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.
Deadline looms for drought states to cut water use
Seven states in the U.S. West are facing a deadline from the federal government to come up with a plan to use substantially less Colorado River water in 2023.
Aug. 15, 2022
County to release primary election canvass Monday
Maricopa County saw record-breaking voter turnout in this month’s primary election. The official canvass of the results, or vote tally, is set to be released on Monday.
Aug. 14, 2022
Lake, Finchem should be fined for frivolous lawsuits, attorney says
An attorney for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors says the lawsuit filed by gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state hopeful Mark Finchem contains blatantly false claims.
Aug. 14, 2022
Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat who single-handedly thwarted her party’s longtime goal of raising taxes on wealthy investors, received nearly $1 million over the past year from private equity professionals, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists whose taxes would have increased under the plan.
Aug. 14, 2022
Ducey orders crews to fill gaps in border wall
Arizona officials say they will use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near Yuma.
Aug. 13, 2022
New law puts voters of color at higher risk of losing mail ballots
Arizona Senate Bill 1485 changes eligibility requirements for voting by mail, mandating that voters must be removed from the Early Voting List if they have not cast a ballot by mail in the last four years. Even if they vote in person, they’ll still be dropped from the list
Aug. 14, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act passes House, awaits Bidens signature
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $740 billion spending package, giving final congressional approval to the Biden-backed measure.
Aug. 14, 2022
Some Arizona Republican candidates call FBI search of Mar-a-Lago politically motivated
In the wake of an FBI search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, some Republicans running for office in Arizona are calling it politically motivated by the Justice Department. The irony is the current FBI director is a Trump appointee.
Aug. 13, 2022
Public school advocates work to block voucher expansion — again
Earlier this summer, the Arizona Legislature passed a universal school voucher expansion bill. Now, members of Save Our Schools Arizona are trying to refer the measure to the ballot to give voters the last word.
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Aug. 15, 2022
Government attorney says Ward cant block subpoena of phone records
Douglas Letter, general counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, says Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward “participated in multiple aspects” of an attempt to interfere with Arizona’s 2020 electoral count.
Aug. 13, 2022
NewsCap: Are extreme GOP candidates good for Dems?
This week, former President Donald Trump dominated headlines again when the FBI issued a search warrant at his Florida residence.
Aug. 12, 2022
Many Navajo vets are missing out on benefits. This group wants to help
The U.S. military has veterans all over the country. But some have trouble connecting, or even knowing about benefits and services that are available to them.
Aug. 12, 2022
Phoenix candidate appeals case after learning judge’s wife supported opponent
A Phoenix City Council candidate thinks the state’s highest court should hear his lawsuit to keep an opponent off the November ballot. Moses Sanchez is appealing a lower court ruling after learning the judge’s wife supported his opponent, Kevin Robinson.
Aug. 11, 2022
Former ambassador to UN: Sentencing may help expedite Griners release
Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for nearly six months on drug charges. And those hoping for her return were devastated when she was hit with a nine-year prison sentence.
Aug. 11, 2022
How FBIs Mar-a-Lago raid looks to former U.S. attorney
The FBI’s serving of a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago house is being called an historic event, and speculation persists about what exactly agents were looking for.
Aug. 11, 2022
Pinal County ballot debacle could foreshadow errors
Amid election official turnover and staff shortages, experts worry elections “could get a little chaotic.”
Aug. 11, 2022
On the Colorado River the feds carry a big stick. Will the states get hit?
The seven Colorado River basin states have until mid-August to come up with a plan to drastically cut their water use. If state leaders fail to devise a plan, they could face a federal crackdown.
Aug. 11, 2022
Candidate Kari Lake ghosted Phoenix Magazine. It profiled her anyway
Kari Lake officially became the Republican nominee for governor when the ballots from last week’s primary election were fully counted. A Phoenix Magazine profile on Kari Lake fell through. Editor Craig Outhier explained why in a recent piece he wrote.
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Aug. 10, 2022
Changes coming to Medicare, including ability to negotiate drug prices
Some big changes are coming to Medicare. As part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, lawmakers moved to make certain prescription drugs more affordable.
Aug. 10, 2022
Lake again attacks McCain days after primary victory
After winning the Republican primary for governor, Kari Lake issued calls for GOP unity — then traveled to Texas to bash the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, an Arizona icon.
Aug. 9, 2022