Governor's Office

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Aug 25, 2023

Attempts to curtail universal ESA program fail

In the first legislative session following the universal expansion of the Empowerment Scholarship Account program, attempts to curtail or enact further oversight for the program fell flat.

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Aug 1, 2023

AZDOHS concludes former ADE employee is behind data leak of ESA families’ information

The Arizona Department of Homeland Security concluded a former Arizona Department of Education staffer is behind a data leak of Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) families’ personal information.

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May 26, 2023

Hobbs cancels $50M for ESA all-day kindergarten

Gov. Katie Hobbs says she’s cancelling a $50 million contract that would have paid for students to attend all-day kindergarten at non-public schools using Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, or school vouchers. 

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May 4, 2023

GOP bills linked to budget talks with Hobbs

With the Legislature heading into its final weeks, Republican leadership has several bills to consider in budget negotiations with Gov. Katie Hobbs that will likely not advance through the Legislature on their own.

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Mar 2, 2023

Resolution cuts governor out of budget process

The Senate passed a resolution March 1 that would allow the previous year’s budget to go into effect for the next year, if the governor won’t sign off on a new budget.  

Dec 17, 2021

Classroom cameras spur Lake challengers

A proposal to put cameras in public school classrooms has stirred two Republican candidates for governor to go on the offensive against the front-runner, providing a preview of battles to come in the primary race. 

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[...]

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Aug 10, 2020

Governor’s Office doing ‘homework’ on jobless benefits extension

Arizonans whose enhanced jobless benefits ran out this week may get a chance for some additional cash.

Apr 20, 2020

Governor’s Office: State to mirror Trump’s plan, not ready to reopen

The Governor’s Office told Arizona mayors Monday the state will essentially mirror President Trump’s plan to reopen the economy in phases, but that it’s not yet ready to take the first step.

Apr 17, 2020

Former Gov. Jane Dee Hull, husband die after long illnesses

Former Governor Jane Hull and her husband Terry died overnight Thursday in hospice care within hours of each other.

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.

In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey addresses the crowd after being sworn in during an inauguration ceremony at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Oct 15, 2018

The Breakdown: Call ’em as you see ’em

Early voting has only just begun, but the race for the governor’s office may already be over.