Stacey Morley

Feb 28, 2020

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.

From top left, Senate President Steve Yarbrough, Gov. Doug Ducey, House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs, Red for Ed demonstrators, and House Minority Leader Rebecca Rios (Photos by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 29, 2018

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.

Gov. Doug Ducey announces a plan to give teachers a 20 percent raise over the next three fiscal years. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 25, 2018

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.

Jul 29, 2015

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.

May 5, 2014

Innovative scholarships plagued by antiquated equipment

Arizona’s empowerment scholarship account program is a modern era idea administered in a stone-age fashion.