Lobbyists navigate lawmakers’ bad behavior, professional relationships
In 2018, at the height of the Me Too movement, investigators for the House of Representatives dismissed a lobbyist’s allegations of harassment against a state representative because the lobbyist sent friendly text messages after the alleged incident occurred.
The Breakdown: Session Wrap Edition
Our reporters sat down with Gov. Doug Ducey as well as Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers to reflect on the last five months - and what this session's events may hold for the future.
Agreement on school funding ends at whether more is needed
Arizona’s public education system could use more money– a point few argue against. The disagreement comes when elected officials and education advocates start talking about how to get there.
State finally replaces wasteful education data system
A new data system that counts students and calculates how much money each school receives for them began running on July 28 to replace a dysfunctional system that education leaders said was wasting millions of dollars.
Innovative scholarships plagued by antiquated equipment
Arizona’s empowerment scholarship account program is a modern era idea administered in a stone-age fashion.