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Governor says DOC not to blame in prison riot (access required)

Gov. Doug Ducey discusses the Arizona Department of Corrections' culpability in prison riots that occurred in Kingman on Wednesday, August 26. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times.)

Arizona’s Department of Corrections did nothing wrong in overseeing a private prison where a riot occurred last month and a breakout left two dead in 2010, Gov. Doug Ducey said today as he announced the state is terminating its contract with company managing the prison.

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AHCCCS wins round 1 in expansion fight

In his ruling this morning upholding the Medicaid expansion, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach wrote that the 36 GOP legislators challenging the measure failed both to prove that the hospital assessment was a tax instead of a fee and that it didn’t meet the exemptions laid out in Prop 108.

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