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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.
Former President Bill Clinton Addresses Phoenix Crowd
Former President Bill Clinton was in Phoenix Sunday talking to voters before this week’s presidential preference election. The rally to support his wife’s candidacy drew about 1,000 people to the Central High School gymnasium.
March 20, 2016
Bernie Sanders Saturday Rally Brings Thousands To Arizona State Fairgrounds
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was back Saturday night for his second Valley appearance in five days.
March 19, 2016
Donald Trump Events In Phoenix, Fountain Hills Met With Protests
Protesters blocked a main road leading into Fountain Hills on Saturday where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was staging a campaign rally alongside Maricopa County’s contentious sheriff, Joe Arpaio.
March 19, 2016
Trump Returns To Phoenix, Protests Expected
Donald Trump, who is the favorite to win Arizona’s winner-take-all 58 delegates, is first scheduled to appear at an event at the Phoenix Convention Center with Sean Hannity of Fox New, then will hold a rally at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills.
March 18, 2016
More Than 7,000 Gather For Bernie Sanders Rally In Downtown Phoenix
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in Phoenix in Tuesday night to hold a last-minute rally. Topics like immigration and healthcare reform dominated much of the conversation.
March 15, 2016
Arizona House To Debate Campaign Finance System Overhaul
Opponents like Democrat Steve Farley of Tucson said it will give campaigns more leeway to commit financial abuse.
March 14, 2016
Early Ballots Are Coming In For Arizona Presidential Primary
As of late Friday afternoon, the Maricopa County Recorder's office had received 43 percent of Democratic early ballots and 42 percent of Republican early ballots.
March 11, 2016
Dark Money, Open Primaries Efforts Suspended Over Funding Problems
The effort to put both issues on the November ballot started with a million dollars from Texas billionaire John Arnold.
March 11, 2016
Arizona Senate Republicans Approve Campaign Finance Law Changes, Democrats Cry Dark Money Foul
One change allows groups organized as nonprofits under the Internal Revenue Code to not disclose donors to political efforts.
March 9, 2016
Arizona US Senators Join GOP Chorus Condemning Trump
Senator Jeff Flake told KJZZ that if Trump wins the Republican nomination, he doesn’t believe he could win the White House.
March 4, 2016
John McCain Joins Mitt Romney In Condemning GOP Front Runner Donald Trump
After 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted Donald Trump as a “phony and a fraud” today, the 2008 nominee from Arizona has joined him in condemning their party’s front runner, Donald Trump.
March 3, 2016
Mexicans Express Disappointment, Concern At Trump
Donald Trump's Super Tuesday success didn’t go unnoticed in Mexico, where disapproval of the Republican front runner has been expressed with everything from Trump-faced piñatas to public condemnation.
March 2, 2016
Hillary Clinton Far Ahead In Latest Poll Of Arizona Democrats
New poll of likely Arizona Democratic voters shows Hillary Clinton pulling ahead of Bernie Sanders, meaning the Grand Canyon State may be just a flyover for the two top candidates.
Feb. 29, 2016
Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon Wont Run For Reelection
In a surprising development on Thursday, Arizona’s Fifth District Congressman Matt Salmon announced he wouldn’t run for reelection.
Feb. 25, 2016
Arizonas Independents Push For More Rights At The Polls
Arizona's independent, unaffiliated voters have begun banding together. The rule that excludes independents from the presidential primary is just one example of what independents in Arizona find to be unfair about the state’s voting system.
Feb. 25, 2016
Mexican Foreign Minister: Trump Demeans Her People
Claudia Ruiz Massieu is no stranger to tough politics. She is the daughter of a former governor of the Mexican state of Guerrero who was assassinated. She is the niece of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.
Feb. 22, 2016
Time Almost Out To Register For Arizonas Presidential Preference Election
Only those registered with a recognized political party can vote in the March 22 election.
Feb. 22, 2016
Protesters: Arizona Senate Bill 1017 Unfair To Immigrants
About 50 protesters marched on the steps of the Capitol on Monday in Phoenix chanting “boycott racism” to rally against bills they consider onerous to immigrants making their way through the Legislature.
Feb. 15, 2016
Arizona Voters Could Decide Changes To 2 Election-Related Agencies
Two measures working their way through the Arizona Legislature would ask voters to make changes to agencies they’ve previously voted to set up.
Feb. 12, 2016
Arizona Could Stop Funding Presidential Primary, Cites Too Many Independents
Supporters believe taxpayers should not be paying for the election because the bulk of Arizona voters are independent, and independents cannot vote in the primary.
Feb. 11, 2016

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