Hobbs bans TikTok from state work devices
Popular social media app TikTok has to go from devices used for official state business, Gov. Katie Hobbs said in an executive order announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Nominations committee: checks and balances or sabotage?
The problem isn’t the new committee. The problem is the way the committee is being led. If it doesn’t change, and quick, we’re all in a heap of trouble and ordinary Arizonans will be the ones that suffer.
Panel OKs TiKTok ban on government devices, 8-0
A bill that would ban TikTok on Arizona government devices passed its first committee hearing with unanimous support.
Hobbs cancels $210M contracts signed by Ducey
Gov. Katie Hobbs is cancelling more than $210 million in state contracts signed in the final days of former Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration as officials in the new administration argue the deals were “illegal.”
Virtual workforce is choice for more than half of state’s employees
The “New Reality” of a virtual workforce is proving to live beyond the pandemic necessity of 2020 and has emerged as the go-to choice for nearly half of the State of Arizona’s 32,000 person workforce.
Ducey’s choice for agency head shuffles Corp Comm
Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday tapped former Republican congressional contender Lea Marquez Peterson to the agency that decides how much utilities can charge their customers.
Lawmakers, farmers balk at agriculture lab move
The Arizona Department of Agriculture plans to move its laboratory from the Capitol Mall to a building in Chandler, despite opposition from lawmakers and the industry.
State’s no-hire list is short — it’s tough to get blacklisted
It takes a whole lot to end up on the state’s list of people who won’t be considered for jobs. In fact, the state’s employment blacklist only includes four people, two of whom stole money from state coffers.
Former ADOA director Brown resigned over clashes with new Ducey aide
The head of the Arizona Department of Administration quit his job because he was clashing with a new hire in Gov. Doug Ducey’s office, according to emails obtained through a public records request.
State operations chief abruptly resigns
Craig Brown, head of the Arizona Department of Administration, sent in his resignation letter to Gov. Doug Ducey today.
Arizona unemployment rises to 4.5 percent in December
The Department of Administrationai??i??s economic research staff reported that the stateai??i??s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent in December from 4.3 percent in November.
Agencies make case for new spending, but most requests likely doomed
Gov. Doug Ducey is looking for good policies and savings. But requests for money from the general fund, the state’s all-purpose kitty, are tougher to justify than those that come from other sources, like grants and fees.