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The Breakdown

The Arizona Capitol Times presents The Breakdown, an award-winning weekly podcast on the latest news from the Arizona political scene. Join reporters Ben Giles, Julia Shumway and Dillon Rosenblatt for in-depth analysis from the Capitol and beyond.

The Breakdown: Between the lines

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One Democratic lawmaker wants to spend 2020 tackling a unique form of gerrymandering, and argues that inmates in Arizona prisoners shouldn’t count towards the population of the legislative district that the prison is drawn in.

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The Breakdown: Last laugh

Gov. Doug Ducey showed up Thursday for this Independence Day event wearing sneakers made by the company whose conduct he had criticized just the day before. (Twitter/Coconino County Democratic Party)

Arizona kicked off the holiday weekend with a fight with Nike that put the governor in the national spotlight. Was that the intent all along, and what might that signal for Gov. Doug Ducey’s future plans?

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The Breakdown: Have you no honor?

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How exactly do you work with someone you believe has betrayed you? That’s a question some lawmakers are asking themselves about the state’s county prosecutors after what some saw as an 11th hour reversal on criminal justice reform measures.

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