Politics

Are Arizona elections safe from hackers?

In November, Arizona voters will be casting their ballots and deciding who will lead the state at the Capitol and represent it in the U.S. Senate, but new research and revelations have cast doubt in some minds about the security of voting systems.

One professor’s view of PAC money in politics

“People who run for office generally say there are two kinds of pacs: My PAC and bad PACs,” said Thomas Volgy, a professor of political science at University of Arizona.

Democrats hoping ‘stars align’ in legislative races

As he talks with voters at their doors in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood, Aaron Lieberman, a Democratic candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives, explains that control of the Legislature runs through Legislative District 28.

Statewide candidates rake in nearly $660K from PACs

 Including candidates who lost in the August elections, statewide candidates have received roughly $657,000 from political action committees. Nearly half of that, almost $314,000, has been raised by Gov. Doug Ducey.

After backing Garcia in 2014, AZ Latino business group staying on sidelines in gov’s race

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically made David Garcia its first ever endorsement in his 2014 bid for state schools superintendent, but it likely won’t be backing him this year as he challenges Gov. Doug Ducey.

Dissecting the differences between the Democrats

The latest poll of Arizona’s two most high-profile races by NBC News and the Marist Institute for Public Polling at Marist College follows the recent trend of polling in the contests for U.S. Senate and governor: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema holds a small lead over Republican Martha McSally for the former, while Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has a comfortable lead over Democrat David Garcia.

Sales tax measure could scuttle education funding plans

Education advocates are concerned that a ballot measure aiming to preemptively outlaw future sales taxes on services would block future tax reforms aimed at generating more money for K-12 schools.Proposition 126 would amend...