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[OPINION] How to make life better for the 132 people who move to Arizona each day

Posted by   /  July 4, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Doug Ducey | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey describes his first term – and why he wants voters to grant him a second term One hundred and thirty-two people. That’s how many Americans got out of bed today somewhere else, loaded up their […]

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Ducey calls separation of kids from parents ‘unnecessary’

Posted by   /  June 19, 2018  /  Immigration  /  No Comments

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called the separation of kids from their parents at the border “unnecessary” and said that’s not the only immigration issue that needs to be addressed. Related: Arizona Rep. Schweikert would rather see families at border stay together “I’ve been calling on Congress for some time to have some type of immigration […]

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Gov. Doug Ducey says state of education in Arizona is ‘on the rise’

Posted by   /  June 6, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR A month after teachers throughout the state walked off the job to force increased funding for their profession, Gov. Doug Ducey said things are looking up for education in Arizona. “The state of education in Arizona is on the rise,” Ducey told KTAR News 92.3 FM recently. “We’ve got a great place to live, work and […]

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Ducey calls Pinal County shining example in a ‘start-up state’

Posted by   /  June 1, 2018  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter “Pinal County is a shining example of what can happen in a start-up state like Arizona,” Gov. Doug Ducey Friday told a large crowd at the monthly Pinal Partnership meeting. Credit for economic growth goes to the small business owners, the job creators, he said, adding 160,000 new private […]

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Ducey praises Pinal County for ‘start-up state’

Posted by   /  June 1, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Speaking to a group in Casa Grande, the governor Friday hailed Arizona and Pinal County as an economic success story. Gov. Doug Ducey said: “Pinal County is a shining example of being in a start-up state.” Ducey, speaking at the monthly meeting of Pinal Partnership, an organization dedicated […]

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Ducey’s office: ‘Obsession’ with who will get McCain’s Senate seat is ‘disgraceful’

Posted by   /  May 31, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Gov. Doug Ducey’s spokesman rebuked political pundits and the national media for speculating about who Ducey might appoint to succeed U.S. Sen. John McCain in the event his seat is vacated. Ducey’s office reiterated Wednesday that McCain remains Arizona’s senior senator — and said he is not planning […]

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Ducey says lessons on evolution to remain in public schools

Posted by   /  May 29, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he believes evolution should remain part of the science standards for public high schools, despite what is being proposed by the state’s top school official. “I believe in God,” the governor said. “I believe God created humanity,” he continued. […]

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Ducey vetoes increase in car insurance requirements

Posted by   /  May 17, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Motorists are going to be able to operate their cars and trucks on Arizona roads with the same level of liability insurance they had to purchase in 1972. Related: New law will make it harder for jobless Arizonans to keep receiving benefits In one […]

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Ducey wants to prioritize long list of needs to fund with legal sports wagering

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  Economy, Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the idea of allowing Arizonans to place bets on sporting events at 55 off-track betting sites around the state. The governor said Tuesday he wants to “maintain the culture and flavor of our state” in deciding who should […]

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Ducey says ‘politics intervened’ in school safety bill that died

Posted by   /  May 11, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Undeterred by opposition from his own party, Gov. Doug Ducey is determined to make another bid next year to let parents and school officials ask judges to take guns away from people who are a danger to themselves or others – assuming he’s still […]

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