Ducey school safety plan starts with same problems as before
Gov. Doug Ducey’s call for lawmakers to pass his school safety plan that stalled last year may fall on deaf ears if he can’t alleviate the concerns of both Democrats and Republicans.
Ducey calls for bipartisanship in State of the State, sets stage for schisms with GOP lawmakers
With the GOP facing historically narrow margins in the Legislature, Gov. Doug Ducey kicked off the 2019 legislative session with a call for bipartisanship on key issues like water, K-12 education, school safety and legislative immunity.
DPS director says wall needed for border ‘crisis’
WASHINGTON – Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said there is an “ongoing crisis” at the border affecting all states, not just Arizona, and he called on Washington to fund a border wall to help stop it. “I think there’s misconceptions about what the wall is,” Milstead said in Washington Friday. “It’s not […]
Ducey eyes anti-recidivism, but not justice reform
Gov. Doug Ducey’s ongoing commitment to reducing Arizona’s prison population by reducing recidivism doesn’t necessarily extend to criminal justice reforms that would result in fewer incarcerations in the first place.
Ducey hopes second time’s a charm for school safety plan
Gov. Doug Ducey is optimistic that his school safety plan, which fell short last year after Republican lawmakers opposed a key provision, will have better luck in 2019.
Sinema joins GOP colleagues in effort to repeal ACA insurance tax
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is joining Republican senators in a bid to permanently ax a piece of President Obama’s signature health care law.
Can Brnovich sue ASU?
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming massive real estate deals done by Arizona State University violate state law, but ASU and others are arguing he cannot sue his own client.
Ducey says no to GOP senator’s proposed tax hike to fund education
Gov. Doug Ducey rejected a Republican senator’s call to raise Arizona’s sales tax rate to provide more funding for education. “We don’t need a tax increase. We’ve got available dollars right now. We’re going to have a nice, healthy, hearty debate about where we are going to invest and spend and save them,” Ducey told […]
Southwest Key hires consultant to vet Arizona operations
Southwest Key has hired health care management consultant Robert Hess III to comply with one of the terms of the settlement agreement between the migrant youth shelter operator and the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Sinema and McSally aren’t the first senators to serve together after being campaign rivals
They’re not the first senators who duked it out during a campaign before going on to work together.
As Trump visits border, AZ congressional Dems reject ‘manufactured’ crisis claims
Arizona Democrats say there’s no crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite President Donald Trump’s attempts this week to intensify support for a wall. Democrats, including those who represent the districts that border with Mexico, accuse the president of creating a crisis and argue that the physical barrier he’s demanding is the wrong way to ensure […]
Brnovich sues regents over ASU development deals
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to make Arizona State University put one of its properties back onto the tax rolls and is claiming in a new lawsuit that the university is shielding private companies from paying taxes. “These deals are designed to shield selected companies from property taxes while generating revenue for ABOR and […]