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Ducey says he fired agency head over sting; director denies it

Gov. Doug Ducey. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

Gov. Doug Ducey said he fired the head of the Department of Weights and Measures because he planned a pre-Super Bowl sting against Uber and Lyft with the intention of shutting down the popular ride-sharing companies, the first time the governor has publicly discussed the reasons he did not retain the interim director.

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Mystery theater at the Capitol

The Capitol community is buzzing today over DOA Director Brian McNeil’s firing, and while rumors are rampant, no one is quite sure what led to the longtime Brewer loyalist’s sudden downfall. The Ninth Floor described the reason for McNeil’s ouster as a “personnel matter,” but wouldn’t elaborate.

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Brewer fires ADOA director McNeil (access required)

Brian McNeil

Gov. Jan Brewer has fired Arizona Department of Administration Director Brian McNeil over what the administration described as a “personnel matter,” a move that stunned Capitol observers due to its peculiar timing and McNeil’s deep ties to the governor.

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