Politics

Guv’s task force on child sex abuse to begin work soon

A task force created by Gov. Doug Ducey that aims to look into cases of childhood sexual abuse and help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state law that aid victims in Arizona will be begining its work next month.

Ducey: Culture change needed at Corrections Dept

The next director of the Arizona Department of Corrections will have to address leadership problems that contributed to an ongoing issue with faulty locks at the Lewis prison, Gov. Doug Ducey said following the release of an in-depth report on the matter.

Former lawmaker McGuire challenging O’Halleran in Dem primary

A former Democratic state senator is running against Congressman Tom O’Halleran in next year’s primary, and despite her reputation as a moderate during her years in the legislature, she’s challenging him from the left.Barbara...

‘Trump Unity Bridge’ float comes to AZ Capitol

Workers near the Arizona Capitol were jarred Monday when a pro-Trump float blasting Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" briefly posted up outside the Executive Tower, where Gov. Doug Ducey's office is located.

Report finds chronic underfunding fueled Lewis lock problem

Staffing issues caused by chronic underfunding by the legislature was a prime factor in fueling the Arizona Department of Corrections’ failure to remedy a problem with faulty locks at the Lewis prison, according to a report by two former Arizona Supreme Court chief justices.

Flake: Racist language doesn’t make Trump racist

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake says President Donald Trump is guilty of making racist statements, but critics “go too far” when they use those statements to castigate Trump as a racist.

Disgraced ex-Rep. Stringer returns to Capitol

Former Rep. David Stringer, who resigned from the legislature amid an ethics investigation into racist comments and sex crimes charges he faced in Baltimore in the early 1980s, returned to the Capitol Thursday for the time since he relinquished his seat in March.

AZ Republicans take a giant step backwards on immigration and race

Once upon a time, not long ago, in a land called Arizona, there was a group of Republican politicians who wanted to shed the state’s post-SB1070 nativist image.

Puerto Rico’s disgraced ex-guv, Ricky Rosselló, called Ducey a mentor. AZ guv now wishes Rosselló ‘all the best’

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday wished his disgraced counterpart in Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, “all the best.”

Firefighter cancer claim sparks dispute between Glendale, senator

Kevin Thompson exudes optimism, even when talking about the harsh reality of his cancer diagnosis.
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