Arizona Politics News

Hobbs vetoes 3 bills relating to elections matters
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed three election-related bills Thursday covering topics including political action committees and approval of the state’s elections procedures manual.
Fontes urging AZ Legislature to allocate more money for 2024 election preparation
To prepare for the 2024 election, Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and his allies are urging the Legislature to allocate an extra $4.2 million from the 2024 state budget. He is also asking for $3 million from the existing federal “Help America Vote Act” money.
April 21, 2023
Rogers obtains injunction against Arizona Capitol Times reporter
Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers obtained an injunction against harassment against a reporter investigating whether Rogers lives in the northern Arizona legislative district she was elected to represent.
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April 20, 2023
Biden executive order supports caregivers from all walks of life
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that supports the needs of caregivers from all walks of life. The order contains roughly 50 directives, making it possibly one of the most comprehensive orders when it comes to supporting all caregivers.
April 20, 2023
Legislature expected to override this Hobbs veto
Arizona lawmakers are expected to move on Tuesday to override a gubernatorial veto — something that has not been done in 40 years.
April 20, 2023
No Labels has qualified for the ballot, but says its not a political party
There could be a new political party on your Arizona ballot in 2024. Alongside Republicans, Democrats and the Libertarian Party there may be the No Labels Party. One of the big question about the new party surrounds its funding and where it’s coming from.
April 20, 2023
What a Valley economist thinks about AZs spending predictions
Valley economist and president of the Maguire Company, Alan Maguire, talks about what new spending predictions mean for the state, and the lawmakers and governor crafting the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
April 20, 2023
Phoenix repeals controversial wage ordinance after new councilmembers sworn in
One month after passing a controversial wage ordinance, the Phoenix City Council has repealed it. The action came two days after two new councilmembers took their seats. The narrowly-approved ordinance would have required construction companies on certain city projects to pay prevailing wages.
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April 20, 2023
AZ Senate to pay $153,000 to settle public records battle
The nonpartisan watchdog group American Oversight has settled a nearly two-year-long public records lawsuit with the Arizona state Senate.
April 19, 2023
Cochise County supervisors OKd to delegate election oversight to recorder
A judge rejected a request from Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes to block the Cochise County Board of Supervisors from handing over its election administration to the elected county recorder.
April 19, 2023
Gov. Katie Hobbs and top Republican lawmakers have been privately negotiating a budget
Gov. Katie Hobbs broke the record Tuesday for most vetoes in a single session, beating out the last Democratic governor Arizona has seen, Janet Napolitano. Given all of the headlines surrounding this record, it might be hard to believe that, at the same time, Hobbs and top GOP lawmakers have been privately negotiating a budget that just might have a hope of passing.
April 19, 2023
Hobbs rejects 62nd bill, sets new record for most vetoes
Gov. Katie Hobbs on Tuesday vetoed 10 more bills sent to her by the Republican-controlled Legislature, bringing her total to 62 this session and shattering the record set in 2005 by fellow Democrat Janet Napolitano.
April 18, 2023
What the legislative expulsions in Arizona and Tennessee have in common
The expulsion of Republican Arizona state Rep. Liz Harris followed that of two Democrats in the Tennessee House of Representatives, albeit for very different reasons.
April 18, 2023
Hobbs vetoes 4 more bills, calling them ineffective, confusing and unnecessary
Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed four more bills. In a single explanation letter, she mostly talked about why she rejected the two gun-related measures.
April 18, 2023
Chandler area Republican officials vote to replace Liz Harris with Liz Harris
Chandler area Republican Party officials want Liz Harris restored to the legislative seat from which she was just ousted last week. But whether that’s legally or politically possible remains unclear at best.
April 18, 2023
DACA recipients could get access to health coverage
Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, could be eligible for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act in a new plan proposed by the Biden administration this month.
April 18, 2023
What Tempe voters need to know about Props. 301, 302 and 303
Tempe voters are preparing to cast their ballots in a special election on three propositions that will decide the future of its last major piece of prized real estate — a 46-acre lot near Sky Harbor. Here's a closer look at the arguments for and against Propositions 301, 302 and 303.
Read the ballot language for Tempe Props. 301, 302 and 303
April 18, 2023
History is made at Phoenix City Council inauguration ceremony
Monday’s swearing-in ceremony for the Phoenix City Council was historic. For the first time in the city’s history, Phoenix has two Black councilmembers.
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April 17, 2023
Gallego raises nearly $4M in 1st quarter, outpacing Sinema
Though Sinema has not announced a re-election campaign, she has set her own personal record for quarterly fundraising.
April 17, 2023
Boas: The race to take on Schweikert is heating up
The wealthy suburbs that make up Arizona’s Congressional District 1 used to be a stronghold for the GOP. But now the race to beat Republican Congressman David Schwiekert in 2024 is shaping up to be an interesting one.
April 17, 2023
Planned Parenthood AZ praises stay on mifepristone ban
Planned Parenthood of Arizona is giving measured praise to the U.S. Supreme Court for issuing a temporary stay on a Texas judge’s ruling to ban an FDA-approved abortion drug.
April 16, 2023