Arizona Elections

Under a new California law that took effect on New Year’s Day, the state’s labor commissioner has published a list of trucking companies that have either not paid their drivers, or have been issued judgements over wage issues.
After a contentious election, a bipartisan group of national leaders has issued a joint statement calling on the restoration of civility.
Nov. 17, 2016
A judge has thrown out part of the challenge to a new state law that bars cities and towns from telling private employers what fringe benefits and paid time off they have to provide for workers.
Nov. 17, 2016
Last Tuesday, Penzone beat Arpaio, knocking America’s so-called "toughest sheriff" out of a position he’s held for 24 years.
Nov. 16, 2016
Adrian Fontes defeated longtime Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell and will take over the position in January.
Nov. 16, 2016
Political leadership in Phoenix and Arizona does not reflect the fact that the city is more than 40% Latino. But In the recent general election more Latinos were elected and early estimates say the Latino Vote was up. The group La Machine was one of the key organizations behind that increase.
Nov. 15, 2016
UA Immigrant Dreamer:
Immigration advocates across the country are preparing for what they call a great unknown. That is, will President-elect Donald Trump carry through with his campaign promises of mass deportations once he’s in office?
Nov. 15, 2016
The state Democratic Party is slamming Maricopa County election officials who decided not to try to verify questionable signatures on some early ballots.
Nov. 15, 2016
The Maricopa County recorder’s office is making progress tabulating the remaining mail in and provisional ballots.
Nov. 14, 2016
The Scottsdale City Council had narrowed the field of applicants for a city manager from a nationwide search to five, but two of those candidates dropped out earlier in the month.
Nov. 11, 2016
This week’s election brought an end to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 24 years in office here in Maricopa County, which has been celebrated by many Hispanic advocacy organizations that campaigned against him.
Nov. 11, 2016
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was one of the plainest-speaking Republican opponents of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Nov. 11, 2016
Election Day has come and gone but many votes are still being counted. This year, the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office received a record number of early ballots: more than 1 million.
Nov. 11, 2016
When Paul Penzone replaces Joe Arpaio as Maricopa County sheriff, he will inherit the many civil lawsuits against the sheriff. That includes the ongoing case that determined the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office racially profiled Latinos.
Nov. 10, 2016
The Sun City Fire Department serves more than 40,000 residents, and has three fire stations now.
Nov. 10, 2016
Education funding in Arizona has become a hot topic in recent years, as a teacher shortage has reached crisis levels and the debate over school funding Proposition 123 dominated the news last spring.
Nov. 10, 2016
Mesa voters on Tuesday defeated Question 1, which would have added four-tenths of a percent to the city’s sales tax; the money would have gone to police and fire departments, as well as to help bring a five-acre ASU campus to downtown Mesa.
Nov. 10, 2016
After Tuesday’s election, state lawmakers have been meeting this week for smaller contests, to elect new leaders in both the Arizona House and Senate.
Nov. 10, 2016
Peoria Proposition 400 would have permanently raised Peoria’s sales tax by four tenths of a cent, bringing in about $17 million more a year. Surprise’s $63 million bond would have funded nine different public service projects over the next five years.
Nov. 10, 2016
Thousands of Arizona workers will soon see bigger paychecks. Since voters approved raising the state’s minimum wage, many employers now need to boost their payrolls.
Nov. 10, 2016
The Bazta Arpaio campaign unfurled a giant “Eviction Notice” in front of Arpaio's office.
Nov. 10, 2016

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