Analysis

Welcome to battleground: New poll shows why Dems are bullish in AZ in 2020

New polling that shows Democrats leading the presidential and U.S. Senate races in Arizona demonstrates why Arizona will be one of the political epicenters in 2020.

GOP write-in candidates face steep challenges in Corp Comm campaign

Two Republicans have filed to run as write-in candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission, but face a difficult path as they seek to ensure that the GOP doesn’t concede a seat on the powerful regulatory body to the Democrats.

The State of Arizona v. Jodi Arias … and Juan Martinez

The case caption said, “State of Arizona v. Jodi Ann Arias,” but it might just as well have said “State of Arizona v. Juan M. Martinez.”

Tax credit review panel will meet, but after legal deadline to do so

Earlier today, I wrote about the possibility – nay, the likelihood – that a dormant panel charged with reviewing tax credits might actually meet in 2019 and fulfill its statutory duties. It turns out I was partially correct.

Gosar skipped all 15 closed-door impeachment interviews, transcripts show

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar has railed for weeks against the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, accusing Democrats of conducting a “secret kangaroo court” in order to oust Trump.

AZ near bottom in US for salary growth since 2008

In the last decade, Arizona ranks near the bottom of states for salary growth, even as it has been among the national leaders in terms of overall job growth. 

Hoffman to Bowers: Stop spreading conspiracies from hate groups

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is punching back at House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who on Saturday called her “a radical” for wanting to teach medically accurate sex ed in schools and today said her proposal was tantamount to “teaching my kids how to masturbate.” 

There’s plenty of precedent for AZGOP to scrap presidential primary

An incumbent president has never had to stand in Arizona’s presidential preference election, a streak that will remain intact next year after the Arizona Republican Party officially scrapped the 2020 primary to guarantee President Donald Trump is the state’s nominee.
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