Arizona Politics News

What Sonoras Gubernatorial Election Means For Mexico, Arizona
Sonora, Arizona's neighbor to the south, recently elected a new governor — and did so in a fairly convincing fashion. To get a better sense of how that election played out and its implications for the Arizona-Sonora relationship, The Show spoke with KJZZ's Murphy Woodhouse, who is based in Sonora's capital Hermosillo.
Former U.S. Ambassador: Mexico Needs A Stronger Arm Against Cartels
In an online public meeting, the US ambassador in Mexico during the Trump administration, Christopher Landau, criticized the Mexican president’s lack of actions against drug cartels.
April 29, 2021
UA Professor: Low Census Response Rate From Hard-To-Count AZ Populations
Earlier this week, most observers were surprised when the U.S. Census numbers were released, and Arizona did not gain a 10th congressional seat. To break down the results and some of the demographics, The Show spoke with Jason Jurjevich, an assistant professor of practice at the University of Arizona.
April 29, 2021
Hobbs: Election Experts Should Be Allowed To Observe Senate Audit
The new judge overseeing legal proceedings dealing with the state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County ballots and election equipment ruled April 28 that the procedures being used in that process cannot be kept secret. The Show spoke with Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to talk about all of this.
April 29, 2021
Opposing Sides Of Pro-Union Legislation Eye AZ Senators
Opposing ads about a bill in Congress that would reverse right-to-work laws have been launched in Arizona. Both sides hope to influence Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly's position on the legislation aimed at protecting the right to organize labor unions.
April 28, 2021
Maricopa County Audit, Recount Allowed To Continue
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that Republican state senators and a private company can’t shield the policies and procedures used to conduct a Senate-led review of the county’s recent election from the public.
April 28, 2021
How Will Phoenix City Council Spend Once In A Lifetime Money?
Arizona’s largest city expects to get two American Rescue Plan payments totaling $416 million. Childcare, rent and utility assistance and small business grants are common themes among some Phoenix council members when it comes to spending federal funds.
April 28, 2021
Judge Not Convinced Audit Is Protecting Voters Rights
A judge said he’s not convinced private firms are protecting the rights of Maricopa County voters while conducting a review of the 2020 election ordered by the Republican-led Arizona state Senate.
April 27, 2021
WATCH: Biden Address To Congress
President Joe Biden is addressed a joint session of Congress Wednesday night on the eve of 100 days in office. Watch his remarks.
Biden's 100-Day Plan: The Impact On Arizona
April 28, 2021
AZ Follows Trend Of Conservative States Seeking Anti-Abortion Bills
A controversial abortion bill that passed out of the state Legislature on party lines last week is now in the hands of Gov. Doug Ducey, who has never vetoed an abortion measure.
April 27, 2021
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

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