Politics

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.

Kyl claims $129k salary from ASU for teaching, but what he taught is a mystery

Kyl disclosed nearly $129,000 from Arizona State University, and at least $5,000 from both Arizona Public Service and Salt River Project, the state’s two largest electric utilities.

Rep. Cook was arrested, charged for 2003 roadside brawl with brother

A police report obtained by the Arizona Mirror details a fight between Globe Republican Rep. David Cook and his brother that led to misdemeanor charges in 2003.