Jim Small

Jim Small

Jim Small is a native Arizonan and has covered state government, policy and politics since 2004, with a focus on investigative and in-depth policy reporting, first as a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, then as editor of the paper and its prestigious sister publications. He has also served as the editor and executive director of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.


McSally can’t square her Trump sycophancy with her desire to stay ‘serious’ about impeachment responsibility

By: - October 18, 2019

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally has been saying little publicly about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and what little she has said has tried to distance herself from the politics of the situation and the reality that her fate is tied to his.

Bipartisan condemnation of Trump’s Syria actions, but 3 AZ Republicans stand with him

By: and - October 16, 2019

Three Arizona Republicans voted against a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday condemning President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. 

Planned Parenthood endorses Mark Kelly in US Senate race

By: - October 14, 2019

On the heels on the campaign arm of Planned Parenthood announcing it was planning to spend millions of dollars in Arizona to defeat Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in next year’s election, Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed her likely Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly.

State flush with cash, schools and prisons leading contenders for new spending

By: - October 11, 2019

The state is on track to be flush with cash when lawmakers arrive at the Capitol in January, and the two leading contenders for that windfall are the education and incarceration systems.

Planned Parenthood planning to spend millions against McSally in 2020

By: - October 10, 2019

Planned Parenthood’s super PAC this week announced it was launching a $45 million campaign in 2020 battleground states that will direct several million dollars to Arizona with the goal of defeating Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally.

McSally opposes US abandoning Kurds, who now are under attack

By: - October 9, 2019

Hours before Turkey invaded northern Syria and began an assault on Kurds living in the region, Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said President Donald Trump should not have suddenly pulled troops out of the region that were protecting America’s Kurdish allies.

Kelly continues to dominate McSally in U.S. Senate race fundraising

By: - October 7, 2019

Presumptive Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Mark Kelly continues to be a fundraising juggernaut, raising more than incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally for the third straight quarter and bringing his total raised to almost $14 million.

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

By: and - October 4, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for abortion rights in states across the country, including Arizona. 

GOP senator: AZ foster kids are being sold into sexual slavery

By: - October 4, 2019

A conservative Republican senator who is convinced that the Arizona Department of Child Safety is facilitating the global sex trafficking of children removed from negligent parents called the police on one of his GOP colleagues, alleging that she threatened his life.

Judge rebukes Ducey as ‘defiant,’ says Prop 123 education funding is ‘illegal’

By: - October 1, 2019

A federal judge today tore into Gov. Doug Ducey in a ruling that declares a voter-approved move to increase state funding for public schools from the State Land Trust illegal.

O’Halleran joins ranks of impeachment inquiry supporters

By: - September 30, 2019

Every Arizona Democratic member of Congress now supports the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump for abusing the power of the presidency to benefit his re-election campaign.


Maybe our governor needs a refresher in high school civics

By: - September 27, 2019

Ducey can’t be bothered with thinking about impeachment, nor can he imagine why Congress would want to. For our governor, the constitutional check against an abusive executive is “not what (lawmakers) were elected to do.”