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Ducey shoots back at Shooter’s claims of ‘suspicious’ state contracts

Posted by   /  February 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com Shortly after former Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter was expelled by his peers following a long-winded sexual harassment report, the disgraced lawmaker attempted to shift attention to someone else: Gov. Doug Ducey. Shooter, according to The Arizona Republic, claimed his ousting was “politically motivated” due to what he saw as “suspicious” state contracts […]

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Opioid addiction, overdoses at center of special legislative session

Posted by   /  January 21, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

Legislative package sets $10M for treatment, restrictions for doctors By  Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will call for a special session on Monday to push a spate of changes to prescription and treatment laws in an effort to confront the opioid crisis engulfing the state. The proposal attacks the opioid […]

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Facility will turn Mesa Gateway into hub for trade with Mexico

Posted by   /  January 8, 2018  /  Economy, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

KTAR A facility that inspects goods being sent from American companies to Mexican consumers will open at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway International Airport, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday, setting up the airport as an e-commerce hub. A timeline for the facility to open was not given, but Ducey said $230 million will be spent to develop about […]

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Kirk Adams: Longtime chief of staff loves complexity of role

Posted by   /  September 5, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Cap Times Q&A He was the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives as the state muddled through the worst parts of the Great Recession. He ran for Congress unsuccessfully, then worked for some dark money groups (but he doesn’t like that term). Now, he’s Gov. Doug Ducey’s […]

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Why Gov. Doug Ducey won’t attend President Donald Trump’s Phoenix rally

Posted by   /  August 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Gov. Doug Ducey will greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac after Air Force One touches down Tuesday afternoon for his first presidential visit to the Grand Canyon state. But the Republican governor, who like many in the GOP has diplomatically sidestepped Trump and his more divisive rhetoric, […]

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Lawmakers say Ducey must decide on civil war monuments if legislature passes bill to remove them

Posted by   /  August 19, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey’s assertions that he has no role in deciding the future of four Confederate monuments on state land appear not to be backed up by statute, according to a key state lawmaker. House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said any decisions about removing those […]

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Paradise Valley approves cellular infrastructure limitations

Posted by   /  August 11, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Melissa Fittro | Paradise Valley Independent The State of Arizona earlier this year made it easier for wireless carriers to construct and install cell-phone towers in cities and towns throughout the state, but at least in the Town of Paradise Valley that structure will have to meet certain design standards. Local officials voted unanimously Aug. […]

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Findings vary on the impact of major sports events in the Valley

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Economy, Sports  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral Arizona’s first NCAA college basketball championship generated more than $324 million in economic impact for the state, according to a new study. But the direct benefit in terms of money spent by visitors this past late March and early April is less, with the actual tax […]

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Judge: New Arizona law regulating citizen initiatives can take effect, for now

Posted by   /  August 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Alexa Chryssovergis and Alia Beard Rau | The Republic A new state law making it tougher for residents to put issues on the ballot will take effect Wednesday, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge has ruled. But “it’s certainly a possibility” the ruling will be appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, said attorney Roopali […]

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Another top Arizona business leader is pushing for a big increase in state education tax

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Alia Beard Rau | The Republic While Gov. Doug Ducey remains mum on his position on increasing the state’s education sales tax, the businessman he appointed to help overhaul the state’s school-funding formula now publicly is pushing for a hike. Related: Non-profit alleges campaign volunteers, school district violated election laws Jim Swanson, CEO of […]

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