Like Gov. Jan Brewer in 2009, the winner of the gubernatorial race between Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal will find himself in the unenviable position of trying to erase a massive budget deficit. Legislative fiscal analysts say the state is expected to face a $520 million deficit for the current fiscal year and will be in a $1 billion hole in fiscal year 2016, which begins next July 1.Read More »
Attorneys for the state are using a largely technical argument in a last-ditch effort to salvage Arizona’s laws that prohibit gays from marrying.Read More »
Republican Corporation Commission candidates Tom Forese and Doug Little now admit they broke Arizona’s campaign finance laws, and each has been assessed a $1,000 fine by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, meaning the two will avoid a deeper investigation into their campaign finance reports.Read More »
The executive director of the Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission has recommended a full investigation into the campaigns of Republican Corporation Commission candidates Doug Little and Rep. Tom Forese over possible violations of campaign finance laws.Read More »
Fred DuVal and Doug Ducey finally found something on which they agree.
Neither wants to divulge whether they ever inhaled.
In their final debate before the Nov. 4 general election, Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal grappled with how they would solve the billion-dollar deficit they’ll inherit as Arizona’s next governor, with neither candidate giving much in the way of firm proposals.Read More »
Facing a lawsuit they appeared to be losing, state prison officials have agreed to improve health care for the more than 34,000 inmates in their custody.Read More »
Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal are set to face off for the fifth and final time as each tries to convince voters to elect them as the next Arizona governor.Read More »
Fred DuVal’s Arizona driver’s license was suspended for several months this year. A campaign aide would not disclose whether he actually operated a motor vehicle during that period, but other media reports say that he did drive during the roughly four months the license was suspended.Read More »
With a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana looming over the 2016 election, Republican Rep. Ethan Orr of Tucson wants the Legislature to beat voters to the punch and legalize it.Read More »