Arizona Politics News

The Show on KJZZ

Listen live weekdays at 9 a.m.

All AZ public school students are now eligible for a voucher. But the debate continues
All of Arizona’s 1.1 million public school students would be eligible for a voucher to attend a private school under a bill approved by Republicans in the state Legislature during the final hours of the session.
SCOTUS ruling allows Biden to end Remain in Mexico
A Supreme Court Ruling will allow the Biden administration to scrap the Trump-era policy commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico.”
Maricopa County attorney: Pre-statehood abortion law is enforceable
While state prosecutors are still navigating the legal landscape after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell believes a pre-statehood law can be enforced.
10 years after DACAs introduction, its under threat. But this Dreamer is ready to fight
June 15 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.
June 15, 2022
Supreme Court ruling could transform how immigration policy is challenged
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants cannot band together to challenge immigration policy in any lower federal court. But analysts say it could also change the lawsuits from states move through the courts.
June 15, 2022
Justices: Arizonans dont have right to know jurors names
The state Supreme Court ruled Arizonans have no legal right to know the names of jurors who are deciding criminal cases.
June 14, 2022
In Yavapai County, older adults rely on mail-in voting and drop boxes
Last week, a judge rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s request to block most mail ballots for the 2022 election. However, many older adults rely on early voting and voting by mail, especially in more rural parts of the state.
June 14, 2022
Donor-conceived advocates are changing sperm and egg donation laws
Colorado recently became the first state in the country to ban anonymous sperm and egg donation. It has long been a largely unregulated industry, but now, activists have united in groups like We Are Donor Conceived and are advocating for more legislation like this.
June 14, 2022
The clock is ticking on the fiscal year — and theres still no state budget
Lawmakers are no doubt hearing the clock ticking down on the fiscal year, with no new budget ready to vote on yet.
June 14, 2022
Pence stumps for GOP candidates, and potentially himself, at the southern border
Former Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech in Phoenix designed to bolster Republicans candidates ahead of the midterm elections, and tease his own potential candidacy for president in 2024.
June 13, 2022
Poll: Strong support for increasing education funding
A majority of likely Arizona voters — 82% — support increasing funding for K-12 public education.
June 13, 2022
County Attorneys Office moves to fire prosecutor
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is set to fire April Sponsel, the prosecutor who brought gang charges against Black Lives Matter protesters that were later dismissed. Sponsel had been with the MCAO for 18 years but has been on paid leave for more than a year.
June 12, 2022
Navajo Nation still struggling with distribution of American Rescue Plan Act funding
The Navajo Nation Controller’s Office is coming under fire from Nation legislators due to slow distribution of American Rescue Plan Act hardship checks, as over 6,000 applications remain outstanding.
June 12, 2022
Testimony: AZ Proud Boys were at U.S. Capitol right before Jan. 6 rioters turned on police
A key new detail from this week’s hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection was the revelation that leaders of two extremist groups met the night before a pro-Trump mob overran the U.S. Capitol.
June 10, 2022
Ducey to join Pence at upcoming Phoenix border address
Former Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Arizona on Monday to deliver an address on border issues.
June 10, 2022
Phoenix-based photographer recounts scenes from Jan. 6 attack
In the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Phoenix-based photographer Alberto Mariani had a feeling he needed to be there, so he grabbed a flight to Washington, D.C., and put himself in the middle of the action — which wound up being more than he bargained for.
June 10, 2022
WATCH: House Jan. 6 committee hearings
The U.S. House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is holding a series of public hearings.
More Arizona politics news
June 9, 2022
A reporters firsthand account of Arizonas execution of Frank Atwood
Arizona Republic Jimmy Jenkins was denied witnessing Frank Atwood's execution as a journalist. But he was present that day as a guest. The Show spoke with him to learn about his experience and about Arizona's executions.
Hear more interviews from The Show
June 9, 2022
AZ Senate passes bill allowing police to gather DNA for felony arrests
While the 20-8 vote drew approval from most of the senators who hoped it would help expand police tools to solve cases, some were concerned such a law would violate due process.
June 9, 2022
Superintendent of public instruction race: The candidates
Here are the candidates for Arizona's superintendent of public instruction race in the 2022 midterms.
June 9, 2022
Art exhibit Uprooted confronts the weeds of modern-day imperialism
An exhibition at Modified Arts in Phoenix features an array of pieces — digital and otherwise — by artists who are also activists focused on what imperialism has done to their homes, including Korea and the Philippines.
June 9, 2022
New info on Arizonans, Jan. 6 insurrection could emerge at D.C. hearing
The select committee investigating the deadly insurrection by a pro-Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol is promising to reveal new materials at a hearing Thursday.
June 9, 2022
2022 Arizona treasurers race: The candidates
Here are the candidates for Arizona's treasurer race in the 2022 midterms.
June 8, 2022