Arizona Politics News

What Sonoras Gubernatorial Election Means For Mexico, Arizona
Sonora, Arizona's neighbor to the south, recently elected a new governor — and did so in a fairly convincing fashion. To get a better sense of how that election played out and its implications for the Arizona-Sonora relationship, The Show spoke with KJZZ's Murphy Woodhouse, who is based in Sonora's capital Hermosillo.
AZ Lawmakers React To Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a jury convicted him of killing George Floyd. Phoenix was one of many U.S. cities where protests took place last year after Floyd’s death.
WATCH: Verdict In Derek Chauvin's Murder Trial
April 20, 2021
WATCH: Biden And Harris Respond To Chauvin Verdict
President Joe Biden and Vice Kamala President Harris plan to speak following the guilty verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.
April 20, 2021
Ducey To Send AZ National Guard To Southwest Border
Gov. Doug Ducey said he is sending the Arizona National Guard to the border. Citing more than 170,000 apprehensions at the Southwest border last month, Ducey said the Border Patrol is overwhelmed while local law enforcement, mayors and nonprofit businesses are calling out for help.
April 20, 2021
Driving While Brown: Journalists Analyze Arpaios Legacy
In the new book "Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio vs. the Latino Resistance," journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling write about Arpaio’s history and his impact on the Latino activism that has become such a huge part of Arizona politics and culture.
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April 20, 2021
GOP Lawmakers Looking To Move AZ Toward Flat Tax
April 20 is the 100th day of the legislative session, which is when, in theory, lawmakers wrap up their work for the year. In practice, however, the session is still going strong, and the Arizona Legislature still has to do the one thing they’re required by the state constitution to do: approve a new state budget.
April 20, 2021
Jill Biden To Visit Navajo Nation Schools, Health Care Facilities
First Lady Jill Biden heads to the Navajo Nation later this week. In the State of the Navajo Nation address on Monday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says Biden will be visiting schools and health care facilities.
April 20, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To New Education Tax
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear an expedited constitutional challenge Tuesday to a new voter-approved tax on high-earning Arizonans that was designed to boost school funding.
April 20, 2021
Republicans: Voting Restrictions Being Mischaracterized
Two Republican senators lashed out Monday at businesses and the media, accusing them of mischaracterizing what is in changes they are proposing to state election laws.
April 19, 2021
Mexico Enters The U.S. Treasury Monitoring List
During the last month, the Mexican peso has gained strength in the exchange market, going from about 21 units per dollar to somewhere above 19. The U.S. Treasury plans to have a closer look at Mexico's currency practices.
April 19, 2021
Mexico’s President Wants Trees, Crops And Visas From The U.S.
Mexico’s president has a plan to try to stop climate change and Central American migration simultaneously. And to make it happen, he wants support from the United States.
April 19, 2021
Boas: Gov. Ducey Played By Tribes, Bookies, Dems
Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that will legalize gambling on sporting events, and he and the state’s Native American tribes agreed to a new gaming compact that will — among other things — lead to the construction of at least four new casinos. Ducey celebrated the achievements as bipartisan efforts that would turn out to be wins for the state, but not everyone agrees — including Republic columnist Bob Robb.
April 19, 2021
Why Cant Congress Pass Infrastructure Legislation Despite Bipartisan Support?
Infrastructure has traditionally been an issue has that won bipartisan support, at least in theory. In practice, however, it’s been a bumpier road. To learn about all of this, The Show spoke with Samara Klar, an associate professor of political science in the School of Government and Public Policy at UA.
April 19, 2021
Supporters Of Changes To AZ Voting Laws Pushing To Move Them Forward
Bills that would change Arizona’s voting laws are still under consideration at the state Capitol. To learn what to expect this week at the state Capitol, The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
April 19, 2021
Homelessness, Public Safety, Climate Action: Key Issues For New Phoenix City Council
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and four councilmembers took their oaths of office Monday. The swearing-in ceremony includes two newcomers to the City Council, and their priorities could drastically shape the city’s future.
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April 19, 2021
Tucson Superintendent Upset With Disheartening Sex Education Bill
Senate Bill 1456 has recently passed through the Arizona Legislature, and is waiting on Gov. Doug Ducey’s approval. If signed into law, the bill would require state schools to get parents' permission for discussions about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
April 17, 2021
Ducey Calls Out Agencies For Letting Undocumented People Go During Traffic Stop
Gov. Doug Ducey called out federal authorities Friday for not picking up undocumented people on the side of a metro Phoenix highway.
April 16, 2021
AZ Ends License Suspensions For Drivers Who Dont Pay Civil Fines
About 31,000 Arizonans with suspended licenses will get their driving privileges back soon. Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed a bill to end license suspensions if a driver fails to pay a civil fine.
April 17, 2021
New Funds For Older Americans Act Will Help Rural AZ Seniors
Last month, President Biden signed the American Rescue Act. The bill included money for Older Americans Act programs, like senior centers and home-delivered meals. The head of one organization in Arizona recently learned she’ll be getting roughly $2.5 million in the coming months.
April 16, 2021
Arizona Tribes Will Get More Casinos, Games Under New Compacts
Arizona tribes are going to get at least four new casinos — and possibly more after another decade — along with more slot machines and more games of chance.
April 16, 2021
AZ Supreme Court: Tucson Can Continue To Hold City Elections In Odd-Numbered Years
The Arizona Supreme Court said April 14 that Tucson can continue to hold its elections in odd-numbered years, despite a state law requiring cities to hold their elections in conjunction with federal, state and legislative elections in even-numbered years.
April 15, 2021