Arizona Politics News

Arizona AG joins push for federal law to support news outlets
Arizona’s Kris Mayes has joined 10 other attorneys general in urging Congress to pass a bipartisan bill they say would address power imbalances between local news outlets and large online platforms.
This Arizona lawmaker is tired of thoughts and prayers. Her gun violence bills are personal
Last week, just days after the Nashville shooting, Democratic Rep. Jennifer Longdon motioned to bring a bill dubbed “Christian’s Law” to the Arizona House floor for a vote. The measure would require gun owners to keep firearms under lock and key when not in use. Republicans blocked the effort.
April 4, 2023
Live updates: Trump to surrender for arraignment in New York City
Former President Donald Trump will be arraigned in a New York criminal court after a grand jury voted to indict him last week. Get live updates from NPR.
April 4, 2023
As AZ considers psilocybin trials, the pros and cons of psychedelics for treating mental health
A new bill in Arizona would allow funding to study natural psilocybin — also known as magic mushrooms — for mental health treatment. But the therapeutic process is more complex than just taking the substance.
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April 7, 2023
ASU, UA, NAU ban TikTok on university-managed devices
Arizona State University is banning the use of TikTok on school-managed devices.
April 3, 2023
Bill would increase security at churches, synagogues
The funding prioritizes nonprofits that are at high risk of terrorist attacks or hate crimes due to their ideologies.
April 3, 2023
Sinema votes to repeal EPA protections for waterways that are mostly dry
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an independent, joined all Republicans and four Democrats in repealing protections for most of Arizona's waterways.
April 3, 2023
Arizona bill restricting use of preferred pronouns in schools heads to House floor
On Monday afternoon, the Arizona House Appropriations Committee advanced a bill that puts restrictions on the use of preferred pronouns in schools. SB 1001 prohibits teachers or other school employees from referring to a student by a pronoun that differs from their biological sex without parent permission.
April 3, 2023
Republicans want to rein in the executive branchs authority to declare emergencies
A proposed constitutional amendment that is one vote away from being sent to the 2024 Arizona ballot for voter approval will have far-reaching impacts on how the state oversees disaster declarations and potentially impact millions in federal funding.
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April 4, 2023
Lawmakers want to ban photo radar, but research shows it works
Arizona lawmakers are once again considering a bill to ban photo radar. The measure’s supporters argue the cameras are intrusive, while critics say they help cut down on crashes.
April 3, 2023
Republicans make moves to ban ranked choice voting before it reaches the Arizona ballot
Republican state lawmakers are moving on multiple fronts to head off a possible voter initiative that would implement ranked choice voting in Arizona, a system designed to ensure that more moderate candidates can win elections.
April 3, 2023
Hobbs must appear in court on pause of executions
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has been ordered to appear in court Thursday in her efforts to halt pending executions.
April 3, 2023
Díaz: Deadly fire in Mexico a result of extreme border policies
At least 39 migrants mainly from Central and South America were killed in a fire at a detention facility just across the border from El Paso, Texas, last week. The tragedy has sparked outrage from many on both sides of the border — including Elvia Díaz, editorial page editor of the Arizona Republic.
April 3, 2023
Brittney Griner issues statement in support of detained reporter
Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who was formerly jailed in Russia on drug charges, released a social media post calling for the release of Wall Street Journalist reporter Evan Gershkovich.
April 3, 2023
Tempe police chief forum takes place with 4 candidates
Four finalists for Tempe police chief answered a series of questions during a virtual forum this week. Kenneth McCoy, Josie Montenegro, Tom Van Dorn and Tom Worthy are all seeking to fill the role.
March 31, 2023
Mayor touts new homeless shelter options for Phoenix
A Maricopa County judge this week ruled Phoenix has to clean up the area near the city’s Human Services Campus known as “the Zone.” He gave the city until July. The Show spoke about it with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and asked her what kinds of options the city is looking at.
March 31, 2023
NewsCap: What indictment means for Trumps chances in AZ
Paul Bentz of HighGround and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera join The Show to talk about the indictment of former President Donald Trump, the latest round of vetoes from Gov. Katie Hobbs and more.
March 31, 2023
Hobbs signs legislation that helps forced-out mobile home residents
Bipartisan state legislation that would offer immediate relief to residents forced from mobile home parks has been signed by Governor Katie Hobbs.
March 31, 2023
5 takeaways from the Trump indictment news
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a New York grand jury. District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office said it has contacted Trump's attorney "to coordinate his surrender" for arraignment.
Trump uses his indictment to unify GOP
March 31, 2023
Bill to make cities pay for higher minimum wages fails
Two Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting a measure that would have required Tucson and Flagstaff to pay for their minimum wages that are higher than the state mandates.
March 30, 2023
Tucson police want bill requiring cyclists to show ID during violations to pass
Tucson police officers are asking the Legislature to pass a bill that would require pedestrians and cyclists to provide Identification if there is probable cause they committed a traffic violation.
March 30, 2023