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Governor Doug Ducey to Pinal Partnership!

Posted by   /  February 6, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Pinal Partnership is hosting a breakfast with Governor Doug Ducey, who will be talking about the things that matter to Pinal County. The State of the State event is on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Robson Ranch in Eloy. Get all the details here:

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Guest Column: Arizona’s budget must reflect our water challenges

Posted by   /  February 2, 2020  /  Water  /  No Comments

The Arizona Dept. of Water Resources suffered deep budget cuts following the Great Recession that continue to constrain its operations and, perhaps more importantly, its ability to ensure long-term, reliable water supplies to support Arizona’s economy. By Ellen O’Brien & Christopher Kuzdas | Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) […]

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Ducey asks 9th Circuit to void court decision on land trust

Posted by   /  January 29, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that could affect his ability and that of future governors to tap a special education trust account to funnel more cash into schools. But the new filings with the 9th Circuit […]

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Gov. Ducey talks real estate and more in visit with development community

Posted by   /  January 29, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Gov. Doug Ducey. / Photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr / Arizona Mirror By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey offered reassurance with a dose of caution about the future of continued growth in the state when he spoke to the real estate development community at a Valley Partnership meeting Friday. Arizona […]

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‘State of the State,’ West Valley style

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Gov. Doug Ducey gave a West Valley version of his State of the State speech at Avondale’s Phoenix Raceway. A crowd of 500 gathered for lunch and to hear Ducey. / Brandon Richardson / West Valley View By Tom Scanlon | West Valley View  Two days after delivering his sixth State of the State speech to […]

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Ducey rails against ballot proposal to raise taxes on the rich and use revenue for schools, teacher pay

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Gov. Doug Ducey By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey urged the business community and real estate industry to oppose a proposed ballot question that would raise state income taxes on the wealthy.    “I will be working very hard against it,” Ducey told the Valley Partnership real estate group Friday […]

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Governor urges law to keep insiders off regulatory panels

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Andrew Nicla | Arizona Capitol Times In an effort to “chip away at the deep-rooted cronyism” and clean up government, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to put more members of the public on state regulatory boards and commissions instead of industry insiders. Ducey said during his State of the State Address on January 13 he […]

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Ducey’s proposed infrastructure upgrades road to bipartisanship

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Transportation  /  No Comments

A UPS truck passes a digital sign on I-10. Gov. Doug Ducey proposed in his January 13 State of the State Address to earmark funds for a six-lane bridge on I-10 over the Gila River between Phoenix and Tucson./ADOT By Julia Shumway | Arizona Capitol Times Spending part of a one-time windfall to build new […]

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Gov. Ducey seeks to distinguish Arizona as model for others in 2020 State of the State address

Posted by   /  January 13, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic  In his sixth — and, at 64 minutes, longest ever — State of the State speech Monday, Gov. Doug Ducey returned to familiar topics to paint Arizona as a model for the nation. Reducing red tape. Rewarding good schools. Protecting the public. Keeping the economy humming.  “If imitation really […]

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Ducey floats idea of not electing county assessors, treasurer

Posted by   /  December 8, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The treasure’s post has always been an elective office in Arizona. Doug Ducey was treasurer when ascended to the governorship. By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Pinal Central  Gov. Doug Ducey said Friday that Arizona could do “just as well” without electing certain county officials, like the assessor. And he even conceded it may […]

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