Arizona Politics

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign has taken in nearly $10 million for his re-election bid. (Source: KPHO)

    Arpaio campaign breaking records, spending millions

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign has taken in nearly $10 million for his re-election bid, but has less than half that amount on hand, due to an expensive fund raising effort.

  • Lawmaker priorities differ from voters'

    A CBS 5 News Facebook poll shows respondents overwhelmingly believe education should be lawmakers' first priority during the 2016 legislative session. But an analysis of bills already introduced at the state capitol shows more bills dealing with election reform than any other subject.

  • (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Gov. Ducey rolls out new K-12 school funding proposal

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    The plan the governor announced Thursday would funnel about $1.8 billion in new cash into the state's schools over five years, and smaller amounts in the following five years.
  • State board of ed meets after superintendent files lawsuit

    The Arizona Board of Education will meet Monday morning for the first time since the state superintendent filed a lawsuit asking a judge to clarify her authority over board employees.
  • (Source: RNC)

    RNC holding spring meeting in Scottsdale

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be at the meeting and while he has not formally announced his intention to run for president in 2016, he made a slip of the tongue Wednesday.
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in a Feb. 24, 2015 photo. (Source: KPHO/KTVK file)

    Ducey calls business, education leaders to summit

    Thursday's event at the University of Phoenix Stadium will include a series of political and education speakers and Ducey will lay out his vision for the state.
  • Ducey names new Department of Health Services director

    Ducey named Dr. Cara Christ to head the agency that oversees public health on Wednesday.
  • Sen. John McCain to run for sixth term in Senate

    The 78-year-old senator, who will be 80 by Election Day 2016, downplayed concerns about his age, assuring voters that he still has the energy and the fight to be an effective senator.
  • Senate fails to pass guns in public buildings proposal

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    The Arizona Senate failed to pass legislation that would allow residents with concealed carry permits to bring their guns into government buildings.
  • Texas bill could ban filming cops; set AZ precedent

    House Bill 2918 would make it a class B misdemeanor if someone is caught "filming, recording, photographing, or documenting the officer within 25 feet of the officer; or filming, recording, photographing or documenting the officer within 100 feet of the officer while carrying a handgun.
  • (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    House gives tentative OK to bill outlawing some panhandling

    The House has given initial approval to a bill outlawing aggressive panhandling in public places.
  • Controversial 'consumer flex loan' bill not dead yet

    If you need a quick buck but can't get it from the bank, you don't have a lot of options. While one lawmaker wants to change that, opponents believe his plan will bring back predatory lenders outlawed by voters a few years ago.
  • Senate committee set to hear bills blocking Clean Water Act

    Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff says his bills ensure federal agencies can't create rules affecting states without Congress and the president enacting specifics laws.
  • Tempe and Flagstaff are considering ordinances on how to use plastic grocery bags. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    AZ bill aims to prohibit cities from banning plastic bags

    If a bill making its way through the Arizona legislature passes, it would prohibit city and towns from regulating the use of plastic or paper bags.
  • (Source: CBS5 News)

    Last of 3 photo radar bills fails in Senate committee

    Rep. J.D. Mesnard's House Bill 2221 would have prevented license suspensions because of a missed photo radar court date. 
  • House committee OKs bill for voters to kill Clean Elections

    A House committee has passed a measure asking voters to eliminate the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
  • Senate committee set to hear bills to buy back federal land

    A Senate committee is set to hear three proposals to transfer federal public lands to the state.
  • Arizona House set to debate abortion restrictions bill

    The Arizona House is set to debate a bill barring women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. (Source: CBS 5 News file photo)

    Ducey signs $9.1B state budget plan that cuts spending

    Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a $9.1 billion budget plan that keeps K-12 school funding essentially flat, cuts about $100 million from the state's universities and eliminates state funding for community colleges in Pima and Maricopa County.

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