Arizona Elections

A proposal in California to tax soda appears dead after its sponsor said he’d delay a vote until next year. While there are currently soda taxes in a handful of California cities, the state legislature last year passed a law banning any new local soda taxes.
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Electric shared scooters arrived in Mexico City with disruptive technologies and concerns. While some see in them innovation and an opportunity, others think that these vehicles need to be regulated — or even eradicated.
Apr. 18, 2019
This month, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing about the rise of white nationalism and, as it was streamed online by YouTube, the platform was inundated with hate speech.
Apr. 17, 2019
Three weeks ago, Arizona was at a tipping point. The ERA, a bill that says, “equality of rights ... shall not be denied or abridged ... on account of sex” was close to ratification in Arizona, making us the 38th state to do so and triggering Congress’ next move. That effort failed.
Apr. 17, 2019
There is a debate raging in Tucson around 20 acres of land across the street from the Saguaro National Park that developers want to turn into a “bike ranch.” Last week, more than 200 people crowded a Pima County hearing about the development to oppose it, but it could be moving forward anyway.
Apr. 17, 2019
Prior to his reelection to a fifth term as Arizona’s U.S. representative from the 6th District in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, Congressman David Schweikert was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.
Apr. 17, 2019
Earlier this month, abortion-related restrictions in Arizona were targeted in a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood. On Tuesday, the Arizona Senate’s GOP leadership issued a statement criticizing Planned Parenthood, arguing the organization is “asking the courts to give them a legal business boost because they need more individuals to perform abortions in Arizona.”
Apr. 17, 2019
A flood of migrants dropped off in Yuma by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has caused city’s top elected official to declare a local emergency. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls suggested an agency within the same federal department should pay for the “disaster.”
Apr. 17, 2019
As the number of migrants crossing into the U.S. continues to challenge authorities to the extent that the word "crisis" is being commonly used. The Washington Post has unveiled numbers that provide a better perspective on where the migrants are from and where in this country they're going.
Apr. 16, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey is likely to sign a bill that forces the Arizona Secretary of State to regularly update Arizona’s election manual. House Bill 2238 says the secretary of state must update the manual every election cycle.
Apr. 16, 2019
There is a robust debate in the United States about the role government should play in people’s lives, and one of the policy areas where that debate plays out most loudly is around public benefits like welfare, food stamps and child-care subsidies.
Apr. 16, 2019
Arizona’s water future has been a frequent topic of discussion in 2019, both at the state Capitol — where lawmakers debated and ultimately approved a Drought Contingency Plan — and elsewhere. Monday night, the group Defend Our Future hosted a water discussion at Arizona State University.
Apr. 16, 2019
A bill aimed at helping Arizonans walk away from predatory lifelong timeshare contracts may have lost its teeth.
Apr. 16, 2019
Ousted State Rep. Don Shooter wants the Senate Ethics Committee to check whether former House Speaker J.D. Mesnard acted unethically by refusing to release the full report leading to Shooter's expulsion.
Apr. 16, 2019
President Trump hasn’t been shy about criticizing the Federal Reserve Board — or Fed — which is the panel that sets interest rates, among other things, that are intended to keep the nation’s monetary system stable. Now the president is making a lot of financial experts and economists uncomfortable by possibly nominating Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to the Fed.
Apr. 16, 2019
The Arizona Corporation Commission could lose some of its investigative authority under a bill being considered by state lawmakers. The House gave the bill preliminary approval on Monday and would scale back the utility regulators’ ability to get documents from private companies.
Apr. 16, 2019
A congressman and the chair of the Arizona Republican Party were among the speakers at a rally Monday evening dubbed “Patriotism Over Socialism.” Anti-Defamation League of Arizona said the rally would likely draw extremists.
Apr. 16, 2019
An Arizona county on Monday approved money for an investigation of possible voter fraud in a remote community on the Arizona-Utah border where members of a polygamous sect kept control of a town council.
Apr. 15, 2019
Tempe leaders are accepting applications to fill a vacancy on City Council. The opening was created Friday when Councilman Kolby Granville was voted out of office by his peers over allegations of misconduct.
Apr. 15, 2019
In the race to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally, former astronaut Mark Kelly has collected $4 million via 58,000 contributors. Kelly has vowed not to accept money from corporate PACs and, on Monday, he received an early endorsement from End Citizens United.
Apr. 15, 2019
As Arizona lawmakers reconvened at the Capitol on Monday, they appeared to be in the same place as they’ve been on, arguably, the biggest issue of any session: the state budget. For a look at that and other issues coming to the state Capitol, Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times joined The Show.
Apr. 15, 2019

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