Arizona Elections

On March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court denied to hear a case involving a man who spent more than four decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. That came after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arrived at a similar conclusion.
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The Arizona Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Lela Alston (D-Phoenix) that would more than triple the dollars provided to relatives of foster kids when those children are placed in their care.
March 4, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders spent nearly two months pushing a controversial ballot measure calling for a statewide vote on so-called sanctuary cities. Then suddenly, just before the measure to ban sanctuary cities in the state constitution was scheduled to be heard in the House, the governor and GOP leaders pulled the plug.
March 4, 2020
In Texas, the 2020 primary could define the Democratic Party moving forward. It’s a narrative that may sound familiar here in Arizona, too: a Democratic Party energized during the Trump administration’s time in office making longtime Republican strongholds more purple than red.
March 3, 2020
A bill in the state Legislature would ban transgender teenagers from participating in girls' sports. It’s a bill sponsored by Rep. Nancy Barto (R-Phoenix) that’s particularly aimed at transgender women who are genetically identified as male.
March 3, 2020
Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano also served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration. The Show caught up with her to talk about security issues and November’s election, including a conversation about how much she had to deal with issues similar to the coronavirus while at the Department of Homeland Security.
March 3, 2020
Early voting has begun for Democrats who are casting ballots for Arizona’s March 17 Presidential Preference Election. And with Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Tom Steyer all dropping out of the race over the past couple of days, the crowded ballot is full of the names of candidates who are no longer campaigning.
March 3, 2020
Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 Super Tuesday contests, including results and analysis.
March 3, 2020
Arizona House lawmakers have approved a bill making it more difficult for police to issue noise citations. In Arizona, it’s up to local law enforcement to determine whether a noise complaint is worth issuing a ticket.
March 3, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders will be in Arizona on Thursday, March 5, for a rally in Phoenix.
March 2, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey and state health department director Dr. Cara Christ sought to reassure Arizonans the state is ready for the spread of the new coronavirus. Arizona has had one confirmed case as of Monday afternoon.
March 3, 2020
Ken Cost, who has been with the Mesa Police Department for 25 years, served as the interim chief the past four months. On Monday, he was given the job officially. This comes after the resignation of former Chief Ramon Batista in November.
March 2, 2020
On March 17, voters registered with the Democratic Party will pick their preferred candidate for the presidency in the Presidential Preference Election.
March 2, 2020
Arizona Democrats have been voting for a presidential nominee since February, but Election Day is not until March 17. There is good news and bad news if your preferred candidate is no longer in contention.
March 2, 2020
State lawmakers are considering a pair of proposals dealing with short-term housing rentals, like Airbnb and VRBO. Some communities around Arizona have complained a 2016 law, which takes away a city or town’s ability to regulate short-term rentals, has led to shortages of rental housing, higher prices and problems in neighborhoods.
March 2, 2020
Committee work begins in earnest again this week at the Arizona Capitol after long agendas last week sent bills from one chamber to the other. Lawmakers will also continue debating and voting on bills in the full House and Senate. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services joined The Show for his weekly look at what to expect at the Capitol.
March 2, 2020
The George W. Bush Institute’s Freedom and Democracy program is calling on Americans — from academics and the press to the president — to reinforce support for democracy and human rights. In a recent report titled “Choose Freedom,” the Institute argues that the country’s core foundational values are still very much alive — but they’re also being challenged by authoritarianism, populism and other negative perceptions.
March 2, 2020
Voters on Monday are going to the polls in Israel for the third time in a year to cast their ballots for a new prime minister. The previous two elections have not resulted in a clear winner, and the sides have not been able to form a government. For the weekly look at international stories, The Show turned to the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
March 2, 2020
The Show regularly checks in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
March 2, 2020
The proposal would require state budget officials to calculate how much of a surplus the budget allows for — then return 50% of that to taxpayers through adjusted tax rates.
March 1, 2020
An Arizona lawmaker hoping to double the state's gas tax has met resistance from his Republican colleagues. Several tax-averse House members on Thursday voiced opposition to Republican Rep. Noel Campbell's proposal to increase the tax drivers pay at the pump to 36 cents a gallon.
Feb. 28, 2020

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