Arizona Politics News

5 key 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.
Pinal County faces criticism for AG election recount
The recount for the Arizona attorney general race saw a notable decrease in the margin of votes between Republican Abe Hamadeh and Democrat Kris Mayes. While the updated result still showed Mayes as the winner, Pinal County faced criticism for having an undercount of more than 500 votes.
Jan. 1, 2023
Taking down shipping containers at border will cost $76 million
After months of scrutiny from environmentalists, immigration advocates and the U.S. government, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is taking down the shipping containers he had seemingly illegally put up.
Dec. 30, 2022
AG says Title 42 is one of only ways state has to slow illegal immigration
Title 42 allows border agents to turn away migrants, on the grounds of COVID-19, before they can seek asylum. When President Joe Biden tried to dismantle it, a group of 19 Republican state attorneys general sued.
Dec. 30, 2022
Lake, Finchem still want to outlaw machines to tabulate votes
Losing Republican candidates Kari Lake and Mark Finchem are still attempting to outlaw the use of machines to tabulate votes in Arizona.
Dec. 30, 2022
The lasting legacy of 2022 in Arizona politics
A lot has happened over the last 12 months in politics here in Arizona — from a lengthy and oftentimes contentious legislative session to a series of high-profile election races to the state’s senior senator switching political parties.
Dec. 29, 2022
Brnovich sues Buckeye school district and its superintendent
The suit comes as a report from the state's auditor general found she was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds that she wasn't entitled to.
Dec. 29, 2022
Hobbs says shes talking to White House, mayors about the border
Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs is in contact with White House officials to address concerns about overwhelming migration numbers at the southern border.
Dec. 28, 2022
Gov.-elect Hobbs announces some picks for her cabinet
Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs has started to announce who will hold key state cabinet positions once her administration takes over in January.
Dec. 28, 2022
No sanctions, but Lake must pay back some legal costs
Kari Lake may have lost her legal bid to set aside the results of the governor's race, but she and her attorneys won't be forced to pay the legal fees of those she sued.
Dec. 27, 2022
Defense asks for $700,000 in fees from Lakes legal team
After losing the Arizona governor’s race, Republican Kari Lake launched an unsuccessful legal bid to overturn the results. Now defense attorneys have filed a request for Lake’s team to pay legal fees and expenses for the election suits.
Dec. 27, 2022
Some Arizona Republicans want to investigate Mayorkas
Republicans will take control of the U.S. House with a slim majority in January. And some Arizona representatives are pushing for investigations into members of the Biden administration.
Dec. 26, 2022
Sen. Mark Kelly says AZ cant bear brunt of water cuts
Arizona will face another cut to its share of Colorado River water in 2023. But U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly says states that use the river need to come to an agreement in the near future.
Dec. 26, 2022
Kari Lake loses legal challenge in Arizona governor’s race
Republican Kari Lake has lost her legal bid to overturn her loss in the Arizona governor’s race. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson issued his ruling Saturday, confirming the election of Democrat Katie Hobbs.
Dec. 24, 2022
Tempe voters will decide on Coyotes entertainment district plan
The plan to build a new hockey arena for the Arizona Coyotes in Tempe will now go to city voters. The the NHL franchise collected enough signatures to send the proposal to referendum, Tempe officials confirmed Friday.
Dec. 25, 2022
Jan. 6 committee releases transcript of Ward deposition
The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection released 34 transcripts on Wednesday of witness testimony from various depositions. That included the testimony of Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward, who investigators have alleged “aided a coup attempt.”
Dec. 22, 2022
Classic Christmas movies reflect more than just holiday joy. What they say about the Cold War
Vaughn Joy is a researcher at University College London, where she’s writing her thesis on Christmas movies. And she says they've changed dramatically over the last few decades.
Dec. 22, 2022
NewsCap: Little hope for Lake and Hamadeh election lawsuits
This week saw developments in the court cases involving Kari Lake and Abe Hamadeh. And Gov. Doug Ducey decided to tear down the shipping container wall at the southern border.
Dec. 22, 2022
Gov. Ducey agrees to take down border shipping containers
Gov. Doug Ducey has agreed to remove all the shipping containers he has installed along the border. A press aide says the move comes as a deal was made with the Biden Administration.
Dec. 22, 2022
WATCH: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in the U.S.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in Washington, D.C., to meet with President Joe Biden and to address a joint meeting of Congress. Watch the news conference at around 2:30 p.m. Arizona time and and Zelensky's speech at around 5:30 p.m. Arizona time.
Dec. 21, 2022
Phoenix considers 24-hour public restrooms downtown
Phoenix could follow Portland’s lead and install specially designed public restrooms open 24 hours. The freestanding restrooms have graffiti resistant coating and open grating at the top and bottom.
Dec. 27, 2022