Arizona Politics News

Hobbs chief of staff Allie Bones resigns
Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Thursday that her chief of staff Allie Bones has resigned.
Mark Kelly visits Ukraine
U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Arizona) visited Ukraine on Wednesday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, along with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska.
April 12, 2023
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs marks 100 days in office
The occasion drew many comparisons to the Janet Napolitano, who took office 20 years ago.
April 12, 2023
Engel running for 6th Congressional District in 2024
Arizona Democrat Kirsten Engel has announced that she is running for Congress in the 2024 general election. The University of Arizona law professor is running for the seat in 6th Congressional District held by Republican Rep. Juan Ciscomani.
April 12, 2023
AG explains why mifepristone is still legal in Arizona
Arizona has joined a number of other states challenging a ruling from a federal judge in Texas late last week that suspended the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone. The Show spoke about the current legal landscape surrounding mifepristone with Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes.
April 12, 2023
Horne pushes back on proposed federal rule preventing bans on transgender athletes
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is pushing back on a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Education. It would keep schools from adopting one-size-fits-all bans on transgender and nonbinary students in sports.
April 11, 2023
Planned Parenthood: Ruling could have domino effect
Both drug and surgical abortions before 15 weeks of pregnancy are still legal in Arizona, despite a Texas judge’s ruling to overturn the FDA’s approval of the pill mifepristone. Planned Parenthood Arizona’s President and CEO Brittany Fonteno called the decision outrageous government overreach.
April 11, 2023
Hobbs vetoes bill increasing penalties for fentanyl distribution that leads to death
Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill that would have increased the penalty for those convicted of selling fentanyl to someone who died from it.
April 11, 2023
AZ House gives preliminary OK to bill for alternative restrooms for trans students
The state House tentatively passed a bill that would provide alternative restrooms and dressing areas to transgender students in schools.
April 11, 2023
State House of Representatives votes to expel Liz Harris
Arizona Republican Liz Harris was expelled from the state House of Representatives for inviting a witness to present false charges about lawmakers and other state officials — and then lying about her involvement in the outrageous testimony.
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April 11, 2023
Why states are blocking TikTok on government devices
More than half of the states have order requiring state agencies to remove TikTok from state devices, mainly over fears about TikTok’s connection to the Chinese government.
April 11, 2023
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is running for U.S. Senate
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is throwing his hat in the U.S. Senate race. He’s the first Republican to announce a run for the seat that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema currently holds.
April 11, 2023
Mifepristone not the first FDA-approved drug to be challenged in court
Although the Texas ruling would mark the first time a court has banned an product approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it is not the first time the agency's drugs have been challenged in court.
April 10, 2023
Hobbs signs bill to extend Arizona Good Samaritan law
Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bill Monday that would extend an existing law that protects good Samaritans who intervene to save someone experiencing an opioid overdose. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Quang Nyugen, said many delay calling for help in fear of arrest if they’re carrying drugs.
April 10, 2023
Investigation reveals cause of Election Day printer issues
Maricopa County may replace some of its voting equipment after a post-election investigation concluded some of its printers were unable to consistently print dark enough ink that could be read by ballot-counting machines at in-person voting sites.
April 10, 2023
Díaz: Carlos Garcia went out fighting for the poor
Phoenix City Councilmember Carlos Garcia lost his bid for reelection in his south Phoenix district last month to a more centrist candidate, Kesha Hodge Washington, who was also backed by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. But he didn’t go quietly.
April 10, 2023
Senate debates bill to require gun safety training for 6th-12th graders
The state Senate later today is expected to debate a bill that would mandate age-appropriate firearms safety training for sixth to 12th graders in Arizona district and charter schools.
April 10, 2023
Mesa needs residents for advisory boards and committees
The city of Mesa wants residents to apply to serve on a variety of advisory boards and committees that make recommendations to the mayor and council. Topics range from planning and zoning, to history and culture.
April 10, 2023
Hobbs vetoes bill that would have barred degree requirements for state jobs
Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday vetoed legislation which would have barred state agencies from rejecting an applicant simply because he or she does not have a college degree.
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April 9, 2023
Cochise County supervisors ordered to pay $36K in fees over delay certifying election
A judge ordered two Republican Cochise County supervisors to pay more than $36,000 in legal fees. The pair had initially refused to certify the 2022 general election.
April 7, 2023
AZ legislature passes bill that increases price transparency for hospital charges
A bill that is aiming to promote price transparency for hospital charges has passed both chambers of the Legislature.
April 7, 2023