Tag Archives: Arizona House of Representatives

Q&A with Speaker of the House David Gowan (access required)

House Speaker David Gowan (Photo by Luige del Puerto, Arizona Capitol Times)

When House Speaker David Gowan first came to the Legislature in 2009, the state budget was more than $3 billion in the hole. Seven years later, as Gowan prepares to enter his final year at the Capitol, the budget is nearly balanced and the state has a surplus and money in the rainy day fund.

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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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