Arizona Elections

State lawmakers come back to the Arizona Capitol this week with a bevy of issues on their agendas, ranging from rideshare fees to citizen initiatives to university speech.
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After years of cuts to funding for Arizona’s public universities, some lawmakers want the state to chip in an extra $102 million for the upcoming school year. That number would triple over the next couple years if Senate Bill 1518 becomes law.
Feb. 12, 2019
Mark Kelly — husband of Gabrielle Giffords — said he will be taking the Senate plunge, running for office for the first time.
Feb. 12, 2019
Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly is running for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat in 2020. Kelly is the first Democrat to formally announce plans to run for John McCain’s former seat against current Republican Sen. Martha McSally.
Feb. 12, 2019
GOP voucher supporters want to strip away one of the key duties of the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Feb. 12, 2019
In her last primary race for U.S. Senate, Dr. Kelli Ward and other Republicans wrestled to prove they most resembled President Donald Trump’s hawkish stance on illegal immigration and border security. The selection of Ward as chairwoman of Arizona’s GOP raises the question of whether she’ll back candidates that share her own views over moderates.
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Feb. 12, 2019
An international summit on Wednesday will look at the regional influence Iran now has in the Middle East.
Feb. 11, 2019
This week, Arizona lawmakers are considering a bi-partisan measure requiring all public school personnel undergo suicide prevention training to spot the signs and intervene.
Feb. 11, 2019
Taxes and elections continue to be big topics of discussion and debate at the state capitol, but lawmakers are also reacting to new developments in the case of Hacienda HealthCare.
Feb. 11, 2019
With a stalemate at the Arizona Capitol over changes in income tax laws the head of the Senate Finance Committee wants to give Arizonans more time to file their returns.
Feb. 11, 2019
The deadline to register to vote in the city of Phoenix’s upcoming election is fast approaching. Potential voters have until midnight Monday to register to vote in the upcoming special election.
Feb. 10, 2019
There appears to be concern among a number of groups that the Trump administration might be looking to change a section of the Clean Water Act that gives states say over certain projects.
Feb. 8, 2019
Failure to participate in at least one of the primary or general elections in two consecutive election cycles would lead to an Arizona voter being purged from that list. And that generated some passionate testimony before a Senate committee this week.
Feb. 8, 2019
The Takeaway: Are Americans Ready For Medicare For All?
As the 2020 campaign season kicks off many of the declared and likely Democratic candidates seem to be throwing their support behind "Medicare for all." But what does "Medicare for all" actually mean? And is it achievable?
Feb. 8, 2019
States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago.
Feb. 7, 2019
A law banning nunchucks in Arizona is now going through the process of being lifted.
Feb. 7, 2019
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

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