C.J. Karamargin

Ducey, border, containers, Biden, immigration, Yuma
Jan 4, 2022

Closing Schools Not An Option

Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down in his fight with public schools over their virus policies, offering cash to parents to send their kids to private or parochial schools if a school - or even a classroom - has to shut down.

Dec 29, 2021

Move on to curb governor’s emergency powers

Two Republican lawmakers are moving to trim the powers of government during an emergency. 

vote, politics, Democrats, Republicans, divisiveness, women's rights, democracy, education, family values
Dec 2, 2021

Bill proposes partisan school board races

A new bill would put school board elections on partisan ballots, forcing board candidates to declare a party affiliation. 

Prop 400, senators, committee, Farnsworth
Nov 24, 2021

Cities, towns seek transportation tax extension

Legislation is in the works to extend an extra half-cent sales tax that has funded major expansions of Maricopa County’s highways and public transportation systems over the past few decades. 

Nov 23, 2021

Medical adviser urges wearing masks

The governor's chief medical adviser said November 23 Covid infections could be cut sharply if people would do more to protect themselves, including wearing masks. 

Korean War, soldiers, missing, remains, Tucson, burial
Nov 19, 2021

Covid ‘line of duty’ death for Border Patrol agent

Without additional details, "line of duty" doesn't tell the public much about how a uniformed federal officer died. And the recent use of "line of duty" to describe Covid deaths is coming at a time that vaccines are widely available, but vaccine mandates face resistance from some law enforcement officers, including pushback from the union representing Border Patrol agents. 

Nov 12, 2021

Ruling could lead to longer sessions

Some Arizona lawmakers say a court ruling that will limit adding policy provisions to budget bills could make for a very different session next year, and possibly a longer one. 

Nov 5, 2021

Hobbs steps into the sun as gubernatorial candidate

In her first major event as a gubernatorial candidate, Katie Hobbs spoke before the press and handful of supporters in the rose garden at the Arizona Capitol to introduce her plan for “an accountable Arizona.”

Oct 23, 2021

Ducey gives tribe $30M for water rights

Arizona is dropping another $30 million in to buy -- or, at least, rent -- some water rights to help stave off further drought-related cuts in what the state gets from the Colorado River. 

Oct 19, 2021

Court rules state must ask Congress to tap trust fund for schools

Gov. Doug Ducey or whoever succeeds him can't conduct a future financial raid on a school trust fund account without first getting congressional approval, a judge has ruled. 

Oct 5, 2021

Ducey headed to Texas border event

Republican governors are gathering Wednesday at the border in Texas to criticize the Biden administration's policies.

Sep 27, 2021

Rally cry to decertify election grows louder

Supporters of Donald Trump are peppering Gov. Doug Ducey with demands that he decertify the election even though he says there's no legal authority for him to do that.