Arizona Elections

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Tuesday said he would not advance his repeal of Arizona’s water forfeiture law. The bill has led the Gila River Indian Community to threaten to pull out of the state’s drought plan for the Colorado River.
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In Arizona, veterans are nearly four times as likely as other residents to die by suicide, according to an ASU study in 2016. The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill to establish an annual report of veteran suicides in the state.
Feb. 19, 2019
Mexico will allow congress re-elections for the first time in nearly a century. With that in mind, two Mexican entrepreneurs developed a tool to monitor legislators; an instrument that they hope will empower democracy in Mexico and in other parts of the world.
Feb. 19, 2019
A bill making its way through the Legislature aims to fix how Arizona schools can address unpaid fees in the lunchroom.
Feb. 19, 2019
The next big winner of the Arizona Lottery could be "none of your business.''
Feb. 19, 2019
More Arizonans today — nearly two-thirds in fact — are concerned about climate change and view it as a serious problem. That’s one of the main findings from the latest Conservation in the West Poll.
Feb. 19, 2019
The safety of U.S. elections moved into the spotlight during and following the 2016 campaign season. Because of this, lawmakers have been working on solutions. $380 million was recently approved by congress to provide states with additional funding to improve their systems.
Feb. 19, 2019
An investigation into the financials of the East Valley Institute of Technology, or EVIT, has turned up some questionable contracts involving current and former state lawmakers.
Feb. 19, 2019
Since the 1990s when Columbine High School in Colorado became the site of America's first major school shooting, the issue of school violence and school safety, by extension, has dominated politics.
Feb. 19, 2019
A compromise appears to be emerging at the state Capitol regarding a plan to increase state sales taxes to get more money to public education.
Feb. 19, 2019
The Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed surprise inspections of medical marijuana dispensaries. Lawmakers decided to keep the current standards Monday, which require the state health department to give a dispensary notice before inspection.
Feb. 19, 2019
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Feb. 18, 2019
One of the biggest issues being discussed before Arizona's next legislative session is the potential for reforms or changes to laws governing state charter schools.
Feb. 18, 2019
Last week was the anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but, all year long, student activists have raised their voices to ask lawmakers to pass gun-safety laws — and it appears to be working.
Feb. 18, 2019
U.S. trade policy has changed dramatically over two years of the Trump Administration, with modifications made to some agreements.
Feb. 18, 2019
On Thursday, a major conference will begin in Vatican City as the Catholic Church again tries to confront the sex abuse scandal that has damaged the church’s credibility around the world.
Feb. 18, 2019
It's been a dizzying month of news from the U.S.-Mexico border as President Donald Trump declared a national security crisis to shift funding from the military to border security.
Feb. 18, 2019
Advocates for a health insurance program for children from low-income families are pushing lawmakers not to let Arizona once-again become the only state to freeze enrollment in the program.
Feb. 18, 2019
Groups argue declaration violates constitution, affects endangered species.
Feb. 17, 2019
A top Arizona Democrat is accusing the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation that has angered the Gila River Indian Community, a key player in the negotiations.
Feb. 15, 2019
Arizona voters could get yet another chance to create a new position of lieutenant governor. Voters rejected the idea in 1994 and again in 2010.
Feb. 15, 2019

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