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Douglas folds in showdown with Ducey over firings

Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas dialed back her rhetoric and called for new legislation to clarify who employees of the Board of Education work for. She had clashed with Gov. Ducey after he said she did not have the power to fire two employees of the independent board.
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Feb 13, 2015, 1:12 pm
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So in reading the Friday update to this story…who is “more right?”  Or, is one or the other, Ducey or Douglas, absolutely/black and right WRONG on who has authority in this situation to fire people?

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Feb 13, 2015, 1:21 pm
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Maybe I should be more clear…in other words…is she correct that it is ambiguous….or is she wrong, it is clear she does not have authority to hire and fire and this is a waste of time and money?

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Feb 13, 2015, 1:36 pm
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@TucsonGirl,

That’d be a political question, as much as a legal one. If Douglas isn’t going to press the point by defending the firings in court, and doesn’t have other political support on this issue even within her own party — we’ll leave the inference as an exercise for the reader ; )

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Feb 13, 2015, 1:53 pm
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Eh…a little disappointed here…YOU usually have this state law thing figured out when no one else does.  Fine…I’ll keep clicking and reading updates to this saga ; )

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Feb 13, 2015, 2:09 pm
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I’m thinking toxic work environment lawsuits are in order.

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Feb 14, 2015, 7:28 pm
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Smart politicians talk to their governor before taking an action that will capture a news cycle. Douglas, it appears, may not fit the adjective.

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