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.
AG files civil right lawsuit against Tucson over COVID-19 mandate
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Tucson over its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements and related conduct.
Aug. 31, 2022
Tempe-based First Solar announces U.S. expansion
One of the goals of the Inflation Reduction Act was to spur investment in clean energy. A Tempe-based firm says it will expand its operations as a result.
Aug. 30, 2022
Judge fines Finchem, Kern, Gosar $75K for lawsuit
Three Republican lawmakers have to pay the legal fees of a Democrat foe after filing what a judge called a meritless lawsuit against her.
Aug. 30, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act could help Park Service staffing
The recently signed Inflation Reduction Act may help offset the shortage of National Park Service employees.
Aug. 30, 2022
Arizona Supreme Court upholds ruling disqualifying voting initiative from the ballot
The Arizona Supreme Court says a voter initiative rolling back Republican-backed election law changes and expanding voting access will not appear on the November ballot. The ruling issued Friday ends a week of on-again off-again court rulings.
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Aug. 26, 2022
Leaders hit the road to address AZs  affordable housing problem
The Arizona Legislature’s committee for housing supply is traveling the state next month to hear from communities about what they need to address housing shortages.
Aug. 29, 2022
Federal judge dismisses Kari Lake, Mark Finchem lawsuit over vote-counting machines
A federal judge has tossed out a bid by the top Republican candidates for statewide office to require ballots in this year's election be counted by hand.
Aug. 26, 2022
NewsCap: Arizonans may get to vote on dark money
This week, a judge ruled that an initiative seeking greater transparency for political spending will be on the November ballot. And debate continues on whether some Republican nominees can successfully shift to the middle.
Aug. 26, 2022
Ruling keeps voting access measure on ballot
A judge in Phoenix has ruled that an Arizona initiative expanding voting access and rolling back a host of restrictions enacted by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature and GOP Gov. Doug Ducey will be on the November ballot.
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Aug. 25, 2022
Arizona Supreme Court rules dark money and medical debt measures can stay on the ballot
Arizonans will be able to vote in November on two controversial ballot measures even though petition circulators did not comply with the law, the state Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday.
Aug. 25, 2022
Frustration, despair grow as homeless encampment swells
Some Phoenix residents and business owners say the city isn’t doing enough to address a growing encampment of people experiencing homelessness. The city has set aside money to help, but those funds may only go so far.
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Aug. 26, 2022
Thursday marks 4th anniversary of McCains death
Thursday marks the fourth anniversary of the death of John McCain, one of the most iconic figures in Arizona politics. His former chief of staff, Mark Salter, says he misses McCain and his voice on current events, like the war on Ukraine.
Aug. 24, 2022
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport names tower after McCain
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport dedicated its new control tower this week, naming it after John McCain III, the late U.S. senator from Arizona.
Aug. 24, 2022
ACLU sues over Arizona law limiting filming of police
A controversial Arizona law restricting how the public can film police is facing its first legal challenge with a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Aug. 23, 2022
Arizona sees high turnout in primary election
As Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has certified the results of the primary election, she says voter turnout is higher than previous midterms.
Aug. 23, 2022
Kari Lake pulls endorsement of antisemitic Oklahoma candidate, but is it enough?
Under pressure, Kari Lake recently rescinded her endorsement of an Oklahoma state Senate candidate who has a history of extreme and derogatory remarks about Jewish people and the LGBTQ community.
Aug. 23, 2022
Navajo officials lead tour of abandoned uranium sites near Cameron
Navajo President Jonathan Nez and tribal officials met with Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran and others recently to visit abandoned uranium mines near Cameron.
Aug. 22, 2022
Tribes, conservationists back Grijalvas Great Bend of the Gila Conservation Act
For thousands of years, tribes living in what is now the Southwestern United States gathered at the Gila River. They left a legacy that conservationists would like to preserve, and Congressman Raul Grijalva has introduced legislation that could make that a reality.
Aug. 22, 2022
Arizona Supreme Court says Phoenix candidate who rented house to run can stay in race
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled a candidate who rented a house in Ahwatukee solely to run for Phoenix City Council can stay on the ballot.
Aug. 22, 2022
Lawsuit challenges new law that cancels voter registration of suspected non-citizens
A new law that would require county recorders to cancel the voter registration of anyone they have a reason to believe is not a U.S. citizen will be challenged in court.
Aug. 22, 2022