Arizona Politics News

Missouri man charged with threatening county recorder
The Department of Justice has charged a Missouri man for allegedly threatening Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. Walter Lee Hoornstra, 50, faces charges of communicating an interstate threat and making a threatening phone call.
Judges reject challenges to 2 Arizona ballot initiatives
Judges rejected challenges to two Arizona voter initiatives on Wednesday, siding with proponents of a measure limiting so-called predatory debt collection and for one that would require people who fund political campaigns through nonprofit groups to be identified.
Planned Parenthood to spend record $50M in midterm elections
Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading reproductive health care provider and abortion rights advocacy organization, plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot.
Taxpayers to pay lawyers who argued against Prop. 208
Arizona taxpayers will pay for the attorneys hired by state lawmakers who killed the 2020 voter-approved measure Prop. 208. That initiative would have raised money for schools by implementing a tax on wealthy residents.
July 27, 2022
The future of DACA is in limbo. And with it, the future of Dreamers like Karina Ruiz
Karina Ruiz is one of the "Dreamers" awaiting the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. And the policy has dictated much of her life.
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July 27, 2022
After audits and false claims of fraud, Maricopa County elections remain the same
It’s now nearly two years since former President Donald Trump’s 2020 loss in Arizona. And despite all the audits and bluster, this year’s election isn’t all that different.
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July 28, 2022
Its too late to mail your early ballot. Heres what to do
Voters who still have early ballots can drop them off at any of the county’s vote centers between now and Election Day, or vote in person.
July 26, 2022
An immense job awaits the Maricopa County attorney winner
There weren't supposed to be candidates running for Maricopa County attorney this year. But a special election has been called, and whoever wins in November only gets a brief window to work on rebuilding one of the largest prosecuting offices in the country.
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July 27, 2022
Kingman Mayor Miles steps down, citing health concerns
Kingman Mayor Jen Miles is stepping down from her office prior to the end of her term in December.
July 26, 2022
Pima County attorney sides with Planned Parenthood in case against Brnovich
Though there is an injunction in Pima County that blocks a pre-statehood law that bans almost all abortions from taking effect, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is attempting to make the law enforceable across the state.
July 26, 2022
Navajo Nation is considering legalizing same-sex marriage. What this could mean for the community
As Congress takes steps to codify federal protections for same-sex marriage, the Navajo Nation may be moving toward legalizing it for the first time.
July 26, 2022
More people are disowning the American flag as the far right embraces it
The American flag has always varied in its popularity. But professor Leslie Hahner says this time there's something we haven’t seen before: The left is relinquishing the flag as the right has adopted it.
July 26, 2022
Poll: Majority of AZ voters disapprove of overturning Roe
The poll from the Arizona research group looked to gauge state voters opinions on the decision and abortion access ahead of the primary election coming next week.
July 25, 2022
What Trump, Pence rallies could mean in the race for governor
Former President Donald Trump and his former Vice President Mike Pence were both in Arizona last week supporting rival Republican candidates for governor.
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July 25, 2022
The end of this 20-year tax would be a major blow to metro Phoenix transportation projects
The Maricopa Association of Governments, known as MAG, is meeting Wednesday to address a potential funding deficit for transportation projects. That’s because earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have given Maricopa County voters the chance to extend a half-penny transportation tax that expires in 2025.
July 25, 2022
Arizona chapter joins State Freedom Caucus Network
A group of conservative, pro-Trump lawmakers from Washington, D.C., now has a local branch. Members of the Arizona House of Representatives have launched a new chapter of the State Freedom Caucus Network.
July 22, 2022
AZ members of Congress seek delay on new HVAC rule
Most Arizona congressmen say a federal rule on new heating, air-conditioning and ventilation units will delay completion of homes starting to be built now.
July 25, 2022
NewsCap: Arizona is a battle for the future of the GOP
This week finished up with former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence stopping in Arizona to rally for dueling gubernatorial picks.
July 22, 2022
Arizona Sens. Sinema and Kelly call for Brittney Griners release
Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly have introduced a resolution to bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home.
July 21, 2022
Expenses grow as Republicans attempt to unseat Democrat Mark Kelly in the U.S. Senate
As Republicans aim to unseat Democrat Mark Kelly, the campaign for U.S. Senate in Arizona is among the most expensive in the country.
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July 22, 2022
Trump, Pence campaign for opposing GOP candidates in AZ on Friday
Former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence, held rival campaign events in Arizona on Friday, turning the governor's race into a broader referendum on the Republican Party's future.
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July 21, 2022
What the Jan. 6 committee will tell us about Trumps day-of intent
The latest Jan. 6 Committee hearing is taking place July 21 and members plan to focus on former President Donald Trump’s behavior and activities during a three-hour period on the day of the attempted insurrection.
July 21, 2022
More robust security planned on AZ primary, Election Day
Arizona voters can expect security to be more robust at polling places when they cast ballots Aug. 2.
July 20, 2022