Arizona Politics News

Court says governor not required to carry out execution
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that state law doesn’t require Gov. Katie Hobbs to carry out execution of a prisoner who is scheduled to be put to death on April 6 for his conviction in a 2002 killing.
McCain Continues Vow To Support Trump
In a recording released Thursday morning, Sen. John McCain is heard saying that Donald Trump will make his own Senate re-election campaign more difficult. Still, McCain vowed to support the Republican nominee at a Phoenix event.
May 5, 2016
Arizona Voters Will Decide On Pension Reform With Proposition 124
​We’ve been hearing all week about the pros and cons of the education initiative Proposition 123 that goes before Arizona voters this month. But what about that the other item on the May 17 ballot?
May 5, 2016
Arizonas Republican Party Chairman: Like Him Or Not, Donald Trumps Our Guy
The chairman of Arizona’s Republican Party says he’s fully behind Donald Trump as the GOP's presidential nominee.
May 5, 2016
Arizona GOP Chairman Says Like Him Or Not, Its Time For Trump
Robert Graham says it’s time for his party to unite around Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.
May 5, 2016
Arizona School Districts Prep 2 Budgets: With And Without Prop 123 Funds
Until voters decide the fate of Proposition 123 on May 17, many Valley school districts are trying to plan for both scenarios-– one if it passes, another if it doesn't. And they’re miles apart.
May 5, 2016
How Conservative Or Liberal Is Your Town?
There are lots of ways to gauge how conservative or liberal your city or town is: voter registration and election results being two of them.
May 3, 2016
The Prop 123 Conundrum: Peoria Schools Tie Fate Of Teacher Raises On Its Uncertain Future
Before he was principal of Peoria Elementary School, C.J. Smith spent more than two decades as an educator in Washington state.
May 3, 2016
Cruz, Kasich Coalition Beats Trump Camp For A Majority Of Arizona National Delegates
A contest on Saturday to elect Arizona’s national delegates to attend the Republican National Convention wound up being a victory for Donald Trump’s opponents, who worked together to secure an overwhelming majority of the delegate slots.
April 30, 2016
Trump, Cruz To Battle For Delegates At State GOP Convention
On Saturday the Arizona Republican Party will hold its state convention in Mesa to elect national delegates to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer.
April 29, 2016
Lawsuit Questions Constitutionality Of Tucson Election System
The city of Tucson has a unique system of electing local officials. And a group — primarily Republicans — think that uniqueness also makes it unfair.
April 28, 2016
The Arguments For And Against Arizonas Proposition 123
Election Day for Proposition 123 is May 17, though early ballots have already gone out.The measure would make changes to the state land trust as part of $3.5 billion in funding for K-12 schools in Arizona.
April 27, 2016
New ASU Pastor Center Director Works To Bring Young People Into Politics, Public Service
Alberto Olivas, executive director of the Pastor Center, talked about getting young people interested in politics and public service — and keeping them interested even when their favorite candidates don’t win.
April 27, 2016
Judge Dismisses Challenge To Arizona Presidential Preference Election
The judge said there was evidence of problems in the March 22 election, but nothing presented by the plaintiff's attorney was enough to allow him to void the results of the election.
April 26, 2016
Amy Goodman speaks about two decades of broadcasts
The program started broadcasting on just nine community radio stations in 1996 as the only public radio program devoting daily coverage to the 1996 presidential election.
April 26, 2016
John McCain Wont Attend Republican National Convention In Cleveland
McCain, who’s been openly critical Donald Trump’s strong rhetoric and once referred to his Senate colleague Ted Cruz, as a “wacko bird,” still won’t say who he prefers as the GOP nominee.
April 25, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Responds To DOJ Probe Of Presidential Preference Election
The Maricopa County Recorder's Office released a 12-page response to the U.S. Department of Justice's inquiry about voting problems in the March 22 Presidential Preference Election.
April 22, 2016
SCOTUS Unanimously Rules In Favor Of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission did not violate the principle of "one person, one vote" when it redrew the state’s legislative district.
April 20, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline For May 17 Arizona Election Is Today
While the troubles from last month's presidential preference election may still bew fresh, another election is just around the corner.
April 18, 2016
Supervisor Named In Arizona Elections Lawsuit Welcomes Case
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office indicates it is willing to cooperate with federal court oversight if a lawsuit filed by Democrats Friday succeeds
April 15, 2016
Democrats File Lawsuit Over Arizona Voting Troubles
In the wake of Arizona’s botched presidential preference election last month, national Democratic Party groups and some Democratic candidates filed a federal lawsuit Friday to get federal court oversight over future elections in Arizona and block certain state voting policies.
April 14, 2016