A lot happens at the Arizona Capitol that doesn’t get reported in news stories, for one reason or another. Sometimes there’s too much going on to report everything. Sometimes it’s not news, it’s simply a rumor worth following. Sometimes, the fun stuff just doesn’t make it into the daily copy.
So, AZ Policy Wonk is an outlet for all of the insider information you won’t get from reading newspaper headlines or watching news clips on TV.
Plus, working in a newsroom of like-minded policy wonks can be an interesting ordeal. And this seems like as good a place as any to share our moments of humor, our frustrations and the daily challenges of gathering news and telling stories.
But, more than anything, it’s a way to start a community discussion about complex, and sometimes divisive, policy issues. That means, reader comments will be necessary. Bad behavior, though, is prohibited – you know what I’m talking about.