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.
Arizona GOP Wants To Purge Non-Recent Voters From Early Voting List. Whos Getting Kicked Off?
Republican state lawmakers plan to send to Gov. Doug Ducey a bill to purge from the early voting list people who haven’t voted recently. Business groups, voting rights activists and Democrats have argued the law is unnecessary and will disenfranchise voters.
April 22, 2021
D-Backs President Explains Plans For Attendance, Renovation At Chase Field
After playing in an empty stadium for most of 2020, the Diamondbacks are now allowing up to 20,000 fans to watch games in person at Chase Field. And the team has been looking to make upgrades to the 23-year-old stadium. The Show spoke with Diamondbacks’ President and CEO Derrick Hall to learn the plan for these upcoming changes.
April 22, 2021
ASU Launches Center To Fight Fake News
The concept of disinformation is hardly a new one. But we’ve seen the power of that disinformation grow in the age of social media, and many would argue we have never seen a period quite like the one we just saw during the Trump administration. So how can and should we prepare ourselves for it and react properly?
April 22, 2021
Bidens 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
The new president established a list of priorities for his administration to achieve by his 100th day in office. The week of April 26, a new KJZZ series looks at how those policies play out for Arizona.
April 22, 2021
Hobbs Urges Rejection Of Mail Voting List Purge
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Republican lawmakers are bucking the will of the people by proposing changes to the state’s popular Permanent Early Voting List.
April 21, 2021
How The Chauvin Verdict Will Impact The Justice System
On April 20, a Minneapolis jury found former officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all counts in the killing of George Floyd — including third degree murder and second degree unintentional murder. Even those who cheered the verdict, though, have some disagreements about what it means for progress toward racial justice in our society.
April 21, 2021
MIT Professor: Election Audit Wont Find Anything New
What will this audit actually accomplish? Would any kind of additional audit make sense? To learn about that, The Show spoke with Charles Stewart, MIT political science professor and a member of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project.
April 21, 2021
Cities Worry About Losing Millions With Proposed Flat Tax
Republicans in the state Legislature appear headed toward implementing a version of a flat tax for Arizona. Cities across the state say if that happens, they could stand to lose millions of dollars.
April 21, 2021
Scottsdale Passes LGBTQ Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
On Tuesday, the Scottsdale City Council unanimously passed an LGBTQ inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance. Scottsdale joins Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Tempe and other cities that have adopted an ordinance to fully protect LGBTQ families and individuals from discrimination in public accommodations, employment and housing in the city.
April 21, 2021
Arizona Governor Vetoes Strict Sex Education Legislation
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.
April 21, 2021
House Republicans Approve Bill To Purge Arizonas Early Voting List
After hours of contentious debate, Arizona House Republicans approved a bill that would purge voters from the state’s popular mail-ballot system. Senate Bill 1485 would end the permanent aspect of the Permanent Early Voting List, the roster of voters who’ve elected to receive a ballot by mail weeks before Election Day.
April 21, 2021
Maricopa County To Deliver Ballots, Voting Machines To AZ Fairgrounds
Maricopa County election officials will begin delivering vote-counting machines and 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 General Election to the Arizona fairgrounds on Wednesday morning.
April 20, 2021
AZ Lawmakers React To Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a jury convicted him of killing George Floyd. Phoenix was one of many U.S. cities where protests took place last year after Floyd’s death.
WATCH: Verdict In Derek Chauvin's Murder Trial
April 20, 2021
WATCH: Biden And Harris Respond To Chauvin Verdict
President Joe Biden and Vice Kamala President Harris plan to speak following the guilty verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.
April 20, 2021
Ducey To Send AZ National Guard To Southwest Border
Gov. Doug Ducey said he is sending the Arizona National Guard to the border. Citing more than 170,000 apprehensions at the Southwest border last month, Ducey said the Border Patrol is overwhelmed while local law enforcement, mayors and nonprofit businesses are calling out for help.
April 20, 2021
Driving While Brown: Journalists Analyze Arpaios Legacy
In the new book "Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio vs. the Latino Resistance," journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling write about Arpaio’s history and his impact on the Latino activism that has become such a huge part of Arizona politics and culture.
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April 20, 2021
GOP Lawmakers Looking To Move AZ Toward Flat Tax
April 20 is the 100th day of the legislative session, which is when, in theory, lawmakers wrap up their work for the year. In practice, however, the session is still going strong, and the Arizona Legislature still has to do the one thing they’re required by the state constitution to do: approve a new state budget.
April 20, 2021
Jill Biden To Visit Navajo Nation Schools, Health Care Facilities
First Lady Jill Biden heads to the Navajo Nation later this week. In the State of the Navajo Nation address on Monday, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says Biden will be visiting schools and health care facilities.
April 20, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To New Education Tax
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear an expedited constitutional challenge Tuesday to a new voter-approved tax on high-earning Arizonans that was designed to boost school funding.
April 20, 2021
Republicans: Voting Restrictions Being Mischaracterized
Two Republican senators lashed out Monday at businesses and the media, accusing them of mischaracterizing what is in changes they are proposing to state election laws.
April 19, 2021