge in Prescott on Friday seemed skeptical of arguments brought by Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich that he should order Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to completely rewrite a set of election rules because Brnovich won't approve them.
May 3, 2022
Jan. 6 panel wants interviews with Biggs, Brooks, Jackson
Three more House Republicans received requests Monday to voluntarily appear before the congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection, weeks after investigators revealed new evidence of their involvement in former President Donald Trump’s desperate attempt to stay in power.
May 2, 2022
Former Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel dies at 45
Former Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, who resigned in March, has died. She was 45. An email statement released by the public relations firm OH Strategic Communications said Adel died Saturday morning due to health complications.
April 30, 2022
Yavapai judge finds flaws in Brnovichs proposed election manual changes
On Friday, A Yavapai County judge said a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Mark Brnovich concerning the state’s Election Procedures Manual is flawed. Judge John Napper said the suit failed to explain why Brnovich’s proposed changes are legally necessary.
April 30, 2022
NewsCap: Can GOP candidates move past the big lie?
This week saw Kari Lake and Rep. Mark Finchem file lawsuits in an effort to ban the use of vote-counting machines in Arizona's 2022 elections.
April 29, 2022
Author lays out plan to tackle climate change through hypothetical futures
Plans to combat climate change vary according to perception of its severity. In his new book, "Our Shared Storm: A Novel of Five Climate Futures," Andrew Dana Hudson begins with public policy on climate change and offers a variety of scenarios.
April 29, 2022
Investigation from Arizonas Family finds Brnovich misusing funds
An investigation from Arizona's Family found some of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's politically driven efforts have been funded with money diverted from funds meant to combat consumer fraud.
April 29, 2022
Records show lobbyists donated to budget directors campaign for AZ House
To avoid a conflict of interest, Republican candidate Matt Gress said he would not take donations from registered lobbyists during the legislative session. But records show he broke that promise.
April 28, 2022
Former Valley Metro CEO says leaders must think of public transit as an investment
Scott Smith oversaw Valley Metro as its CEO beginning in February 2016 on an interim basis and served until this April. He spoke with The Show about his tenure with Valley Metro and about the current political atmosphere in Arizona.
April 28, 2022
Bill to curb future governor emergency powers passes
The state House of Representatives approved a measure that would curb the powers of governors’ declarations of states of emergency. The bill won’t affect Gov. Doug Ducey, however, as it will be implemented after his term ends.
April 28, 2022
How placement of private land makes public areas inaccessible
Dating back to the earliest days of western expansion in the U.S. is a collection of checkerboard patterns that divide public lands from private lands.
April 27, 2022
Arizona has more QAnon candidates than any other state
In a recent piece for Grid, investigative reporter Steve Reilly looked into how many candidates for office across the nation are affiliated with QAnon. And he found that Arizona is at the top of the list.
April 27, 2022
Voters could see 3 potentially conflicting voting provisions on November ballot
Arizonans going to the polls this year could be faced with three vastly different and often-conflicting approaches for the conduct of future elections.
April 27, 2022
Biden is ending Title 42. This expert says that will help the border situation
The Biden administration plans to end Title 42 in about a month. A federal judge, though, has said he’d grant a motion to stop the administration’s action to end it on May 23.
April 27, 2022
AZ is set to execute Clarence Dixon. Here are 2 key issues to watch
Clarence Dixon is set to be executed by the Arizona Department of Corrections next month. If it goes forward, it will be the first time the state has put someone to death since the botched execution of Joseph Wood in 2014.
April 27, 2022
1 Arizona judge didnt meet performance standards
Arizona voters will decide in the November election whether to keep certain judges at the end of their terms. A state panel found that a judge connected to an execution scheduled for next month has not met performance standards.
April 27, 2022
Rural Arizona groundwater bill languishes in the Legislature
A bill to help rural Arizona manage its groundwater has stalled in the Arizona House.
April 26, 2022
Consultant says AZ Dems should focus on 2024 election
Conventional wisdom says Democrats around the country are going to have a tough run of it in 2022’s election cycle. And former Democratic state lawmaker Chad Campbell says that will be no different here in Arizona.
April 26, 2022