Politics and Government

Arizona Republicans choose Trump favorite Gina Swoboda as party chair

Jan 29, 2024 Swoboda replaces Jeff DeWit, who was halfway through his two-year term.

December breaks record for migrant apprehensions

Jan 27, 2024 New data shows that December was a record for the number of times Border Patrol apprehended migrants entering the US unauthorized, with the highest number being in the Tucson Sector at more than 80,000 apprehensions.

The Buzz: Combatting Generational Poverty in Pima County

Jan 26, 2024 A new effort aims to help those who are born into poverty move up the socio-economic ladder.

Sinema says details on border-foreign aide negotiations likely out next week

Jan 25, 2024 Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says details on border-foreign aid package likely out next week and will include funding for migrant services such as Tucson’s Casa Alitas, a quicker process for asylum claims and changes to manage large groups arriving at the border.

Pima Community College HVAC program receives $1.2 million

Jan 25, 2024 Industry leaders said the investment is important in solving the shortage in HVAC workers.

Grijalva and teachers gather in opposition to Republican’s potential education cuts

Jan 24, 2024 House Republicans have proposed a budget that would cut federal education spending by 28%.

Arizona GOP head resigns over leaked recording trying to bribe Kari Lake

Jan 24, 2024 Head of the Arizona Republican party Jeff DeWit announced his resignation Wednesday, a day after a recording leaked where the GOP chair appears to be offering Senate hopeful Kari Lake a bribe to take a break from politics.

Lawmakers call for new statue of Sandra Day O'Connor in DC

Jan 22, 2024 State Rep. Matt Gress sponsored the joint resolution to replace one of the statues in Statuary Hall.

Budget de la Gente funds community connection in Ward 1

Jan 22, 2024 The ward is the first in Arizona to implement participatory budgeting.

The Buzz: How the state went from a surplus to a deficit

Jan 19, 2024 Two economists walk through how the state is facing a projected $1.7 billion deficit by the end of FY 25 after starting last year with a $2.5 billion surplus.

Law enforcement unions disagree on Sheriff Nanos’ leadership

Jan 18, 2024 Following a vote of no confidence, a different union has expressed support for the Sheriff.

Arizona AG: No recount for Tucson's Prop. 413, city council salaries now increase

Jan 17, 2024 State, city officials sought guidance on whether a recount was needed.

Arizona projected to face $1.7 billion shortfall as revenues decline

Jan 12, 2024 The new projections from the state's Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

Tohono O’odham Utility Authority unveils expanded high-speed internet access

Jan 11, 2024 Funding for the project came from a $10 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ReConnect Program.

The Buzz: How the Israel-Hamas conflict is influencing classrooms in Arizona

Jan 5, 2024 Protests supporting both Palestine and Israel have made their way to Arizona's college campuses and responses from stakeholders at both the state and university levels have brought criticism.

Even with drop in asylum seekers, Pima County anxious for more federal funding

Jan 5, 2024 Pima County continues to warn of pending street releases if Congress doesn’t allot more money for migrant services, even as officials opened the Lukeville port of entry yesterday due to a drop in unauthorized border crossings outside of ports.

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