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2015 Session Wrap Q&A: Governor Doug Ducey (access required)

Gov. Doug Ducey. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

Doug Ducey couldn’t have asked for much more in his first term as governor. Aside from a contentious bill to create a state inspector general, Arizona’s new governor achieved everything he sought. He worked out a budget deal with the Legislature in record time. He signed the American Civics Act he campaigned on.

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2015 Session Wrap Q&A: Senate President Andy Biggs (access required)

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

The stars aligned for Senate President Andy Biggs in 2015. The numbers don’t show it, but the makeup of the Senate proved more conservative. A new governor worked well with Republican leadership in the Senate. Meanwhile, Biggs was once again a force behind the budget and took the lead to end the session in record time.

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House Republicans want oversight of speaker’s ‘excessive spending’ (access required)

Speaker of the House David Gowan praises the work of legislators in finishing the legislative session quickly on April 15, 2015. (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

House Speaker David Gowan’s Republican colleagues don’t trust him with the power of the House purse. Gowan told the Arizona Capitol Times that the House has plans in place for a large-scale construction project. The project, which Gowan said is still in the planning phase, will include installing showers and building a new “multi-purpose” room, a massive overhaul of the House basement and offices there, along with new carpet throughout the House.

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