Elections

Poll: Arizonans favor recreational pot measure by wide margin

BY: - June 1, 2020

If a proposed citizen initiative to legalize recreational marijuana makes it onto the ballot, it appears likely to cruise to an easy victory, according to a new poll that showed overwhelming support across party lines. The live-caller poll by the lobbying and consulting firm HighGround showed 65% of respondents saying they’d vote in favor of […]

Groups try new ways to reach domestic violence survivors amid pandemic

BY: - June 1, 2020

Domestic violence support groups are trying to find new ways to help survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic and doing things ranging from reassessing how they set up shelters to simply trying to let people know they are still open. 

Welcome to battleground: New poll shows why Dems are bullish in AZ in 2020

BY: - May 27, 2020

New polling that shows Democrats leading the presidential and U.S. Senate races in Arizona demonstrates why Arizona will be one of the political epicenters in 2020.

COMMENTARY

For McSally, ‘inaccurate’ really means ‘unpopular’

BY: - May 21, 2020

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally continues to maintain that Congress has already sent enough money to Arizona cities and towns that are just now beginning to realize what the coronavirus buzzsaw has done to their budgets, and she said it’s “inaccurate” to say that she doesn’t support more federal aid.

While GOP hits Kelly over China ties, McSally had investments too

BY: - May 21, 2020

National Republicans are hitting Democratic Senate hopeful Mark Kelly over investments in the business he co-founded from a major Chinese business, but incumbent Sen. Martha McSally also had investments tied to Chinese companies.

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Trump threatens Mich. over same policy Arizona will use on early ballots

BY: - May 20, 2020

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold federal funding from Michigan over a plan to give every voter in the state an opportunity to vote by mail in this year’s elections – the same thing that Arizona election officials will do this year.

Corporation Commission

GOP write-in candidates face steep challenges in Corp Comm campaign

BY: - May 19, 2020

Two Republicans have filed to run as write-in candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission, but face a difficult path as they seek to ensure that the GOP doesn’t concede a seat on the powerful regulatory body to the Democrats.

House resumes legislative session, looks to adjourn at week’s end

BY: - May 18, 2020

The Arizona House of Representatives is shrugging off the Senate’s attempt to end the 2020 legislative session, resuming its long-postponed business on Monday with a goal of passing dozens of bills before adjourning sine die later in the week.

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Health care initiative resumes signature collection

BY: - May 15, 2020

Two months after it halted in-person signature gathering due to the coronavirus outbreak, a citizen initiative that aims to make sweeping changes to Arizona’s health care system is renewing its efforts.  Health Care Rising Arizona announced on Friday that it will begin collecting signatures again for the Stop Surprise Billing and Protect Patients Act. The […]

Ballot initiatives scale up for post-lockdown push to gather signatures

BY: - May 15, 2020

Since ending a brief hiatus caused by the coronavirus outbreak, three ballot initiative campaigns have ramped up their hiring of petition circulators over the past several weeks in preparation for their final drive for the November ballot.

Gun control group to spend $5 million on Arizona races in 2020

BY: - May 12, 2020

Gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced Tuesday that it will be spending $5 million in Arizona to try to back Democrats up and down Arizona’s ballot, with a focus on the U.S. Senate race and winning control of the state legislature for the first time in nearly 60 years. 

Biden, GOP group launch anti-Trump ads in AZ, other battlegrounds

BY: - May 12, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is going on the attack in Arizona and other battleground states with a new ad accusing President Donald Trump of being asleep at the switch as COVID-19 ravaged the country, and devastated the economy.