Politics

AZ Dems vote to condemn Trump’s ‘racist comments,’ GOPers vote in defense of president

Arizona’s delegation split along party lines, with the five Democrats voting for the measure and three of the four Republicans voting against it. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert) did not cast a vote.

Most AZ Republicans, Sinema, silent on Trump’s tweets telling Dem women to ‘go back’ where they came from

As the chorus condemning President Trump’s derogatory comments about four Democratic congresswomen grew louder Tuesday, Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema stayed quiet.

Rep. Kirkpatrick joins call for Trump impeachment inquiry

In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said there is "no choice" but for the House to formally open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump following the revelations made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the administration's repeated refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas.

Immigration rally and arrests lead to criticism of Phoenix police handling of protests

“Close the camps! Free the children!” they chanted throughout the night.

Former developer Karrin Taylor Robson mulling bid for 2022 guv’s race

Karrin Taylor Robson, a developer and prominent Republican donor, might run for governor in 2022.

McSally raises $3.4M, lags behind Dem challenger Kelly

Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally raised $3.4 million in the last quarter, a substantial sum that still lagged behind her likely Democratic opponent.

Ducey signals push to revamp cosmetology licensing requirements

Recent remarks by Gov. Doug Ducey suggest that cosmetology will be the next step in his push to reduce occupational licensing requirements in Arizona.During a question-and-answer session at an Arizona Chamber of Commerce luncheon...

Ducey welcomes Nike after blasting company over shoe controversy

Just one week after lambasting Nike and withdrawing an offer of up to $1 million in incentives over its controversial decision to pull its Betsy Ross flag shoes from the market, Gov. Doug Ducey...

Nurses are biggest beneficiaries of licensing fee waivers

A program that allows low-income Arizonans to get started on their careers without paying fees for their state-issued occupational licenses has been a hit with people who are going into nursing.Under the 2017 law,...

Allen reverses course, will seek re-election in hotly contested district

A Republican senator’s unexpected re-election announcement has injected new drama into a key district in northern Arizona that could determine which party controls both chambers of the legislature after 2020.Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, told...