Arizona Elections

Mexico-U.S. Imports And Exports Fall Almost 50%
Mexico is the United States’ main trading partner. But trade between both countries has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as imports and exports dropped historically.
Arizona Faces $1.1 Billion Budget Deficit
A decline in state revenues due to the coronavirus, plus additional costs to the state, should leave Arizona with a $1.1 billion budget deficit by July 2021. Projections released Thursday by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee show the deficit comes even after the state uses close to $1 billion it was expected to have left over by the end of this budget year on June 30.
Ducey Won't Help Initiatives Gather Signatures Online
April 9, 2020
Arizona Notary Services Go Online Friday
Online notary services in Arizona were supposed to go into effect on July 1, but Gov. Doug Ducey moved that date to Friday. In an executive order, Ducey will allow, “remote online notarization."
April 9, 2020
Public Health Care In Mexico Faces High Risks As The Pandemic Spreads
As of Wednesday, the Mexican government had reported 174 people dead and about 3,200 sick as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities say they are prepared for a larger breakout, but many are calling attention to the lack of health equipment and staff.
April 9, 2020
Arizonans On Unemployment Struggle With Overloaded DES
In a press conference, Gov. Ducey introduced Tom Betlach, the recently-appointed acting director of the Department of Economic Security which manages the state’s unemployment benefits program.
April 8, 2020
ABOR Responds To AGs Criticism Of Universities
The Arizona Board of Regents’ attorney has sent a scathing five-page letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Their criticism comes after Brnovich issued a legal opinion critical of the universities' handling of information related to COVID-19 cases on their campuses.
April 8, 2020
Ducey Signs New Executive Orders As AZ Prepares
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued several new executive orders on Tuesday as the state continues to ramp up its efforts against COVID-19. Arizona’s Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ said shows that 64% of the state’s ICU capacity, 68% of its medical surgical beds and 25% — or nearly 400 — of its state’s ventilators are currently in use.
April 8, 2020
Candidates Qualify For Primary Ballots In County Attorney, Sheriff Races
The Maricopa County Recorder's Office has updated its list of candidates who have qualified for the upcoming primary election ballot.
April 7, 2020
McSally Backs White House, Calls China, WHO Reckless
Sen. Martha McSally on Tuesday told a conservative media outlet that China was reckless and lied about the extent of the coronavirus early this year.
April 7, 2020
Arizona Legislature Wont Reconvene In April
Arizona lawmakers won't return to work on April 13 as scheduled. House Speaker Rusty Bowers said it's not yet safe to return to work amid the pandemic.
April 7, 2020
AZ Democratic Party Moves To Mail-In Process For Delegate Selection
The Arizona Democratic Party will use a mail-in system to select delegates prior to the national convention which has been moved from July to August due to the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
Secretary Of State Supports Citizens E-Signature Initiatives
On April 6, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has said she won’t oppose citizens’ initiatives collecting signatures online, as their typical operations have been interrupted by the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
Arizona Caregiver Tries To Navigate State Unemployment System
Almost 250,000 people filed new unemployment claims in Arizona over the last three weeks. Near the end of the first week, Gov. Doug Ducey gave an order that people who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 would not have to show they’d looked for new work to qualify for help. Days later, through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, Jeanne Apelseth asked why the state’s system still wanted her to list jobs she’d applied for.
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April 7, 2020
Mexican Presidents Pandemic Economic Plan Faces Criticisms
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his economic plan to face the coronavirus pandemic. He says the plan focuses on helping the poor while avoiding the flaws of neoliberal capitalism, but workers and business groups are concerned.
April 6, 2020
WATCH: White House Coronavirus Briefing
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings. Video is usually scheduled to go begin around 2 p.m. Arizona time daily.
April 6, 2020
AG Wants To Delay Petitioners Request For Decision On Online Signatures
Backers of four voter initiatives have gone to the Arizona Supreme Court to challenge a requirement that prohibits online signatures to be counted as valid. But, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the proceedings delayed.
April 6, 2020
Trump Accepts Duceys Declaration Of Emergency
After Gov. Doug Ducey declared a major disaster in Arizona over the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump accepted the governor's request. According to Ducey’s press secretary Patrick Ptak, the declaration opens up federal money to cover some of the state’s expenses.
April 6, 2020
Mexican Constitutional Reform Expands Pension, Health Care Systems
Pensions for the elderly and disabled. School scholarships. Free health care. They’re all part of a new constitutional reform in Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this weekend the approval of a constitutional reform to expand pension benefits and other social programs across the country.
April 5, 2020
Parks Continue To Close Amenities, But Not Open Spaces And Trails
Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order requires Arizona parks to shutter amenities like restrooms and playgrounds. But many parks are closing more areas like tennis courts, while still trying to preserve outdoor space and trails for people.
April 5, 2020
Ducey Orders Hair And Nail Salons Closed
Barbershops, salons, tattoo parlors, spas, and massage businesses are no longer considered essential and must close by 5 p.m. Saturday under Gov. Doug Ducey’s new guidance.
April 3, 2020
Stanton, Gallego Urge Officials To Investigate Price Gouging PPE
Congressmen Greg Stanton and Ruben Gallego have asked the House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission and the Arizona Attorney General to stamp down on price gouging of personal protective equipment worn by first responders.
April 3, 2020

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