The first candidate running for the 2018 Arizona state treasurer race announced his candidacy today.Read More »
2010 decision to mortgage state’s assets threatens cash reserves
Borrowing billions of dollars allowed Arizona to limp through the worst financial crisis in its history. But the decision to mortgage state assets that include the House and Senate buildings has an unwanted underside: It precludes the state from having significant cash reserves.
Republican Doug Ducey capped the most expensive treasurer's race in Arizona history with a win over Democrat Andrei Cherny.Read More »
Polling on Arizona’s statewide races has consistently shown GOP candidates on top, and Republicans are optimistic that the anti-Democratic mood sweeping the state and the country will give them total control of state government.
Only a couple of relatively competitive races stand between Republicans and their first sweep of Arizona’s six statewide offices since 1994, not including the Corporation Commission.
Something other than the state's overdrawn checkbook is stewing in the treasurer's office. Dean Martin's campaign Web site - votedeanmartin.com - has been updated with a countdown clock. "It's coming soon" the site says, under a ticker that shows the days, hours, minutes and seconds slipping away. What is "coming soon" remains unclear.Read More »