Arizona Elections

Arizona's law making it a crime to return someone else's early ballot is illegal, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The 2016 law banned third parties from collecting voters' mail-in ballots and dropping them off at the polls.
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The Phoenix council has undergone significant changes in recent years, and that included the presence of longtime community activist Carlos Garcia. Garcia has been outspoken about police brutality and wears T-shirts that include a specific, related message. Garcia wrote a column that was printed in the Arizona Republic op-ed page in response to a column by the Editorial Page Director Phil Boas.
Jan. 27, 2020
A Glendale lawmaker is proposing a new bill that he believes would ensure university students hear all sides of controversial issues. Republican Anthony Kern says the bill would require the Arizona Board of Regents to establish, fund and staff a new office of public policy events at each school.
Jan. 27, 2020
At the Arizona GOP committee meeting, speakers had a lot to say about impeachment, the Trump economy, and the dangers Republicans say they face if Democrats are allowed to win.
Jan. 27, 2020
Less than two weeks after Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) called CNN reporter Manu Raju a “liberal hack” when asked a question about impeachment, the state Republican Party Committee is seizing on the phrase and using it as a rallying cry.
Jan. 27, 2020
While in Washington, D.C., for the Senate impeachment trial, Sen. Martha McSally addressed the Arizona GOP Committee by video at its annual meeting.
Jan. 25, 2020
Pro-gun protesters interrupted Gov. Doug Ducey's speech at the state GOP Committee Meeting today, criticizing Ducey for his support of so-called Red Flag laws.
Jan. 25, 2020
The House released its budget plan on Thursday, nearly a week after both the governor and the Senate unveiled their own proposals. Andrew Oxford with The Arizona Republic joined The Show to talk about how realistic that goal looks.
Jan. 24, 2020
The Maricopa County Elections Department has launched a new website to help voters prepare for the 2020 election season. Spokesperson Erika Flores says the county elections department is expecting a historic voter turnout for the March 17 presidential preference election.
Jan. 23, 2020
APS has announced an ambitious plan to deliver 100% clean, carbon-free energy by 2050. But there is a difference between "clean" and "renewable," and soon after the big announcement some environmental activists called for more — and sooner.
Jan. 23, 2020
A Tempe lawmaker has followed up on a local Girl Scout troop's request asking for a ban on balloon releases into the atmosphere in Arizona. Democratic state Rep. Mitzi Epstein equated it to throwing trash out of a car window, and called it just as damaging to the environment.
Jan. 23, 2020
Impeachment is likely to play a big role in Senate campaigns this fall. And one of the biggest races will be here in Arizona. Just over a year ago, Arizona got two new senators in Congress. The Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won an upset victory. The loser in that contest was Martha McSally — but she was then appointed to the vacant seat left by the late Sen. John McCain. Now that she’s running for a full term, her opponents are energized.
Jan. 23, 2020
In 2014, the Goldwater Institute waded into a longtime debate over the validity of the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA. The act mandates child welfare agencies prioritize placing children taken from dangerous domestic situations with families that share their Native American heritage. The Goldwater Institute argues the act puts the traditions of the tribe above the safety of the children.
Jan. 22, 2020
The legislative agency that tracks state revenues and spending came out with a very optimistic forecast. Arizona is on track to have a budget surplus of $1 billion come July.
Jan. 22, 2020
Democratic state representatives introduced a slate of criminal justice reform legislation at the Capitol on Tuesday. Despite Republicans still controlling the chamber, Rep. Kirsten Engel is one of several House democrats proposing ambitious criminal justice reform legislation. One of the advocates for criminal justice reform, Matthew Charles, is one of the first people released from prison due to the First Step Act.
Jan. 22, 2020
Newly appointed APS CEO Jeff Guldner is committing to delivering 100% clean, carbon-free energy to customers by 2050. To get there, he has laid out a plan to include more renewable energy in the company’s portfolio and to end all coal-fired generation by 2031.
Jan. 22, 2020
Democrats are challenging the way candidates are listed on the Arizona ballot. Under state law, 2020 Republicans will be listed ahead of Democrats in 11 of the state’s 15 counties.
Jan. 22, 2020
You might have seen a viral video last year that showed a Texas shopper licking a carton of ice cream and putting it back on a store shelf. Now an Arizona lawmaker wants to make that illegal. Republican Rep. T.J. Shope of Coolidge says his bill would protect consumers.
Jan. 22, 2020
Rather than wait for the federal government to cough up the funds, some Arizona lawmakers voted Tuesday to spend state dollars on a bridge over Tonto Creek.
Jan. 22, 2020
Any election year brings spending by the tens of millions of dollars, and a presidential cycle increases that exponentially. And the estimated numbers for the spending we can expect in Arizona this year are remarkable and stunning.
Jan. 21, 2020
A proposal by Rep. Bob Thorpe (R-Flagstaff) would spell out that anyone who is living in a dormitory "or other temporary college or university address" is presumed to be there only temporarily and would not be able to vote in that precinct.
Jan. 21, 2020

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