Tag Archives: Doug Cole

2013 Best of the Capitol


As guests strolled along the red carpet at the Phoenix Art Museum for the Arizona Capitol Times 2013 Best of the Capitol awards event, a sense of excitement and anticipation filled the air. For the first time in the contest’s ...

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Vacation time, French-style (access required)

France may be the GOP’s favorite cautionary example for liberal economic policies, but it’s a fine place for a post-election trip. Now that the election is over, Gov. Jan Brewer’s advisor Chuck Coughlin is making up for lost time by ...

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The quiet candidate: No budget solutions from Goddard so far   (access required)

In a gubernatorial campaign season that has been almost exclusively defined by Arizona's crippling budget crisis, Attorney General Terry Goddard has been the silent candidate. Goddard has had the Democratic nomination locked up for nearly a year. But because he waited until Jan. 22 to become an official candidate, he has been able to avoid issues that don't directly affect his office. As attorney general, it wasn't his duty to provide budget solutions - and he hasn't been eager to offer any.

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Parker treads fine line by heading anti-tax committee (access required)

Clean Elections watchdogs are keeping a wary eye on Save Our Jobs: Stop the Tax Hike, a committee formed by gubernatorial hopeful Vernon Parker. The committee, which Parker founded earlier this month, aims to block a 1-cent sales tax increase proposed by Gov. Jan Brewer.

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Capitol Quotes 12/4

"My big fear is that the governor is going to play a Grinch for Christmas and put coal in the taxpayers' stockings by hiking taxes." - Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican from Lake Havasu City, saying he would show up if the Legislature convenes for a special session in December.

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