Arizona Politics News

$3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could Mean More Than $115B For AZ
Legislation that would add $3.5 trillion in spending over 10 years through budget reconciliation has run into delays. But a new report by ASU’s Seidman Institute shows that, if that $3.5 trillion is implemented, Arizona’s economy would be helped significantly.
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Kino Border Shelter Seeing Influx Of Migrants In Nogales
The so-called “surge” in migrants at our southern border was once again in the headlines in recent weeks as Border Patrol agents made an estimated 210,000 apprehensions along the southern border in July. At the same time, we’re seeing the Biden administration step up its enforcement efforts to try to stem the tide.
Aug. 23, 2021
Cyber Ninjas Set To Report Election Findings To AZ Senate
Private businesses in Arizona can require their employees and customers to get vaccinated against COVID-19; that’s according to an opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich. And Cyber Ninjas is expected to send its findings about last year’s election in Maricopa County to the state Senate this week for its review.
Aug. 23, 2021
Whats Wrong With Arizonas 2020 Audit? A Lot, Experts Say
A cybersecurity firm plucked from relative obscurity to conduct an unprecedented review of ballots in Arizona's largest country is readying to present its findings to Republican lawmakers. Experts say there should be little anticipation about the revelations from the Maricopa County audit — and whatever those revelations are, they cannot be taken seriously.
Aug. 23, 2021
Phoenix Edison-Eastlake Housing Development Project Uncovers Indigenous Burial Sites
The city has been planning to replace the housing projects with new, mixed-income housing since 2018. Now it has been discovered that the original projects were built over one of Phoenix’s largest archaeological sites, occupied centuries ago by the Hohokam people.
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Aug. 23, 2021
Thunderbirds Artemis Project In Jeopardy In Afghanistan
As the U.S. continues its evacuation in Afghanistan, the future of an educational program that was designed to economically empower Afghan women is uncertain. Project Artemis led by Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University teaches how to improve business skills and help create sustainable prosperity, according to Dean Sanjeev Khagram.
Aug. 22, 2021
Arizona AG: Businesses Can Require COVID-19 Vaccine
Private businesses in Arizona are free to require that their workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, Attorney General Mark Brnovich has concluded. He said companies have right to make the same demand of customers.v But the attorney general, in a 40-page legal opinion issued Friday, said neither of those rights is absolute.
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Aug. 21, 2021
State Offering Infrastructure Grants To Fire-Damaged Landowners
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management is accepting grant applications for landowners whose property was damaged during this summer’s wildfire season. House Bill 2001, the emergency funding passed during the state legislature’s special wildfire session in June, includes $10 million to repair infrastructure for public and private landowners.
Aug. 20, 2021
Parents Weigh In On Latest Efforts Against Mask Mandates
Navajo mother Ginger Torres, and her kids, know firsthand just how devastating COVID-19 can be after family members contracted the virus.
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Aug. 23, 2021
Ducey, Bowers Welcome Afghan Refugees
Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers say they welcome Afghan refugees to the U.S. and the state.
Aug. 20, 2021
Appeals Court Orders Arizona Senate Audit Records Released
An appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by the Arizona Senate to keep secret records of its ongoing review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County that are in the possession of the contractors conducting the recount.
Aug. 20, 2021
WATCH: Biden Gives Update On Afghanistan Evacuations
President Joe Biden is delivered another speech about Afghanistan, as a scramble to evacuate American citizens and vulnerable Afghans continues.
Aug. 20, 2021
Republican Lawmakers Packed Budget With Policies, Regulations. Was That Unconstitutional?
Two lawsuits filed against the state of Arizona claim that new laws adopted by Republican legislators as part of the state budget are unconstitutional. But it’s not the substance of the laws that are at issue, it’s the way Republicans approved them.
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Aug. 20, 2021
Chandler Districts Board Votes Not To Require Masks
The Chandler Unified School District’s governing board voted Thursday to not change it’s COVID-19 mitigation plan. This means the East Valley district will not follow the at least two dozen districts requiring masks.
Aug. 20, 2021
Ducey Pushes Back On Bidens Criticism Of School Mask Mandate Bans
Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing back against President Joe Biden’s threats to come after governors trying to block mask policies at K-12 public schools with his own criticism of the Biden administration.
Aug. 19, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court Won’t Block New Education Tax; But It May Still Be Doomed
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the income tax surcharge on the wealthy can remain, at least for the time being. But it may be legally impossible to actually get any of those dollars into the classroom which was the intent of the sponsors of Proposition 208.
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Aug. 19, 2021
Biden Announces Plans To Go After Bans On Mask Policies
The Biden administration is planning to go after states such as Arizona that are trying to block mask mandates at K-12 public schools, President Joe Biden announced in a Wednesday press conference.
Ducey Dangles Federal Funding To Discourage Schools From Masks
Aug. 18, 2021
Maricopa County Demands Senate Pay For Replaced Voting Equipment
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took the first step toward forcing the Arizona Senate to pay for the county’s new voting machines.
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Aug. 18, 2021
GOP Lawmakers, Free Enterprise Club Launch Voter ID Ballot Initiative
Some Republican lawmakers and the Free Enterprise Club say they want voters to impose new ID restrictions when casting a ballot. Supporters of the initiative say they plan to collect signatures to refer the measure to next year’s ballot.
Aug. 18, 2021
How The Census Results Affect Redistricting
Census results are meaningful in multiple ways, including determining how much federal funding particular areas will receive. From a more specifically political standpoint, the census acts as a starting line for the redistricting race.
Aug. 18, 2021
Ducey Dangles Federal Funding To Discourage Arizona Schools From Mandating Masks
In an effort to discourage Arizona public school leaders from requiring students and staff wear masks, Gov. Doug Ducey is offering grants to boost per pupil funding in public and charter schools, as well as provide grants to parents who want to send their kids to different schools.
List: Arizona School Districts Requiring Masks For 2021-2022
Aug. 17, 2021

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