Arizona Politics News

Hobbs, GOP lawmakers negotiate transportation sales tax
Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs is negotiating with Republican state lawmakers to craft a deal on whether to extend the Maricopa County half-cent sales tax for transportation.
Views Differ On How Legalizing Marijuana Could Affect Arizona Families
If pot laws were colors, the U.S. map would resemble a tie-dye T-shirt. In some states it’s illegal. In others, it’s legal for medical purposes. This November, Arizona will be one of five states voting on recreational pot.
Sept. 26, 2016
Arizona Pollsters: Debates Could Shift States Favor In Presidential Race
Some polls have shown a tight presidential race here, despite the fact that only one Democrat has won Arizona since 1952.
Sept. 23, 2016
Mike Pence Campaigns In Mesa
While Pence hit on popular Republican topics like improving the economy, cutting taxes, and balancing the budget, he also spoke about the importance of humbling one’s self before God.
Sept. 23, 2016
Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says Birth Certificate Investigation Continues
On Tuesday night Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke to the same group of Tea Party activists that urged him five years ago to investigate President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Sept. 21, 2016
 Christine Jones Ready To Fight Another Day After Congressional Primary Defeat
KJZZ's Here and Now spoke with Jones about her feeling that every vote should count and whether she’ll ever run for office again.
Sept. 21, 2016
Proponents Fight Back Against Campaign To Defeat Arizona Proposition 206
After opponents announced a major campaign ad blitz against a ballot measure to raise the state’s minimum wage, the initiative’s supporters are fighting back.
Sept. 21, 2016
Democrats Say Arizona Voter Registration Deadline Should Not Fall On A Holiday
Arizona Democratic Party officials say state election officials improperly set Columbus Day as the last day to register to vote in the November election. They are asking county election officials to accept voter registration applications through the following business day, which they say is consistent with state law.
Sept. 20, 2016
Arizona Chamber Launches Effort To Kill Proposition 206
The effort to kill a ballot measure that would raise Arizona’s minimum wage is now in full swing. Opponents are preparing a million-dollar ad blitz against the initiative which would raise the state’s lowest wages by nearly 50 percent.
Sept. 20, 2016
Mi Familia Vota Helps Record Number Of Arizona Latinos Register To Vote
Mi Familia Vota is one of several local voter outreach organizations working to increase voter registration and turnout within the Latino community. This year they set the lofty goal of registering 75,000 new Arizonan latinos to vote before the October 10 registration deadline.
Sept. 19, 2016
CD5 Republican Primary Recount Confirms Biggs Wins
State Senate President Andy Biggs was declared the winner after a Superior Court Judge certified the recount results Friday
Sept. 16, 2016
When It Comes To Equal Voting Access, Native American Communities Still Face Obstacles
Native Americans won the right to vote in Arizona in 1948. But open access to the polls didn’t come until 1976. While access here has improved since then, Native voters in Arizona still face many unique barriers when trying to cast their ballots.
Sept. 15, 2016
Judge Orders Recount In Arizona’s 5th Congressional District Primary
The recount was automatically triggered because the difference between State Senate President Andy Biggs and former Go Daddy executive Christine Jones is less than one tenth of 1 percent of their combined vote total.
Sept. 13, 2016
Poll: John McCain Leading Ann Kirkpatrick By Nearly 20 Points
The survey done this past week for NBC and the Wall Street Journal by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion shows the five-term incumbent Republican with a 57-38 percent lead over his challenger.
Sept. 13, 2016
DNC Settles Portion Of Lawsuit With Arizona Secretary Of State
The Democratic National Committee settled with the state in regard to the number of polling locations, but two other areas remain to be resolved.
Sept. 12, 2016
Early Voting Extends Election Day In 37 States
The concept of early voting has been embraced by 37 states, including Arizona. By most accounts, it’s been a success—at least to the extent that it increases scheduling flexibility for people who really want to make sure they vote.
Sept. 12, 2016
Recorders Office, Arizona Secretary Of State To Certify CD5 Results
After the inclusion of previously discarded provisional ballots, Senate President Andy Biggs' lead has grown over former Go Daddy executive Christine Jones for the Republican primary in Arizona's 5th Congressional District.
Sept. 11, 2016
Poll: Arizona Latinos Favor Clinton
In a national poll, Latino Decisions and America’s Voice focused on how Latinos across the country felt about presidential nominees.On Friday, the organizations unveiled state-specific results. Poll: Arizona Latinos Favor Clinton
Sept. 9, 2016
Is Arizona A Swing State This Year?
The last time Arizona voters picked a Democrat for President was two decades ago to re-elect Bill Clinton. To find another example, you have to go back to 1948. But now the Hillary Clinton campaign has started investing in the state.
Sept. 9, 2016
Judge Orders 18 Rejected Ballots Be Counted In Arizona CD5 Race
The Christine Jones campaign sought to have the votes included in the tight race where she trails Andy Biggs by nine votes.
Sept. 9, 2016
Judge Hears Arguments On Rejected Ballots In Arizona CD5 Race
The Christine Jones campaign is asking Maricopa County to count ballots that were thrown out in the razor thin election.
Sept. 8, 2016