Tom Ryan

Apr 5, 2021

Ducey signs bill to protect businesses from Covid-related lawsuits

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that would shield businesses from Covid-related lawsuits – one of his top legislative priorities of the year that would also apply to hospitals, nursing homes and schools.

Mar 19, 2021

Bill targeting Corp. Comm. likely dead

A bill that would allow any lawmaker to request the attorney general investigate a decision from the Arizona Corporation Commission appears to be dead in its chamber of origin.

Nov 27, 2018

Bolick text to Ducey makes recommendation on political appointment

Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick urged Gov. Doug Ducey to name Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the U.S. Senate just days after John McCain died.

In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, speaks during a legislative session at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Mar 1, 2018

Montenegro sexting scandal impact minimal on CD8 election

In the final week running up to the special primary election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, the political world pondered how suggestive text messages exchanged between former state Sen. Steve Montenegro and a Senate staffer would impact the Republican nomination.

Steve Montenegro
Feb 26, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 8: Collateral damage

As scandal erupted in the Republican special primary election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District, a Senate staffer was revealed to have exchanged suggestive text messages with former state Sen. Steve Montenegro.

Attorney Tom Ryan holds up print copies of text messages exchanged between former state Sen. Steve Montenegro and a Senate staffer, Stephanie Holford. Holford named herself in a statement Ryan read during a press conference at the Senate on Feb. 22. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)
Feb 22, 2018

Senate staffer says Montenegro took part in suggestive texts

The woman who exchanged suggestive text messages with congressional candidate Steve Montenegro has contradicted the former state senator’s account of the part he played in their “intimate” conversations.

Attorney Tom Ryan (Photo by Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times)
Feb 21, 2018

Senate staffer may be victim of ‘revenge porn’ shared in connection with Montenegro

A woman whose text messages with former state Sen. Steve Montenegro were shared with news outlets believes she is a victim of revenge porn, her attorney said Wednesday.

Steve Montenegro
Feb 21, 2018

Montenegro lashes out at reports of topless selfie from staffer

Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro is refusing to deny news reports on texts that suggest he had an intimate relationship with a Senate staffer.

Jun 19, 2017

Corp Comm ethics code a long time coming as scandal swirls

The Arizona Corporation Commission is still without an ethics code, despite an initial pledge a year ago to come up with one and a federal bribery case casting a shadow over the regulatory body.

Stephanie Grisham and President Donald Trump
Apr 25, 2017

FLOTUS spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham on state payroll while on Trump’s victory tour and transition team

Stephanie Grisham, a staffer on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was supposed to resume her full-time job as a spokeswoman at the Arizona House of Representatives less than a week after he won the election. There’s no evidence she did. She still got paid.

Nov 1, 2016

Citizens group asks DOJ to overturn Proposition 123

Claiming Proposition 123 was illegally enacted, a group of citizens is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to review -- and overturn -- the voter-approved measure to put more dollars into public schools.

Jun 14, 2016

AG won’t investigate Reagan over election manuals

The Attorney General’s Office won’t investigate Secretary of State Michele Reagan for her decision not to issue a new election procedures manual for 2016.