Daniel Ruiz

Campbell, new hire, Hobbs
May 31, 2023

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.

Sep 17, 2021

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[...]

Jan 7, 2021

Misinformation, lack of transparency plague vaccine rollout

[highlight][/highlight] [caption id="attachment_247539" align="alignnone" width="620"] In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question about the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona, while Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ listens in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)[/caption] Gov. Doug Ducey and the state healt[...]

Sep 3, 2020

Night clubs, bars in state’s sights as businesses reopen

Two state agencies are scouting Old Town Scottsdale and Mill Avenue in Tempe for businesses that violate restrictions enacted to prevent further COVID-19 spread.

Mar 29, 2020

Leader of Arizona’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic quits

A woman who has been a key figure leading Arizona's response to the coronavirus pandemic has resigned after complaining she was being sidelined from her role.

Nov 30, 2018

Racially-charged comments lead to Stringer’s removal as criminal justice reform committee chairman

Rep. David Stringer on Friday was stripped of his chairmanship of the House Sentencing and Recidivism Reform Committee after again making inflammatory comments about race and immigration.

Daniel Scarpinato (File photo)
Nov 26, 2018

Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato to lead governor’s staff

Gov. Doug Ducey has tapped his press spokesman Daniel Scarpinato to be his new chief of staff to replace Kirk Adams, who announced his resignation earlier today.

Nov 6, 2018

Congratulations to The Breakdown Breakouts!

Our inaugural Breakouts are among the sharpest political minds in Arizona. They work in and outside of government, manage their own businesses and provide counsel to some of the most important entities in the state.

Sep 5, 2018

Pay raise puts slight dent in Arizona teacher shortage

Nearly one in four teaching vacancies that school districts had this year remain unfilled four weeks into the academic year.

This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Southwest Key-Nueva Esperanza, in Brownsville, Texas, a facility that shelters unaccompanied immigrant children. When school leaders in San Benito, Texas, learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in town, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment as similar as possible to one of his schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Aug 23, 2018

State inspections show infractions at migrant shelters

Recent state inspections of Southwest Key shelters that house migrant children show that some employees did not have adequate background checks on file.

Aug 6, 2018

Daniel Ruiz: Election expert’s climb to the 9th Floor

Daniel Ruiz has spent his entire adult life working for the government in some shape or form.

Oct 30, 2014

Late with your early ballot? Here are tips for making sure your vote is counted

Like 60 percent of Arizona voters, Jeff McMahon, a Democrat from Tempe, is on Arizona’s permanent early voting list. Unlike a large percentage of early voters, McMahon is vigilant about walking his early ballot to the post office at least a couple of weeks before Election Day.