Arizona Elections

Under a new California law that took effect on New Year’s Day, the state’s labor commissioner has published a list of trucking companies that have either not paid their drivers, or have been issued judgements over wage issues.
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After a 29-year-old woman with severe disabilities was raped and impregnated, allegedly by her nurse, Governor Doug Ducey yesterday issued an executive order that calls for more protections for people with disabilities …
Feb. 7, 2019
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
Feb. 7, 2019
The state Senate has given it’s preliminary OK to a bill that would make changes to the state’s early voting system, but it’s future still remains unclear. Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita, a Scottsdale Republican, sponsored SB 1046, which says voters that get their ballots in the mail can only return it in the mail.
Feb. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Trump
At his State of the Union speech, President Trump lashed out against what he called, "ridiculous, partisan investigations," surrounding his administration.
Feb. 7, 2019
Republican senators voted to block those who get early ballots from simply dropping them off. Senate Bill 1046 would not deny the right to vote to those who don't drop their ballots into mail in time to arrive by Election Day.
Feb. 7, 2019
A new political organization is preparing to recall Arizona House Rep. David Stringer. The House Ethics Committee is currently investigating the Prescott Republican for statements he made about race and immigration as well as the recent disclosure that he was arrested in 1983 for sex offenses, including child pornography.
Feb. 6, 2019
Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The Show reached out to Democratic Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran, who represents the 1st Congressional District, and Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, who represents Arizona’s 8th District, for reactions.
Feb. 6, 2019
U.S. foreign policy has seen a dramatic shift in the first couple of years of the Trump Administration — in words and in actions. Longtime allies have been criticized, while sworn adversaries like Russia have seen relations become more complicated.
Feb. 6, 2019
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled lawmakers can't block local governments from requiring employers to provide additional benefits. The ruling strikes down a 2016 law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Feb. 6, 2019
Arizona taxpayers might be paying a little more attention to the state legislature than normal. That’s because of the ongoing debate over tax conformity — whether or not the state will conform its income tax code to the federal one.
Feb. 6, 2019
The Arizona Court of Appeals says GOP lawmakers cannot stop local governments from requiring private employers give their workers more benefits than state law mandates.
Feb. 6, 2019
Arizona Sen. Martin Quezada has sponsored a bill that would eliminate that state’s so-called K-12 education “no promo-homo” for the last four years. But will Arizona repeal the law?
Feb. 5, 2019
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council will vote to hold a special election focused on light rail funding this August. It’s just one election this year expected to cost taxpayers about a million dollars.
Feb. 5, 2019
In her first ever State of Education speech, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman told members of the House Education Committee on Monday that the system needs to support the emotional well-being of students. She said that means "creating an inclusive environment that supports children from all backgrounds.''
Feb. 5, 2019
Arizona taxpayers who are ready to start filing their state returns are in a sort of legal and financial limbo because of a fight over income taxes between Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers.
Feb. 5, 2019
Dramatic political disagreements have continued in 2019, with Democratic control of the U.S. House leading to more head-to-head battles. The most intense led to the month-long partial government shutdown as President Trump vowed not to approve any measure that didn’t include $5 billion for a new border wall.
Feb. 5, 2019
Kyrsten Sinema became Arizona’s first female U.S. Senator when she was sworn in last month. But she didn’t just make headlines for her historic achievement, there was also a lot of talk about what she wore.
Feb. 5, 2019
President Trump has repeatedly talked about declaring an emergency at the country’s southern border, which would allow him to allocate money to build a wall there, without needing Congress’ approval. Several Senate Republicans have said they would not support that move.
Feb. 5, 2019
Racial and economic inequality are issues that have been raised frequently by political candidates — more often than not on the progressive side of the aisle.
Feb. 5, 2019
President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union on Tuesday. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress and more annotated his remarks and the Democratic response live, adding context and analysis.
Feb. 5, 2019

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