Consultant and former lawmaker Chad Campbell tapped as new chief of staff
Consultant and former Democratic lawmaker Chad Campbell will be Gov. Katie Hobbs' new chief of staff, the governor announced this morning.
Hobbs’ top aide resigns, Campbell floated as potential chief of staff
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ chief of staff Allie Bones resigned on Thursday, the highest-profile departure from a gubernatorial administration that’s already seen some turnover in key positions.
Ducey’s 2 Daniels pass the torch
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]They may share the first name, but around the halls of the Executive Tower’s Ninth Floor, they are known respectively as “Scarp” and “Ruiz.” For the past six or so years the two Daniels – Scarpinato and Ruiz – have worked closely together turning a relationship of colleagues into one of good friends as they weathered the flak that co[...]
Ducey’s top aide to resign
Adams, who served through Ducey’s first term, announced on Twitter that he will return to the private sector, although he did not specify his plans.
Few provide a stabilizing presence at the state Capitol like Wendy Baldo, the Senate’s longtime chief of staff, who offers not just knowledge, but institutional knowledge, and not just any counsel, but counsel rooted in experience.
Kirk Adams: Longtime chief of staff loves complexity of role
Kirk Adams, the former speaker and Gov. Doug Ducey’s right-hand man, spoke to the Capitol Times about how his past work has affected his new job, his future plans and his involvement in a few Capitol traditions, like #startyourownrumor and appointing Andy Tobin to everything.
Ducey’s choice of Adams as chief of staff met with acclaim
The biggest question in the Capitol parlor game of guessing who will serve in Doug Ducey’s administration was answered today as the governor-elect announced that former House Speaker Kirk Adams will serve as his chief of staff.
Legislative battle over budget begins today
The Senate plans to start advancing a budget this afternoon, kicking off what is expected to be a legislative battle without the approval of Gov. Jan Brewer.
Governor gives vote of confidence to DES director
Gov. Jan Brewer voiced her confidence in DES Director Clarence Carter today as she announced a special team to oversee the investigation of thousands of child abuse cases CPS disregarded under his watch.
Judge denies death-row inmate’s request after witnesses say governor’s office didn’t pressure Clemency Board
A federal judge on Tuesday refused a death-row prisoner’s request to disqualify the Board of Executive Clemency from hearing his plea for mercy, finding that he didn’t prove that the governor’s office pressured board members to pursue a tough-on-crime policy.
Brewer defends appointment of ousted clemency board director
Gov. Brewer defended her decision to appoint Jesse Hernandez as chairman and executive director of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency, an appointment that has come under fire since his ouster from the position last week.
Napolitano’s years at Homeland Security pay dividends for ‘Arizona Mafia’
Being part of the massive entourage that Janet Napolitano brought with her from Arizona to the Beltway has been a great career move for some of her loyalists.