Yellow Sheet Report

Jan 22, 2020

Love letters from lawmaker to lobbyist raise ethical questions

Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, denies having a romantic relationship with a lobbyist whose employer put her on suspension pending an investigation of professional misconduct.

Nov 8, 2019

Education groups consider measure to tax rich – and poor

The activists behind last year’s Invest in Education Act are considering a comeback – they’re eyeing a sales tax hike, an idea they have routinely rejected in the past as regressive and detrimental to the poor.

Oct 4, 2019

Police involved over dispute between senators

Sen. David Farnsworth this week accused Sen. Kate Brophy McGee of making a veiled threat on his life, prompting detectives from the state’s counter-terrorism task force to show up at her Senate office.

Oct 3, 2019

Allister Adel named new Maricopa County Attorney

Allister Adel, an attorney in private practice and former executive director of the Maricopa County Bar Association, will be Maricopa County Attorney for the next year.

Daniel Scarpinato (File photo)
Nov 26, 2018

Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato to lead governor’s staff

Gov. Doug Ducey has tapped his press spokesman Daniel Scarpinato to be his new chief of staff to replace Kirk Adams, who announced his resignation earlier today.

Feb 21, 2017

It’s time to take Trump seriously and literally

Trump’s Dept of Homeland Security yesterday issued two sweeping memos implementing his plan to identify and deport more undocumented immigrants.

Feb 20, 2017

Ask, and ye shall receive suggestions

Ducey last month asked Arizonans to tell him what regulations they want sent to the scrap heap, and the people delivered. Some want Ducey to roll back environmental regulations. Others want to make it easier to do their jobs and be subject to less regulatory oversight.

Feb 9, 2017

New CCEC commissioner wants to stay the course

Newly appointed Clean Elections commissioner Amy Chan said she supports the expanded role that CCEC has taken when it comes to independent expenditures and campaign finance enforcement, and that she discussed the matter with Hobbs before the Dem leader appointed her yesterday.

Jan 30, 2017

A senator, a dentist and a treasurer walk into a primary…

While DeWit weighs his options for 2018, including whether to run for US Senate, another potential Flake challenger is emerging. Gosar told our reporter that he’s considering running against Flake in next year’s primary, although he hasn’t made a decision.

Jan 27, 2017

Blurred Lines

Opinions varied among GOP insiders about whether Jim O’Connor or Jonathan Lines has the upper hand going into the chairman’s race. The more prevalent opinion seems to be that Lines is the favorite.

Jan 26, 2017

The nail that sticks out gets hammered

As previously noted, fiscally conservative groups have been largely mute when the governor proposed to add a billion dollars to Arizona’s outstanding debt load of $7.3 billion.

Jan 25, 2017

Ask your school board, not me

AZ Schools Now, the coalition of education groups that asked Ducey on Monday for a four percent across-the-board pay raise for teachers, is likely out of luck.