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Arizona Budget Discussion Stalled For Special Wildfire Session
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced a special session for the state Legislature focused on wildfire mitigation and prevention. Ducey says wildfires are the new top priority, so the ongoing state budget discussions are moved to the back burner.
Arizonans Could Vote Green In November After All
Secretary of State Michele Reagan directed the Arizona attorney general's office to allow the Green Party ballot access despite missing the filing deadline.
July 14, 2016
In Flagstaff, Voters Could Face Two Separate Minimum Wage Hike Proposals On The Ballot
Voters in the mountain college town are facing both city and state proposals to increase the minimum wage.
July 14, 2016
Tough Election Ahead For Sen. John McCain
Sen. John McCain said he expects this year to offer the toughest re-election test he’s had. He’s facing a primary challenge from former State Sen. Kelli Ward, and his presumptive Democratic opponent in November is going to be U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
July 13, 2016
Latinos Could Make Arizona A Battleground, But Only If Their Turnout Surges
The number of Latinos eligible to vote in Maricopa County is growing and some expect increased turnout to vote against the immigration policies espoused by Donald Trump. In past elections, Arizona Latino turnout has lagged far below the general electorate's.
July 13, 2016
Signs Of Trouble Inside Arizonas Delegation Less Than Week Before Republican National Convention
Delegates have been told to vote for Donald Trump as nominee, or risk losing their credentials to attend. This order has angered Arizona members of the anti-Trump movement.
July 12, 2016
Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Marijuana Ballot Initiative
Foes of legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Arizona are trying to block voters from getting their say on the measure.
July 11, 2016
Arizona House Speaker Candidates Try To Rally Support
Legislative primaries aren’t until late next month and some of the races won’t even be decided until November. That hasn’t stopped State House Speaker candidates from trying to line up support.
July 11, 2016
Arizonans Likely To Vote On $12 Minimum Wage
Backers of an initiative to raise Arizona’s minimum wage from $8.05 to $12 an hour turned in nearly 272,000 signatures, far more than the 150,000 that have to be verified as valid to get the measure on November’s ballot.
July 7, 2016
Libertarian Movement Grows Despite Few Election Successes
The Libertarian party at the national level is getting a growing amount of positive attention.
July 6, 2016
Republicans Outnumber Democrats In Corporation Commission Races
For a number of years, the Arizona Corporation Commission has been a comfortable panel for Republicans. What about this year's election?
July 5, 2016
Mormon, Hispanic Population Could Boost Hillary Clintons Chances In Arizona
The typical Electoral College map may get upended this November, as Donald Trump’s expected presence at the top of the Republican ticket has analysts wondering what’s to come.
June 30, 2016
Rep. Ruben Gallego: Americans Sick Of All This Gun Violence And No Action
Rep. Ruben Gallego, who represents Arizona’s 7th Congressional District, catches up with KJZZ's Here and Now on gun legislation and voting rights.
June 29, 2016
Commission For Election Accountability Formed To Smooth Out Arizonas Election Process
It will offer recommendations to county recorders and the Secretary of State’s Office about how to make the state’s elections run more smoothly.
June 29, 2016
 We Cannot Keep People From Voting: New Commission Works To Improve Arizona Elections
A group of Arizona non-profits that work on election issues has formed a commission to offer recommendations of ways to make state elections run more smoothly.
June 28, 2016
Joseph Russomanno: Trump A Risk To First Amendment Speech, Press Freedom
The behavior of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump indicates what a President Trump might do. That would seem to include his dismantling of parts of our First Amendment - speech and press freedom. Joseph Russomanno explains.
June 27, 2016
How To Research The Judges On Your Ballot
When you get your ballot in the mail or consider it when you’re in the voting booth, the most confusing category for most people includes judges. The Show untangles the issue.
June 27, 2016
Dark Money Donation Growth Surges In Arizona
A new report shines a spotlight on the growth of dark and grey money spending in elections.
June 27, 2016
Arizona Lawmaker Accused Of Food Stamp Fraud Wont Seek Re-Election
The Arizona state representative indicted on food stamp fraud charges does not plan to seek re-election. Rep. Cecilia Velasquez filed papers with the Secretary of State’s Office on Friday to remove her name from the ballot.
June 24, 2016
Surprise City Council Approves Bond Vote, Shelves Property Tax Increase
The bond would give Surprise $63 million for more public safety and law enforcement buildings, road improvements on Greenway and Litchfield Roads and a future recreation complex.
June 22, 2016
Presidential Race Could Rattle Arizona Legislative Elections
Could Trump hurt the GOP in Arizona congressional races? And could that also go down ballot as far as the legislature?
June 22, 2016