Politics

People of color are the future of progressive politics in Arizona

Although the winner still hasn’t been called in several of Arizona’s biggest races, the inevitable post-election debates and critiques have already begun. For progressives, the most important take-away is this: Arizona is on the...

Sinema takes the lead as Dems gain in statewide in latest tally

Kyrsten Sinema has taken the lead in the back-and-forth contest for the U.S. Senate seat, with votes counted on Thursday giving her a roughly 9,600-vote advantage over Martha McSally.

Whether they meant to or not, voters just cut K-12 funding

How long will it take for voters to regret passing Proposition 126? What the flood of voters who headed to the polls almost certainly didn’t know is that their votes for Prop. 126 actually cut future funding for K-12 schools, and made it even more difficult to find additional permanent education funds.

Arizona Democrats need more than a blue wave

Record turnout. Progressive enthusiasm. Young voters. Those three things should have combined to create more wins for Arizona Democrats in Tuesday’s midterm election. Instead, we are licking our wounds and wondering how we failed to capitalize on growing discontent and a changing electorate that favors progressive issues.

Democrats won’t control the AZ House, but their power has increased

Democrats are still the minority in the Arizona House of Representatives, but are poised to capture more seats in the Legislature’s lower chamber than at any time since Republicans took control in the 1966...

Ducey cruises to re-election, GOP leads all statewide offices

The blue wave that Democrats hoped would carry them to victory across the country may have largely skipped Arizona, as Republicans threatened to sweep statewide offices for the third straight election cycle. As expected,...

McSally holds narrow lead, but Senate race too close to call

The blockbuster race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake is too close to call, with Republican Martha McSally holding a razor-thin lead over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as Election Day drew to a close. With...

Clean energy and school voucher propositions go down in flames

Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to expand a controversial school voucher program, which opponents referred to the ballot last year after its passage by the Legislature. Another measure which would have imposed a...

Republicans hold Senate, clinging to House

Republicans held firm in the Arizona Senate while Democrats picked up seats in the state House of Representatives, though it may not be enough for them to wrest control of the chamber from the...

Gallego, Valenzuela will face off in March runoff for Phoenix mayor

Former city councilmembers Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela will face each other in a runoff election for Phoenix mayor after Gallego took a massive lead but fell short of the majority she needed to...
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