state agencies

bingo, Borrelli, gambling
Oct 2, 2023

Bingo players resist regulation by state agencies

A state senator is pushing back against various state agencies over what they say is illegal gaming and he says is protected bingo. 

Yee, Hobbs, governor, nominees, Senate Republicans
Sep 27, 2023

Yee refuses to recognize Hobbs’ ‘executive deputy directors’

The top elected Republican in Arizona is refusing to recognize the "executive deputy directors'' named by Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. State Treasurer Kimberly Yee said she did not allow those tapped by the governor as heads of two state agencies to sit at a meeting this week of the State Board of Investment.

Hobbs, Ducey, wildfires
Mar 23, 2023

Hobbs should be able to acquire team leaders

We believe the Arizona Legislature needs to take a cue from the private sector and approve the governor’s appointments for agency directors, absent any egregious disqualifications.

Hobbs, budget, Kavanagh
Mar 3, 2023

Nomination picture still muddy going forward

A month after the Arizona Senate formed an extraordinary new committee to vet Gov. Katie Hobbs’ appointments, the picture still looks muddy for the governor’s nominees to lead key agencies. 

Hobbs, Ducey, governor, antidiscrimination, Napolitano, Cathi Herrod, Center for Arizona Policy, Human Rights Coalition
Jan 3, 2023

Hobbs orders agencies to eliminate all barriers that restrict employment

Newly sworn-in Gov. Katie Hobbs did something on her first day in office on Tuesday that hasn't been done since the last time Arizona had a Democratic governor: shield more Arizonans from discrimination -- at least in state government.

Gilbert Davidson (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)
Dec 11, 2017

Gilbert Davidson: From potholes and loose dogs to conducting beautiful music

Gilbert Davidson, the new chief operating officer for Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration, still hasn’t decorated his office on the Ninth Floor, but he has already challenged state agencies to find ways to cut money from their budgets.

Sep 27, 2016

Ducey identifying doomed state agencies, regulations

Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he already is preparing a shopping list of state regulations and state agencies he wants to kill.

Apr 10, 2015

Ducey can pursue reforms without inspector general bill

The Legislature may have rebuffed Gov. Doug Ducey in his request for a statewide inspector general position, but that doesn’t mean he can’t follow up on his plan to root out waste, inefficiency and abuse without it.

Jun 26, 2012

Brewer extends rulemaking review

Gov. Jan Brewer has issued an executive order continuing her regulatory review and moratorium for state agencies. The current rulemaking review and moratorium is set to expire on Saturday, which is the end of the fiscal year.

Oct 23, 2009

Some agencies avoid submitting reduction reports

When drafting reports to show the impact of 15 percent cuts to their budgets, some state agencies described how their services would be gutted. Some simply explained why such cuts aren't feasible. And others, such as the Governor's Office, which ordered the reports, don't seem to know where to even make the cuts.