Arizona Elections

To talk about many things, including the Brush & Nib Arizona Supreme Court case and the eight people who are under consideration to be Maricopa County attorney, Julie Erfle, communications consultant at Erfle Uncuffed, and former state lawmaker Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting, joined The Show.
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he's against discrimination of all forms. However, he is backing this week's Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing a Phoenix calligraphy company to refuse making wedding invitations for a gay couple.
Sept. 20, 2019
The question of who is an American should be relatively easy to define, because it’s different than asking who is an American citizen. Clashes over immigration policy, though, have made the conversation much more dramatic and uncomfortable.
Sept. 19, 2019
Eight people have applied to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to be named the new county attorney — at least through the 2020 election.
Sept. 19, 2019
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to get the right to sue the Arizona Board of Regents over what he contends is the unconstitutional tuition at the state's three universities.
Sept. 19, 2019
Progressive Arizona Democrats don’t like the way Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been voting. They say she’s not supporting what they call Democratic Party tenets, so this weekend they plan to censure her.
Sept. 18, 2019
This week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling in the Brush & Nib case is being hailed by many conservatives in Arizona, as a win for religious freedom. Even with the narrow ruling, some critics worry it’s the precipice of a slippery slope.
Sept. 18, 2019
Discussions related to climate change typically focus on science and data, how temperatures have risen or greenhouse gas emissions or melting icecaps, and stories have been written that fit comfortably in that genre, whether they’re dystopian or slightly more uplifting.
Sept. 18, 2019
“It’s really about revitalizing our community,” said Arizona Youth Climate Strike co-leader Aditi Narayanan, a senior at charter school Basis Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2019
There’s a new effort to keep state lawmakers from taking action on any legislation that would benefit them or their families. Paperwork for a new ballot measure was filed Tuesday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Sept. 18, 2019
Phoenix leaders are in the process of exploring civilian oversight options for the police department. On Tuesday, the council held its first work study session called by Mayor Kate Gallego.
Sept. 18, 2019
The Union of Concerned Scientists on Tuesday held a forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss the effects of rising temperatures on health, safety and infrastructure. The forum was based on its July report, “Killer Heat in the United States.”
Sept. 17, 2019
Fleurette Nez of Phoenix has come to rely on free dinners at the nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul and has also relied on the SNAP program since April. But the Trump administration is proposing a change to regulations that would make it harder to get benefits under SNAP, which could affect as many as 40,000 Arizonans.
Sept. 18, 2019
The Arizona Supreme Court is allowing a calligraphy studio to refuse to sell their custom wedding invitations to LGBTQ couples. It's a blow to Phoenix's anti-discrimination ordinance. The decision was 4-3, and the majority said the ruling applied only to this company and only to their wedding invitations. But the decision raises all sorts of questions.
Sept. 17, 2019
Government officials are already getting ready for next year’s decennial census. But, our next guest says data already available could be a good preview of what to expect from the 2020 head count. William Frey is a Demographer at the Brookings Institution, and has been looking at the growing diversity across the country, and in specific states.
Sept. 17, 2019
Voter turnout in Arizona has never reached higher than 80% and that was nearly four decades ago, in 1980, a presidential election year.
Sept. 17, 2019
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was in Washington, D.C. Monday, lobbying U.S. congressional members to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the newly revised North American trade agreement already ratified by Mexico's legislature.
Sept. 17, 2019
Phoenix voters soundly defeated Proposition 105, which sought to end the expansion of light rail in Phoenix in the Aug. 27 special election, largely thanks to neighborhoods where light rail already exists.
Sept. 16, 2019
A grand jury indicted a Phoenix woman after being accused of forging signatures in a series of high-profile medical-marijuana zoning cases.
Sept. 16, 2019
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the owners of Brush & Nib Studios have a constitutional right to refuse to produce wedding invitations for same-sex couples despite a Phoenix anti-discrimination ordinance.
Sept. 16, 2019
In less than a month, thousands of Arizonans who haven't been paying their utility bills are going to have to start up again.
Sept. 16, 2019

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