Bruce Babbitt

Jan 3, 2023

After 8 years, Ducey hands off a changed Arizona to Hobbs

Former Gov. Doug Ducey officially turned over the governor’s office to Gov. Katie Hobbs on Monday, marking a shift in party power at the state’s highest office and the end of a lengthy and consequential era in Arizona politics. 

May 1, 2020

Ducey surpasses state record of judicial appointments

Gov. Doug Ducey has been in office for 1,942 days, and has made 71 judicial appointments over that span, but his picks will have a lasting impact on Arizona long after he leaves office.

Gov. Doug Ducey delivers his "State of the State" address on Jan. 14, 2019, at the state House of Representatives. His priorities for the 2019 legislative session included the adoption of the Drought Contingency Plan above all, shoring up the state's rainy day fund and doing away with legislative immunity. PHOTO BY KATIE CAMPBELL/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES
Jan 14, 2019

Ducey delivers ‘State of the State’ address to Legislature

Gov. Doug Ducey kicked off the first “State of the State” speech of his second term Monday with a call to action for lawmakers to act quickly on a multi-state drought plan to stave off declining water levels in the Colorado River

Nov 26, 2018

No Arizona drought plan in sight as deadline looms

After months of drought plan negotiations and as the deadline for Arizona to produce an internal agreement on water reductions nears, the state’s water interests have nothing to show for their efforts yet.

(Photo by Ellen O'Brien)
Nov 22, 2018

Ducey, Babbitt lead the way on water conservation

I applaud Governor Ducey’s and former Governor Babbitt’s public statements of support for Arizona’s adoption of the drought contingency plans (DCP), expressed last week. Arizona’s water future depends on careful conservation, management, and collaboration to ensure that all of our communities are able to plan well into the future. This leadership is a valuable and essential part of how we [...]

Fred DuVal (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Sep 26, 2014

DuVal grew up with public service

It seems almost predestined that Fred DuVal would seek a life in public service.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, front, waves as she arrives at the podium in front of Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, right, R-Dewey, and Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, prior to her State of the State address in the Arizona House of Representatives at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Phoenix. The Republican governor used her annual State of the State address to focus on overhauling a troubled child welfare agency, boosting the economy and changing the way schools are funded. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Jan 27, 2014

Experts: Brewer has as much power as ever during final year as governor

This may be Gov. Jan Brewer’s last legislative session on the Ninth Floor, but denizens of the Capitol expect it to be a year like any other for her.

Fred DuVal
Apr 24, 2013

DuVal makes gubernatorial run official

After about two months of exploring, Fred DuVal formally announced his campaign for Arizona governor.

Mar 18, 2013

Carmona won’t run for governor

The biggest name in Democratic politics in Arizona won’t jump into the fray for the 2014 governor’s race. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona told KPNX-TV (Channel 12) reporter Brahm Resnik in a Sunday interview that he won’t seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

Fred DuVal
Feb 14, 2013

Fred DuVal files for AZ gubernatorial run

Fred DuVal’s gubernatorial campaign is semi-official after filing an exploratory committee today, making him the first Democrat to test the waters for the state’s top office in 2014.

Arizona tribal lands and reservations map from www.epa.gov (click to enlarge)
Feb 7, 2013

Lawmakers consider redrawing boundaries to create tribal county

Native American nations don’t get a piece of state shared-revenue the way that cities counties do, and for decades they haven’t been able to change that. But a proposal in the Legislature could help make that elusive goal a reality.

In this March 4, 1999, file photo, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, right, talks to President Bill Clinton at the Interior Department in Washington, during a 150th anniversary celebration of the department. Babbitt is blasting as “radical” a Republican proposal to open up more than 50 million acres of public lands to logging and other development. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
Feb 5, 2013

Former Gov. Babbitt calls on Obama, Congress to focus on conservation efforts

Former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt called for more active land preservation by the federal government Tuesday, criticizing what he called Washington’s neglect of public lands.