Politics

Ducey says no to GOP senator’s proposed tax hike to fund education

Gov. Doug Ducey rejected a Republican senator’s call to raise Arizona’s sales tax rate to provide more funding for education.“We don’t need a tax increase. We’ve got available dollars right now. We’re going to...

Sinema and McSally aren’t the first senators to serve together after being campaign rivals

They’re not the first senators who duked it out during a campaign before going on to work together.

As Trump visits border, AZ congressional Dems reject ‘manufactured’ crisis claims

Arizona Democrats say there's no crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite President Donald Trump's attempts this week to intensify support for a wall.Democrats, including those who represent the districts that border with Mexico, accuse...

Brnovich sues regents over ASU development deals

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to make Arizona State University put one of its properties back onto the tax rolls and is claiming in a new lawsuit that the university is shielding private...

Few voters use federal-only ballots

Only a small number of people in Arizona cast federal-only ballots in the 2018 election, an option that’s available for people who don’t provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.

Kyl was paid $75k a year for lectures, advisory work & co-teaching a single seminar

Arizona State University has explained, at least partially, what former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has done for the school since 2013 to earn a hefty paycheck.

Arizona federal employees grapple with shutdown’s effects

The government shutdown continues to dominate Washington, D.C., and is nearing a milestone set previously during the Clinton administration over a fight with the GOP led house over medicare for longest shutdown in U.S. history and Arizona federal workers are starting to feel the pressure.

Sonoran guv: Build bridges, not walls

With the backdrop of a presidential trip to the southern border and a government partially shut-down over disagreement on funding for a border wall, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich of Sonora, Mexico, told the Arizona Mirror she rejects plans to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Hobbs, Hoffman give Dems something to cheer about in inaugural speeches

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman planted their flags as Arizona’s first Democratic statewide elected officials in nearly a decade when they were sworn in on Monday.

Ducey says no spending sprees as he prepares for second term

Gov. Doug Ducey faces a far rosier budget situation than when we he first took the oath of office four years ago, but as he was sworn in for his second term, he made clear that he plans to hold the line on spending this year.