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.
New AZ school voucher program cost is $200M
The latest numbers are out — and Arizona’s expanded school voucher program will cost the state at least an extra $200 million this year.
March 28, 2023
Sinema is buddying up to Republicans — and deriding former Democratic colleagues
Arizona’s senior senator, the now-independent Kyrsten Sinema, announced her departure from the Democratic Party late last year. But, she continues to caucus with the party — at least for now.
March 28, 2023
AZ House Republicans give preliminary OK to $10K teacher pay raise
Arizona House Republicans gave preliminary approval to a bill to give the state’s teachers a $10,000 pay hike. But critics say House Bill 2800 doesn’t actually provide schools enough funding to do just that.
March 27, 2023
Biggs votes no on Parents Bill of Rights in U.S. House vote
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed what’s known as the Parents Bill of Rights. In part, the measure would require schools to publish their curricula. Schools would also be required to give parents a list of reading materials in school libraries.
March 27, 2023
This bill would change the way AZ oversees disaster declarations
If approved on the 2024 ballot, the measure would require legislative approval to maintain states of emergency.
March 27, 2023
Díaz and Boas: This is not the case to go after Trump on
Donald Trump’s surrogates and many in the GOP in Washington, D.C., are calling the hush money case against him a witch hunt. Elvia Díaz, editorial page editor of the Arizona Republic, calls that nonsense. She joined The Show with her colleague, Phil Boas, who argues that this isn’t the case to go after him on.
March 27, 2023
Hobbs will veto legislation blocking cities from taxing food
Gov. Katie Hobbs is going to veto legislation to block cities and towns from taxing groceries.
March 24, 2023
Bill would allow any historical American flag in HOA communities
The Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow those in HOA communities to fly any historic version of the American flag, including the Betsy Ross flag at the time of the Revolution.
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March 24, 2023
Sandra Day OConnor Institute launches civics platform
The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy announced Wednesday that they are offering online civics education for adults.
March 24, 2023
Lesko joins lawmakers calling for limits on TikTok in U.S.
Arizona Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko is one of the latest to join a growing bipartisan chorus of federal lawmakers who want to limit or ban the social media app TikTok in the U.S.
March 24, 2023
NewsCap: Lakes lawsuit is hurting AZ Republicans
Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies and Chip Scutari of S + C Communications joined The Show to talk about the state Supreme Court decision in Kari Lake’s election case, lawmakers approving a bill to ban cities from collecting grocery taxes and more.
March 24, 2023
Arizona bill would give teachers a $10K raise
Education advocates are pushing to increase pay for Arizona’s public school teachers. They are backing a bill sponsored by state representative and former teacher Matt Gress, who wants to boost salaries by $10,000. The bill is expected to be considered on Monday.
March 24, 2023
Bill requiring new elections if voters waited 90 minutes in line fails vote
A bill that would have prevented elections from being canvassed if enough voters claimed to be disenfranchised failed to pass the state Senate.
March 23, 2023
Lawmakers block vote on AZ supporting ERA
State lawmakers blocked a vote on whether Arizona should ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment. HCR 2030 would put Arizona on record to support a constitutional amendment that would say equal rights under the law shall not be denied on account of sex.
March 23, 2023
AZ Legislature passes bill to block cities from taxing groceries
The state Legislature passed a bill that would overrule the ability of cities and towns to levy taxes on groceries. Food taxes raise about $161 million for cities every year.
March 23, 2023
More gated alleys coming to Phoenix neighborhoods
Gated alleys are coming to more Phoenix neighborhoods after the City Council approved more money. What started as a pilot program in late 2018 to prevent criminal activity and illegal dumping keeps growing as more neighborhoods request gates to limit access to alleys. Since the council approved half a million dollars for gate installations last September, nearly 140 neighborhoods have asked for them.
March 27, 2023
Kingman-area downwinders still struggle for compensation
An estimated 2,000 Arizonans currently living in Mohave County suffered the effects of radiation exposure from nuclear testing during the Cold War. Yet, the U.S. government doesn’t recognize them as victims. The Downwinders Parity Act introduced last month by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the latest in a long line of bipartisan attempts to compensate them.
March 24, 2023
AZ GOP lawmakers say theyre racing to beat a budget deadline
The GOP-led Arizona Legislature appears to be trying again to approve a budget and send it to Gov, Katie Hobbs. The last one resulted in her veto after lawmakers did not negotiate with her on the plan. This time, legislative leaders say they’re working against a deadline.
March 23, 2023
Divided council approves $2.5M emergency fund for displaced Phoenix mobile home residents
After many months of mobile home residents begging Phoenix leaders to help them fight evictions, the city council took action Wednesday night. But no one seemed satisfied with the outcome.
March 23, 2023
AZ court declines most of Lakes appeal over governors race
The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear most of Republican Kari Lake’s appeal in a challenge of her defeat in the governor’s race, but revived a claim that was dismissed by a trial court.
March 22, 2023