Arizona Elections

Addiction experts say high-profile people like U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick seeking treatment for alcoholism often makes others do the same.
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Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a $12.3 billion spending plan that still won't restore state aid to education to where it was in 2008. Ducey wants to use $45 million to allow retired military to avoid paying any state income taxes.
Jan. 17, 2020
The United States has signed a 'Phase 1' trade deal with China. There are other steps to be taken after tariffs and threats of additional tariffs have been fought over for more than a year, but many are optimistic that some sort of deal has been reached.
Jan. 17, 2020
Arizona sheriffs say they were surprised by Gov. Ducey’s announcement to close a state prison and transfer the inmates to county jails and private prisons. Ducey said the closure would save taxpayers $247 million, but new homes for the nearly 4,000 inmates living at Florence have not yet been identified.
Jan. 16, 2020
State Sens. Heather Carter and Paul Boyer announced their new legislation on Thursday at the state Capitol, where Carter shaved Boyer's head in a show of support for firefighters who have had workers' compensation claims denied.
Jan. 16, 2020
As the legislature prepares to spend the next few months — or more — at the Capitol, we’re looking at some of the top priorities of different advocacy groups, starting with the Children’s Action Alliance. The Show sat down with President and CEO Siman Qaasim.
Jan. 16, 2020
As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is getting underway, the U.S. Senate approved the revised NAFTA deal on Thursday by a wide margin. The final tally was 89-10, with both of Arizona's senators voting for the measure.
Jan. 16, 2020
The 2019 campaign contribution numbers for Arizona U.S. Senate candidates Mark Kelly and Martha McSally are showing a substantial disparity in financial support for the two. Democrat Kelly raised $20.2 million last year to Republican incumbent McSally’s $12 million.
Jan. 16, 2020
The Arizona Archaeological Council is a special panel that keeps construction projects from damaging tribal remains and antiques. But a dispute between ranchers and Native American tribes could make that council nonexistent.
Jan. 16, 2020
Congress took additional steps Thursday to prepare for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

The newly appointed House impeachment managers, who will present the case for impeachment, read the articles in the Senate chamber. Senators were also sworn in as jurors

Jan. 16, 2020
Leaving a community meeting tied to a long-running racial profiling case landed Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone in hot water with a federal judge last year. Penzone gave a public apology Wednesday night at the first meeting this year to give updates on efforts by the Sheriff’s Office to carry out court orders to end racial profiling of Latinos.
Jan. 16, 2020
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona says she's taking time off from her congressional duties to seek treatment for alcohol dependence after a “serious” fall. The Democrat said Wednesday that she's “finally seeking this help after struggling to do so in the past."
Jan. 15, 2020
Khalil Rushdan, community partnership coordinator with the ACLU of Arizona, and recently appointed Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel discuss Gov. Doug Ducey's statements on criminal justice as well as new diversion programs.
Jan. 15, 2020
Arizona Public Service’s new CEO, Jeff Guldner, was back before utility regulators on Tuesday, and he made a promise that may surprise the company’s many critics. He assured regulators that neither APS nor its parent company, Pinnacle West, would participate in the election of any Corporation Commissioner directly or indirectly.
Jan. 15, 2020
Student-athletes at state universities and community colleges would be able to profit from their endorsements under the terms of legislation awaiting a vote at the state House. The proposal by Rep. Anthony Kern (R-Glendale) would override any rule or regulation that prohibits athletes from making money "as a result of the use of the student athlete's name, image or likeness.''
Jan. 15, 2020
Senate President Karen Fann has blocked consideration — possibly permanently — on a bill to put new restrictions on sex education in public schools. Fann said Tuesday that the proposal introduced by Sen. Sylvia Allen clearly needs work. But Fann also said the sweeping proposal to both limit the grades where sex ed could be taught and provide more parental oversight is quite controversial.
Jan. 14, 2020
The House of Representatives is taking the formal step of voting to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate, which will hold a trial. After the vote, the articles are physically brought to the Senate. Watch the proceedings live on Wednesday morning.
Jan. 15, 2020
A bill sponsored by Rep. Walt Blackman would prevent public officials from being reimbursed for traveling by air for anything more than the cost of flying coach. The Snowflake Republican’s bill follows reports that NAU paid President Rita Cheng more than $30,000 for business- and firsts-class airfare to Russia in 2019.
Jan. 14, 2020
Multiple bills in the Arizona Legislature are tackling well metering due to the lack of groundwater regulation outside of central Arizona. They come in the wake of an investigation by the Arizona Republic.
Jan. 14, 2020
Striking mine workers rallied at the Arizona Capitol during the Legislature's opening day in hopes of getting legislative action on mine workers’ rights. Union workers are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey and state legislators to intervene in the ongoing labor strike at Asarco, the Arizona-based mining subsidiary of the giant Mexican conglomerate Grupo Mexico.
Jan. 15, 2020
Republican Rep. T.J. Shope (R-Coolidge) weighs in on Gov. Doug Ducey's State of the State address, including new requirements for mental health coverage and the announcement that a state prison in Florence will close.
Jan. 14, 2020

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