Politics

Valenzuela fuming over flyer calling police, lobbyist support ‘blood money’

An incendiary political flyer hit the race for Phoenix mayor last week.

Bill banning early ballot drop-offs appears doomed

Senate Republicans advanced a controversial bill that would bar Arizonans from dropping off their early ballots in person at polling places, but GOP holdouts appear likely to stop it from going any further.Republican Sens....

Straight from the fever swamps to your inbox

There is a curious newsletter that periodically lands in my email inbox, and the inboxes of most political reporters in Arizona. Titled the “American Post-Gazette,” the newsletter is filled with the (frequently conspiratorial) musings...

Bills aim to create committee to study violence against Native women

Data on murders of indigenous women is hard to come by, and bills proposed in the Arizona House and Senate aim to shine a light on that and more.

Arizona continues to race to the bottom on public education

The Arizona strike revealed a sad reality: Arizona’s public school system is in a race to the bottom.

Tax conformity veto sets up showdown

Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a tax conformity bill, setting up a showdown with Republican legislators and injecting more uncertainty for Arizonans who are preparing to file their 2018 taxes.

Voters just rejected expanding ESA access. This bill would do the opposite.

Less than three months after voters rejected a legislative attempt to broadly expand a controversial school choice program, a Republican senator is hoping lawmakers will approve a narrower expansion for middle-class students.Senate Bill 1396,...

An end to second-class citizenship? Arizona, don’t let us down

If you’re like most Americans, you probably thought the Constitution already guarded against sex discrimination. But you’re wrong.

Number of Arizonans who see climate change as ‘serious problem’ jumps

The number of Arizonans who believe climate change is a “serious problem” has grown sharply in the past three years, according to an annual survey of Western-state voters’ opinions on environmental issues.

AZGOP audit says Fontes actions questionable, not illegal

Preliminary results of an audit commissioned by the Arizona Republican Party concluded that Maricopa County’s Democratic recorder didn’t violate any laws during the 2018 general election and that two disputed policies he implemented didn’t affect the outcomes of any races.