Arizona Politics News

Pima County Supervisors Vote to Drop Mask Mandate
Pima County’s board of supervisors voted to rescind its mask mandate, just a day after the CDC issued guidance easing mask recommendations for people vaccinated against COVID-19. From the Fronteras Desk in Tucson, KJZZ’s Michel Marizco reports.
AZ Democrats Settle Lawsuit Against Senate Republicans, Cyber Ninjas
The Arizona Democratic Party's lawsuit against Senate Republicans and its auditing firm, Cyber Ninjas, has ended with a settlement. A verbal agreement between the Senate and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was put in writing, which allows her to have three observers inside the Coliseum.
May 6, 2021
Justice Dept. Shares Concerns With AZ Senate Audit, Recount
In a letter to the president of the Arizona Senate, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice expressed concerns that an audit and recount of the November election in Maricopa County may be out of compliance with federal laws.
Arizona Senate's Auditors Must Vacate Veterans Memorial Coliseum On May 14
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May 5, 2021
House Republicans Pass Bill That Bans Controversial Topics In Schools
The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a bill along party lines that proponents say would bar racist, sexist and politicized instruction in schools.
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May 5, 2021
AZ Senate Auditors Must Vacate Veterans Memorial Coliseum On May 14
A review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, ordered by the Republican-led Arizona Senate, is far behind schedule and won’t be finished in the time frame officials previously promised.
May 5, 2021
AZ Mirror: What We Know About Whos Paying For Senate Election Audit
The state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s election continues at the state fairgrounds, and questions are still swirling about who’s paying for it.
May 5, 2021
As America Elects More Black Leaders, Change Remains A Challenge
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to racial justice-related protests across the country and an increased level of political activism in big and small cities.
May 5, 2021
Phoenix Assistant City Manager: Police Largely Defunded In Proposed Budget
As Phoenix leaders consider a budget that starts July 1, Vice Mayor Carlos Garcia continues pushing to reduce funding for the police department. The proposed budget includes new civilian positions to handle an increase in public records requests from the police department.
May 4, 2021
AZ Redistricting Panel Picks Mapping Consultant
The commission that will redraw Arizona's political district lines later this year on Tuesday chose a company to crunch Census data and create maps on a split vote that marked the second time the panel's Democrats were outvoted.
May 4, 2021
Mexico City Plans External Investigation In Train Wreck
The derailment of a subway train in Mexico City as a result of a collapsing bridge on Monday night has left at least 23 people dead and more than 70 injured. The city’s government plans an investigation amidst accusations of negligence and despotism.
May 4, 2021
AZ Community Colleges Can Now Offer 4-Year Degrees
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill that will allow Arizona community colleges to offer four-year degree programs normally only offered at the university level. This makes Arizona the 24th state to do so, according to the Education Commission of the States.
May 4, 2021
How U.S. Is Handling An Influx Of Children At Border
The Biden administration is touting a dramatic drop in the number of unaccompanied minors held in Border Patrol facilities in the past month — an 84% drop, to be exact. But that hasn't stopped many immigrants and immigrant rights groups from voicing their concerns about the lack of action from the Democratic administration.
May 4, 2021
Brennan Center Voices Concerns Over 2020 Election Audit
The audit of 2020 Maricopa County election ballots continues at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Concerns have been raised that the audit is simply a partisan effort to justify enacting further voter restrictions at the legislative level in the future.
May 4, 2021
New Book Explores How Latinos Transformed AZ Politics
The growing power of Latino activists and voters in Arizona politics has been seen in recent elections in the state. As observers wondered whether the impact would truly emerge, people involved in movements have argued it has always been evident.
May 4, 2021
Ducey Asks DOD For Help With Contaminated Water Near Air Force Bases
Gov. Doug Ducey wants the U.S. Defense Department to look into possible groundwater contamination near air force bases in Arizona.
May 4, 2021
SCOTUS Throws Out Case Concerning AZ Election Fraud Claims
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out what is likely the last legal challenge remaining about Arizona voters going for Joe Biden.
May 4, 2021
Jeff Flake: Being A Trump Loyalist Is A Strategy Mistake
Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake spoke to CNN about what he sees as a strategy mistake by the Republican Party to be Trump loyalists.
May 4, 2021
Ducey Rescinds Order Suspending Job-Search Rules For Unemployment
Arizonans are going to have to start looking for work again later this month if they want to keep their unemployment benefits.
May 3, 2021
GOP Party Attorneys Ask Judge To Dismiss Case Of Party Politics
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will soon decide if a group of dissatisfied Arizona Republicans can continue a legal challenge against leaders of the state Republican Party.
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May 3, 2021
Boas: Let Voters Decide If DACA Recipients Should Pay In-State Tuition
A new Republic editorial encourages House Speaker Rusty Bowers to allow a vote on legislation that would give DACA recipients in-state tuition at Arizona’s public universities.
May 3, 2021
Arizona Seeing Drop In Enrollment, Funding For Preschool
Arizona has seen a drop in both enrollment in and spending on preschool programs; that’s according to new data from the National Institute for Early Education Research.
May 3, 2021

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