Arizona Politics News

$3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could Mean More Than $115B For AZ
Legislation that would add $3.5 trillion in spending over 10 years through budget reconciliation has run into delays. But a new report by ASU’s Seidman Institute shows that, if that $3.5 trillion is implemented, Arizona’s economy would be helped significantly.
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Boas: We Need To Talk About Dark Side Of Sports Betting
Legal sports betting officially opened in Arizona this month, and early returns suggest it’s going to be very popular. Ads for companies offering gaming opportunities via a smartphone or tablet are ubiquitous — so if you’re interested, it’s going to be simple to make a bet.
Sept. 20, 2021
DACA Recipients Path To Citizenship Dealt A Blow By Senate Parliamentarian
Democrats’ hopes to clear a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants has been dealt a serious blow. On Sept. 19, the Senate parliamentarian advised the Senate that a provision in the bill aimed at establishing citizenship for DACA recipients cannot be included in the federal spending bill.
Sept. 20, 2021
AZ AG: Biden Is Running Population Augmentation Programs
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich claims the Biden administration is altering federal immigration law as part of "population augmentation strategies.” The U.S. Department of Justice is calling that “a figment of the state's imagination.”
Sept. 20, 2021
Bureau Of Land Management Moving Back To D.C.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado.
Sept. 20, 2021
Maricopa County Attorney Returning To Work After Rehab
After announcing that she has been undergoing mental health treatment, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is returning to her office Monday. Adel entered treatment last month to deal with anxiety, an eating disorder and alcohol use.
Sept. 19, 2021
2 AZ Hotels Will Be Repurposed As Affordable Housing
This week, two Arizona hotels, one in Tempe and one in Flagstaff, were sold to create affordable and transitional housing for vulnerable communities. NewGen Advisory is the company facilitating those purchases, one by the city of Tempe and one by Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona.
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Sept. 19, 2021
Maricopa County Cuts Deal On Subpoenaed Routers
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review.
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Sept. 18, 2021
Comment Sought On Initial AZ Redistricting Maps
The body responsible for redrawing Arizona’s nine congressional and 30 legislative districts has made initial maps using 2020 census data.
Sept. 17, 2021
Theres Free Legal Help For Metro Phoenix Renters Facing Eviction
Maricopa County said this week that it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay nonprofit Community Legal Services for 12 attorneys and six paralegals to help renters in the Phoenix metro area.
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Sept. 17, 2021
Judge Ends Rapid Border Expulsions Under Title 42
A federal judge today ordered the Biden administration to stop deporting families using a public health policy implemented under former President Donald Trump at the start of the global pandemic.
Sept. 16, 2021
Arizona Audit Results Scheduled To Be Released Next Week
The overdue and long awaited results of the 2020 election review are scheduled to be released next week. State Senate President Karen Fann has announced that the company hired to do the review, Cyber Ninjas, will present its findings.
Recorder's Office Asks AG To Investigate Posting Of Voting Records
Sept. 16, 2021
Phoenix Has $5M To Help Overdue Utility Customers
Help is available for Phoenix residents struggling to pay their utility bills. The city is using $5 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to help residents financially hurt by the pandemic.
Sept. 16, 2021
New Times: Mesa Spending $3M In COVID-19 Relief On Crime Center
The city of Mesa received $52 million in federal COVID-19 relief to spend on health initiatives, economic recovery and community services. And in the name of public health, Mesa is spending more than $3 million on a high-tech “real time crime center.”
Sept. 16, 2021
County Recorder: Cyber Ninjas Represent Falling Regard For Professionals
The Maricopa County Recorder said a firm of amateurs is in charge of checking 2020 election results already verified by the county.
Sept. 15, 2021
Phoenix Could Follow Tempe, Mesa And Add Digital Kiosks
If some Phoenix council members have their way, digital kiosks will be coming downtown.
Sept. 16, 2021
County Supervisors Appoint Teran To Fill Senate Seat
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Democratic Rep. Raquel Terán to fill a vacant seat in the Arizona Senate.
Sept. 15, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court To Consider AGs Suit Over ASU Hotel
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review two lower courts' rulings against state Attorney General Mark Brnovich in his lawsuit challenging a deal between Arizona State University and hotel developers.
Sept. 15, 2021
Congressional Democrats Push To Include DACA In Budget Package
This week, the U.S. Senate parliamentarian is deliberating on whether to allow a sweeping immigration reform measure into the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. It could give some 8 million undocumented immigrants a pathway to legal status.
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Sept. 15, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court Allows Release Of Senate Audit Records
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an effort by the state Senate to keep secret records of its ongoing review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County that are in the possession of the contractors conducting the recount.
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Sept. 14, 2021
Brnovich Sues Over Bidens Vaccine Order
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Biden administration over the recent vaccine-mandate covering around 100 million workers. Brnovich argues that the president is illegally favoring unauthorized migrants by not forcing them to get jabbed.
Sept. 14, 2021

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