Arizona Elections

While in Washington, D.C., for the Senate impeachment trial, Sen. Martha McSally addressed the Arizona GOP Committee by video at its annual meeting.
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments's 16 members are responsible for recommending judicial applicants to the governor and partisan applicants for the state's Independent Redistricting Commission to legislative leaders.
Jan. 2, 2020
Starting Jan.1, 2020, the statewide minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour. In Flagstaff, the minimum wage will increase to $13 an hour.
Jan. 1, 2020
Arizona is almost certain to gain a congressional seat after the 2020 Census. That’s because the state’s population has grown faster than the national average over the past decade.
Jan. 1, 2020
A listener wanted to know about Superior Court judges in Arizona and how they’re selected for office. Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Coconino counties use a merit-based system.
Jan. 2, 2020
Annually, the Arizona Republic chooses a person or persons as Arizonan of the Year. For 2019, Tom Buschatzke of the Arizona Department of Water Resources and Ted Cooke of Central Arizona Project were given the honor.
Dec. 30, 2019
In his new book "Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos," Peter Bergen examines how Trump's approach and his relationships with three generals — Defense Secretary James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster — affected the White House and foreign policy.
Dec. 30, 2019
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is standing by its decision to suspend Paul Petersen despite an appeal from the embattled Maricopa County Assessor and signs that he may take this fight to court.
Dec. 30, 2019
Republican Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko spoke out in defense of President Donald Trump’s "Remain In Mexico" policy for asylum seekers. In an appearance on "Cavuto Live" on Fox News on Saturday, Lesko said asylum seekers were abusing the system and needed to be controlled.
Dec. 29, 2019
A prison reform organization wants voters to allow judges to impose lower prison terms for non-dangerous offenses. The proposal would end the practice of stacking charges by some prosecutors, allowing someone to be sentenced as a repeat offender even if they have no prior convictions.
Dec. 24, 2019
A recent poll by Valley-based OH Insights shows that Mark Kelly — expected to be the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee — leads Sen. Martha McSally by about three points. But what intrigued Abe Kwok of the Republic in his latest column was the possible connection between Kelly voters and this cycle’s push to legalize recreational marijuana.
Dec. 23, 2019
Next year’s Arizona legislative battles are taking shape ahead of the start of the 2020 session. Lawmakers have already filed more than 100 proposed bills, and many more are coming.
Dec. 23, 2019
A bipartisan effort to employ asylum seekers sooner is afoot in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema D-Ariz., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, are combining efforts to shorten the waiting period for asylum seekers to seek employment.
Dec. 22, 2019
The Arizona Libertarian Party is fighting a state law that it says is designed to keep Libertarians off the ballot. They’re now arguing their case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dec. 22, 2019
Arizona now has a new Elections Procedures Manual, but it has a significant change from the draft version. Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who has to approve the manual, said there was no legal authority for a "curing" period for early ballots without a signature.
Dec. 20, 2019
Congress has approved raising the smoking age to 21. The measure is included in a broader spending package heading to President Donald Trump’s desk. Trump tweeted that he would sign the bill Friday. It’s being hailed as a significant step as teen vaping rates soar, but is it enough?
Dec. 20, 2019
Seven Democratic presidential candidates are debating Thursday night, the smallest group yet. The December debate, hosted by Politico and PBS NewsHour, is taking place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of the candidates' remarks.
Dec. 19, 2019
This could be the last holiday season to use Uber and Lyft at Sky Harbor Airport. Both ridesharing companies say they’ll end airport service next month. The threat comes after the Phoenix City Council approved higher fees for ridesharing companies to provide curbside service at the airport.
Dec. 19, 2019
The Navajo Nation is threatening to sue the state. That’s because Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants to make changes to a proposed election procedure manual.
Dec. 19, 2019
National Democratic groups are planning to spend lots of money in Arizona in the run-up to the 2020 elections, on races up and down the ballot, as well as on more behind the scenes kinds of efforts. That comes after Democrats won four statewide offices last year, including a U.S. Senate seat. Arren Kimbel-Sannit joined The Show to talk about it.
Dec. 19, 2019
Utility regulators recently voted in stark contrast to the wishes of both APS and Tucson Electric Power. The companies are now required to set 18-year contracts with renewable energy developers — a far cry from the two-year terms APS and TEP had requested.
Dec. 19, 2019

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