Arizona Elections

The ACLU and the ACLU of Arizona are suing Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery over public records. They say the county attorney’s stonewalling and delay tactics in response to a large public records request submitted by investigative journalist Sean Holstege is illegal.
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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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.”
April 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.”
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 16, 2019
A bill aimed at helping Arizonans walk away from predatory lifelong timeshare contracts may have lost its teeth.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 16, 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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 15, 2019
"I met with the secretary of commerce from the United States, and he told me that President Donald Trump sent me a message promising they will invest on the train," Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a rally.
April 15, 2019
Another legislative session is nearly finished and attempts to pass a no texting while driving law may be driving off a cliff. It has bi-partisan support, including Gov. Doug Ducey's promise to sign it. However, the bill is stalled under House Speaker Rusty Bowers.
April 15, 2019

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