Janet Napolitano

Oct 9, 2020

In LD20, Democrats see road to power

Republicans maintain a roughly 5,000-voter advantage. Surmountable, sure, but the outcome is hardly set in stone. They say they believe they are better prepared than they were in 2018, when the Democrats surged to a 29-31 split in the House, propelled by voters activated by education and the Red for Ed movement.

Oct 6, 2020

Judge orders birth certificates be conducive to same-sex marriage

The state health department has to amend its birth certificate forms to reflect the new reality of same-sex marriages -- and the children that result -- the Arizona Court of Appeals has concluded.

Oct 6, 2020

Judge rules for Fontes, Hobbs in video voting dispute

A judge said Monday that some people who vote remotely are legally entitled to use video screens to cast their ballot despite a state law that makes it illegal

Aug 13, 2020

Judge takes flak for decision against school tax measure

Backers of a measure to tax the rich for public education called Judge Christopher Coury’s decision to strike it from the ballot “politically motivated” and are calling for his removal in November’s retention election.

Mar 4, 2020

America rises to every challenge, will tackle coronavirus

Today, the United States is much better prepared to deal with the current crisis because of the Bush administration’s decisive steps taken in 2006. It is apparent that the current administration is dedicated to protecting Americans and building on the foundations laid 14 years ago. America rises to every challenge and while we cannot diminish the virility of this disease, we can know that we hav[...]

Sep 9, 2019

Departing corrections boss calls for pay increase to address prison crisis

In his parting words before retirement, the director of Arizona’s prisons gave a dire warning to the governor about the crisis felt at prisons across the state.

Aug 13, 2019

Republican lawmaker proposes tax holiday for school supplies

Saying it will help parents, a Scottsdale lawmaker is proposing a sales tax holiday of sorts every summer to give parents a break on school supplies. Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence said he hopes to save “a little bit of money for moms and dads” who have to buy items ahead of each school year. “Everything […]

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Jul 11, 2019

Gov. Ducey sticks to spirit of merit selection, shuns partisanship

Misleading or factually inaccurate attacks on merit selection undermine the public’s confidence in the judiciary. Ducey’s appointments have been the least partisan and the most diverse of any governor, Democrat or Republican.

Jun 17, 2019

Future of dull historical naming board about to become political

What’s in a name? If you sit on the State Board on Geographic and Historic Names, a lot of research, socio-geographical considerations and, now and then, a bit of drama – one might even say a bit of Shakespearean drama.

Dec 7, 2018

Democratic SOS spurs talk of change in line of succession

The election of a Democrat as Arizona’s next secretary of state has renewed some Republicans’ interest in the line of succession.

Nov 20, 2018

Brutinel elected as next Arizona Supreme Court chief justice

The Arizona Supreme Court's justices have elected Justice Robert M. Brutinel as their next chief justice and Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer to serve as vice chief justice for five-year terms starting July 1.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 6, 2018

Brnovich re-elected despite expensive attacks from clean energy group

Attorney General Mark Brnovich easily defeated Democratic rival January Contreras Tuesday, but his victory speech on Election Day made it seem like the real victory was against progressive billionaire Tom Steyer.