Dec 23, 2021

Redistricting panel finishes legislative maps

Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission voted Wednesday 3-2 to adopt maps that are likely to preserve the Republican edge in the Arizona Legislature for the rest of the decade. 

Dec 13, 2021

IRC on track to turn southern AZ congressional district red

The Independent Redistricting Commission is moving to give Republicans an edge in electing members of Congress for the coming decade. 

Dec 6, 2021

Redistricting commission grapples with maps

Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission appear ready to recraft proposed congressional maps to help keep more of Tucson together and separate the largely non-Hispanic areas of Yuma from the rest of the city. 

Aug 28, 2021

Latino city in Arizona grew, but census says it shrank

The overwhelmingly Hispanic community has grown enough over the last decade that it's also building a new elementary school. But the Census Bureau says Somerton actually lost 90 residents during that time, putting its official population at 14,197 people, not the 20,000 that the mayor expected.

Dec 23, 2020

Census figures indicate AZ gets 10th seat in House

All those folks fleeing elsewhere puts Arizona on track for picking up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2022.

May 18, 2020

House set to begin votes on bills Tuesday

The Arizona House of Representatives is set to hear potentially dozens of bills this week -- including a measure to shield businesses from legal liability if a patron or employee gets COVID-19 -- even as the Senate sits recessed, poised to finalize last week’s adjournment motion and end the session.

Apr 8, 2019

The Breakdown: In other news

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk has been targeting medical marijuana patients using extracts – until recently anyway. We’ll actually have that story for you this week.

Jennifer Samuels, left, an eighth grade English teacher who plans to run for the House as a Democrat in Legislative District 15, speaks with LD15 constituents Alex Ariemma, center, and Debbie Voll during the LD15 Democrats meeting at the Paradise Valley Community Center on May 8. (Photo by Paulina Pineda/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 14, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 18: The Red (for Ed) wave?

Red for Ed may be over, but it's too soon to tell what consequences - and possibly new elected officials - it will bring to the Capitol over time.

May 11, 2018

Democratic blitz, GOP votes doomed redistricting measure

The threat of a massive infusion of political spending by a liberal advocacy group during campaign season helped thwart a legislative effort to overhaul Arizona’s redistricting process.

May 17, 2016

Redistricting commission likely to need additional funds

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is likely to need some extra funds after the Legislature declined to let it to use leftover money it says it needs to fight the final legal challenge to the maps it approved in 2012.

Apr 20, 2016

US Supreme Court upholds AZ legislative map

Arizona's 30 legislative districts were legally drawn and can continue to be used through the end of the decade, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.

Feb 15, 2016

Scalia’s death could doom Republican redistricting case

The death Saturday of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could undermine efforts by Arizona Republicans to undo the state's 30 legislative districts.