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Andy Tobin?

Lottery Director Tony Bouie resigned effective yesterday. His resignation came two days after the Phoenix New Times published a series of allegations that he had improperly used state vehicles for personal reasons and hired a number of friends at the agency.

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She’ll need a plane, not a bike, in CD1

Republican Wendy Rogers has jumped into the already-crowded primary race in sprawling CD1. Rogers had run twice in CD9, narrowly losing to Vernon Parker in the 2012 primary and losing to Sinema in the general election two years later. For weeks, rumors had run rampant about her joining the race.

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Lyfting up AZ in the ride against Uber regulation

Consider it the annual tease: Ducey today unveiled his priorities for the year, but while he sprinkled his state of the state speech with some details, the public will have to wait until he releases his budget on Friday for more meat. He struck a hopeful note, saying Arizona is “on the rise,” and vowed to keep the state on that trajectory with lower taxes, reduced regulations and improved education.

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The joys and perils of a government-sponsored road trip

In a 3,600-word article, the Capitol Times this morning reported on the unusually high use by House staffers and legislators of state cars, which they have rented at the House’s expense. Strict rules govern the use of state fleet vehicles, which state employees and officials can rent for official purposes.

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Let freedom ring (access required)

News broke this morning that Ducey has appointed Clint Bolick, the Goldwater Institute’s lead litigator, to the Arizona Supreme Court. The appointment wasn’t surprising, given the chorus of support that Bolick received from prominent members of the political community. To ...

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Empty your wallets and welcome to hell week (access required)

By our tally, there are 27 fundraisers in this year’s “Hell Week,” as legislators scramble to refill their campaign coffers before the session begins and they are prohibited from accepting contributions from lobbyists. (By way of comparison, there were 34 ...

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