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.
How AZ Failure To Pick Up Congressional Seat Will Impact The State
The 2020 census results were released, and Arizona is not getting a 10th congressional seat. It’s not hyperbolic to say that not one analyst or pundit in the state thought that was possible.
April 27, 2021
President Biden Pushing An Effort That Helps More Arizona Students Attend College
Last week, federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would make two-year community college and four-year public universities free for most American families. Students in Arizona say this legislation, if passed, would make a huge difference in their lives.
April 30, 2021
Opponents: Bill Would Add Hurdles To Disciplining Officers
The Arizona Senate gave tentative approval to a bill, HB 2295, that would allow police officers to avoid automatic discipline if they end up on a database that prosecutors use to keep tabs on misconduct.
April 27, 2021
Chaco Canyons Fractured Landscape Holds Clues To Bidens Environmental Policy
The Chaco Canyon area of New Mexico might provide insights on what the Biden administration's environmental policy will look like. About 90% of the Chaco Canyon region has been leased out for oil and gas drilling over the years, and people who live in this corner of northwest New Mexico have started to push back.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
April 27, 2021
Why Mexico Is A Potential Problem For Bidens Clean Energy Plans
President Joe Biden wants U.S. energy policies to move toward greener alternatives — but his counterpart in Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is looking for the opposite. The difference has already generated tension and concerns that could impact trade and investment.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
April 29, 2021
Arizona Fails To Pick Up Congressional Seat
For the first time since the 1960 census, Arizona will not pick up an additional U.S. congressional seat. This is despite expectations from experts that the state would add a 10th seat.
April 26, 2021
President Biden Ratifies New Mexican Ambassador
President Joe Biden has ratified Mexico’s new ambassador in Washington. The ambassador has served as a public official for decades and many analysts consider him a close ally to Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
April 26, 2021
Is A Judiciary Reform In Mexico An Attempt Against Democracy?
Mexico’s president has been promoting several controversial reforms and, among them, one that would extend the period of leadership at the Supreme Court. The Congress, dominated by supporters of the president, passed the amendment, but many are concerned about the impact it may bring to the democracy in Mexico.
April 26, 2021
Phil Boas: Sinema, Kelly Using Border To Score Political Points
Gov. Doug Ducey has decided to send Arizona National Guard troops to the southern border to help deal with what he — and many other Republicans — are calling a crisis. And the state’s Democratic U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced support for the move.
April 26, 2021
Gov. Ducey To Act On Arizona Abortion Bill This Week
The fate of a bill that would remove some Arizona voters from the Permanent Early Voting List could rest with something happening about two miles away from the state Capitol. And Gov. Doug Ducey is set to act on a bill concerning abortion this week.
April 26, 2021
Trump Requests Security For Ballot Counters
Former President Donald Trump is requesting that Gov. Ducey provide large-scale security for the Arizona Senate GOP audit, which is taking place at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.
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April 26, 2021
Judge Suddenly Recuses Himself In Ballot Audit Case
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury suddenly recused himself because of a conflict of interest with one of the attorneys representing the firm Cyber Ninjas, which is conducting the audit.
April 25, 2021
Amnesty International Presents Concerns About Mexicos Human Rights
The human rights non-profit Amnesty International recently presented its 2020 report in which Mexico shows an alarming development. According to the report, impunity, austerity, indifference and the deployment of the armed forces are becoming increasing worrisome.
April 26, 2021
Polarization And Misinformation Threaten Mexico’s Upcoming Elections
In early June, Mexico will hold federal elections — the largest ones in its recent democratic history. With tens of thousands of candidates, one of the main concerns is to keep the electorate well informed.
April 24, 2021
Dems Wont Post Bond To Trigger Halt Of Senate Election Audit
A judge ordered a brief halt to the Arizona state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s recent election, but the state Democratic Party won't post a bond required by the judge's order for the stoppage to take effect.
Arizona Democrats Asking Judge To Stop Republicans' Audit Of Maricopa County Elections
April 23, 2021
AZ Legislature Passes Abortion Ban For Genetic Issues
Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature have approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill banning the procedure if the woman seeks it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. The measure has a host of other provisions, including a requirement that fetal remains be buried or cremated and conferring civil rights on a fetus.
April 23, 2021
Arizona Democrats Asking Judge To Stop Republicans Audit Of Maricopa County Elections
The Arizona Democratic Party and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo are asking a judge to stop Senate Republicans’ controversial audit of the county’s November 2020 election results before it officially starts.
GOP Senator Rejects Voting Bills Pending Audit Of Maricopa County Elections
April 22, 2021
At Climate Summit, AMLO Boasts About Oil And An Activist Condemns Fossil Fuels
Forty world leaders are meeting virtually Thursday and Friday at the Summit on Climate hosted by President Joe Biden to discuss stronger global environmental actions. Two Mexican guests, one activist and the president, offered conflicting perspectives.
April 22, 2021
GOP Senator Rejects Voting Bills Pending Audit Of Maricopa County Elections
A Republican state senator broke ranks and voted against a GOP-backed bill that could remove tens of thousands of voters from Arizona's early ballot mailing list.
April 22, 2021
Phoenix Pledges Tree Equity For All Neighborhoods By 2030
Phoenix is partnering with the nation’s oldest conservation nonprofit to achieve what the group calls “tree equity” by 2030.
April 22, 2021