election 2016

Jan 19, 2017

Reports show Arpaio spent $12.6 million in re-election bid

The final campaign finance reports from the Maricopa County sheriff's election show that Republican Joe Arpaio spent a total of $12.6 million in his unsuccessful bid for a seventh term in office.

Jan 3, 2017

Commissioners pick Forese as new chairman, while top staffers leave

Regulators today picked Tom Forese as chair of the Arizona Corporation Commission. Former gubernatorial staffer Ted Vogt also took over as executive director of the regulatory agency.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pauses as he answers a question after announcing dozens of arrests in a prostitution sting during a news conference at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Headquarters Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Phoenix. Maricopa County sheriff's deputies made dozens of arrests in the sting in which undercover officers posed as 16-year-old girls as men responded to an online ad. The investigation also resulted in numerous drug-related arrests. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Jan 3, 2017

3 best known Arizona sheriffs out in new year

Arizona's three most populous counties now have new sheriffs after the election defeats of top lawmen in Pima and Maricopa counties and the decision by the Pinal County sheriff to make a failed bid for a congressional seat.

Jan 3, 2017

Year in Review: 2016 Quotes of the Year

Dozens of notable quotes graced the pages of the Arizona Capitol Times this year. Lawmakers threw shade at one another, pundits opined on education and elections, and Capitol regulars offered up some gems as well. Here are our favorite quotes from 2016.

Jan 3, 2017

Explosive spending could be new norm for Corp Comm elections

More than $7 million poured into this year’s Arizona Corporation Commission, largely from two continually sparring foes whose businesses rely heavily on the regulatory body.

Dec 30, 2016

Year in Review: 2016’s best tweets

Capitol Twitter outdid itself this year, from snarky comments from former elected officials to witty insight into national and local politics. Here are our favorite tweets from 2016, in alphabetical order.

Dec 30, 2016

Year in Review: 2016 Photos of the Year

This year, obviously, brought a contentious election nationally, with Republican Donald Trump winning Arizona and the presidency. But we also saw pension reform, student protests, an attempt at marijuana legalization and months of tumult at the Department of Economic Security. Here are the best images from 2016.

Dec 29, 2016

Arizona Supreme Court declines to block Prop 206

Without comment the state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a last-ditch bid by the business community, with support from Gov. Doug Ducey and legislative leaders, to delay the effect of Proposition 206.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Photo by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting)
Dec 28, 2016

Republicans, not Latinos, doomed Arpaio

The fall of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio didn’t result from a surge of Latino voters, despite the opposition he drew from the Hispanic community over his immigration enforcement tactics.

Dec 20, 2016

State Medicaid agency sides with foes of minimum wage boost

Arizona's Medicaid agency is siding with opponents of a voter-approved increase in the minimum wage by arguing in court papers that it is required to spend money because of Proposition 206.

Dec 19, 2016

Arizona’s electors unanimously vote for Trump

About 150 protesters gathered outside the Arizona Capitol as the state's 11 Electoral College voters are set to formally cast ballots for Republican Donald Trump.

Dec 5, 2016

Provisional ballots drop but higher percentage thrown out, canvass shows

Secretary of State Michele Reagan issued the election canvass today, putting an official end to the 2016 election.