Arizona Politics News

Arizona attorney general debate focuses on abortion laws
Candidates for Arizona attorney general met for a debate on Arizona PBS Wednesday. They discussed issues including election security and drug trafficking, but Arizona’s recently reinstated near-total abortion ban was the dominant topic of the night.
Judge blocks enforcement of AZ law that could impact voter registration volunteers
A federal judge blocked Arizona from enforcing a law that could inadvertently make felons out of volunteers who help people register to vote.
Why some seek out abortion care in the second or third trimester
With the reinstatement of a territorial-era ban that dates back to the 1860s, Arizona women are no longer able to seek abortion care in most cases. But even if this latest legal decision is put on hold or the state’s constitution is eventually amended to reflect what most Arizonans say they want, which is some access to abortion care, women will still need or want abortions — even into their second or third trimester.
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.
Sept. 29, 2022
Protesters demand expedited review of referendum signatures that challenge school voucher bill
Protesters stood outside the Arizona Capitol building on Wednesday, demanding Secretary of State Katie Hobbs expedite a review to see if the new universal school voucher bill would be put on the ballot, and face a possible cancellation.
Sept. 29, 2022
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.
Sept. 29, 2022
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.
Sept. 29, 2022
Arizona attorney general debate focuses on abortion laws
Candidates for Arizona attorney general met for a debate on Arizona PBS Wednesday. They discussed issues including election security and drug trafficking, but Arizona’s recently reinstated near-total abortion ban was the dominant topic of the night.
Sept. 29, 2022
Why some seek out abortion care in the second or third trimester
With the reinstatement of a territorial-era ban that dates back to the 1860s, Arizona women are no longer able to seek abortion care in most cases. But even if this latest legal decision is put on hold or the state’s constitution is eventually amended to reflect what most Arizonans say they want, which is some access to abortion care, women will still need or want abortions — even into their second or third trimester.
Sept. 29, 2022
Judge blocks enforcement of AZ law that could impact voter registration volunteers
A federal judge blocked Arizona from enforcing a law that could inadvertently make felons out of volunteers who help people register to vote.
Sept. 28, 2022
Navajo Nation to spend millions to replace a decades-old electrical system
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has approved legislation that allocates $3.6 million to the Ramah Navajo School Board in New Mexico. The Pine Hill Schools are long overdue for a new electrical system.
Sept. 28, 2022
Pima County attorney: Confusion over what laws on abortion are in AZ is a big problem
The recent ruling by a Pima County judge banning most abortions has drawn criticism from across Arizona, including from the county's own attorney.
Sept. 28, 2022
Court says lone Arizona regulator can seek utility docs
Arizona utility regulators have the individual power to seek corporate records to see if a company is funneling “dark money” into the campaigns of their colleagues. And a majority can’t block it, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Sept. 28, 2022
Arizona abortion clinics are sending women to other states
When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks.
Sept. 28, 2022
Election command center will combat misinformation
Maricopa County is creating an election command center dedicated to protecting the integrity of elections. The team will protect nearly 2.5 million of voters from misinformation.
Sept. 27, 2022
Maricopa County attorney: AZ abortion laws still unclear
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office says Arizona’s abortion laws are still unclear, even though a Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled that the state’s near-total abortion ban can go back into effect.
Sept. 27, 2022
Sen. Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center
Most Americans prefer politicians who work across the aisle, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday in a forceful defense of her brand of bipartisanship, which has infuriated the left and is likely to draw her a primary challenge.
Sept. 27, 2022
Phoenix approves $500,000 to expand gated alley program
More than five years ago, a disturbing crime in central Phoenix forced neighbors to take action. They convinced the city to let them install locked gates to block public access to alleys behind their homes. Now, more neighborhoods across Phoenix can do the same.
More Arizona business news
Sept. 28, 2022
Public opinion is shifting on abortion bans
A Pima County judge said Sept. 23 that Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions. And Arizona is not the only state in the country to enact an abortion ban, or near-total ban since the fall of Roe v. Wade.
Sept. 27, 2022
DACA recipients and those who didnt qualify await ruling on future of program
The future of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients rests in the hands of a federal appeals court that is expected to rule soon, potentially ending the program all together.
Sept. 27, 2022
Goldwater Institute says voucher petition fell short on signatures
On Friday, volunteers with Save Our Schools Arizona turned in their petitions, in an effort to refer a universal school voucher bill to the ballot, but questions remain about whether they collected enough signatures to get it done.
More Arizona education news
Sept. 26, 2022
Law restricting video recording police sparks legal battle
A federal judge temporarily blocked an Arizona law that would have made it a misdemeanor to video record police within 8 feet. Whether that block becomes permanent, it has raised concerns about free speech.
More Arizona law enforcement news
Sept. 27, 2022
Pollsters say AZ politicians should pay attention to voters over 50
Political candidates might want to pay closer attention to voters 50-plus this election season. That’s because this group will be the decision makers, according to a new poll that was commissioned by AARP.
Sept. 26, 2022

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