Politics and Government

Sanders reaches for inclusiveness, slams Biden at Phoenix rally

Mar 9, 2020 Democrats and Republicans expect Arizona to be up for grabs in the November general election.

Groups offer support for conservationists challenging border wall construction

Mar 9, 2020 Local governments, archaeologists and others have filed briefs supporting a challenge to the waiver of laws for border wall construction.

Constitutional amendment would give Arizona a lieutenant governor

Mar 6, 2020 The governor and lieutenant governor would run on a single ticket, impacting the order of succession.

Checking in on the 2020 Arizona Legislature

Mar 5, 2020 The path forward for some legislation is clearer with the session roughly halfway over.

Feminists decry Mexican president's airplane raffle

Mar 5, 2020 Some said the raffle is a smoke screen to overshadow a women’s strike protesting an increase of hate crimes against women.

Accusations fly between Rocky Point neighborhood, local government

Mar 4, 2020 Tensions have been simmering between the government and the Las Conchas community, which counts affluent Arizonans among its members.

Court rejects claim that Ducey’s pick of McSally was unconstitutional

Mar 2, 2020 A 9th Circuit panel found the governor can make "temporary" appointments and that the time between the appointment and the election is not unreasonably long.

Maricopa County becomes largest to approve 'Second Amendment sanctuary' measure

Feb 27, 2020 The county joins a growing movement of places adopting resolutions to counter policies that could be seen as infringing on gun rights.

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick returns to House after alcohol treatment

Feb 27, 2020 Kirkpatrick will hold a "Congress on your corner" event this weekend as part of her return.

Arizona House bill would set aside $1M for border cameras

Feb 25, 2020 Some members questioned whether bill crosses the line into federal border enforcement.

Consular IDs come up during visit by high-ranking Mexican official

Feb 24, 2020 Mexico's undersecretary for North America called into question a ban on accepting the identification cards in Arizona.

FEC filings show Arizonans favor Trump, Sanders with campaign dollars

Feb 24, 2020 Arizona numbers saw Sanders leading No. 2 Democratic fundraiser Warren. The biggest fundraiser in the state was Trump.

Arizona sanctuary city ban dies in the Legislature

Feb 21, 2020 The proposed constitutional amendment was pulled from further consideration.

Timing means Arizona's Democratic ticket has presidential candidates no longer in race

Feb 21, 2020 Ballots were printed in December, and some of the candidates have dropped out since then.

Pima County election equipment gets OK from state

Feb 18, 2020 The state is testing ballot-counting machines and software in every county ahead of the presidential preference election.

Democrats bring presidential debate to Phoenix, days before primary

Feb 17, 2020 Experts say Arizona is an example of political transformation from what one called a “ruby red” state to a purple one.

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