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Bruce Babbitt: desalination is not the answer to Arizona’s water woes

Former Gov. Bruce Babbitt said desalination, which his successor Doug Ducey is currently touting as part of a billion-dollar water plan, is not the answer to Arizona’s water problems, at least not for many years to come. ... Read more»

Ducey is the first Arizona governor in decades to give an 8th State of the State

One of Doug Ducey’s most historically noteworthy achievements may be simply lasting long enough as governor to give an eighth State of the State address, a feat no Arizona governor has accomplished in 36 years. ... Read more»

Arizona Gov. Ducey will return to in-person State of the State as COVID cases rise

Gov. Doug Ducey won’t repeat last year’s virtual State of the State despite rising COVID-19 numbers and will instead give his final address in-person at the Arizona House of Representatives. ... Read more»

Babbitt calls on president, Congress to focus on conservation efforts

Former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt called for more active land preservation by the federal government Tuesday, criticizing what he called Washington’s neglect of public lands.... Read more»

Prop. 115 would give governor more say in judicial selections

Proposition 115 would have more judicial nominees come before the governor for selection and give the governor more power over the makeup of commissions that nominate candidates.... Read more»1

Senate weighs state Supreme Court justice’s federal nomination

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz was subjected to only a few light questions Thursday as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered his nomination to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.... Read more»

Obama taps Az justice for federal appeals court

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew David Hurwitz to a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.... Read more»

Arizonans recall fight for state MLK holiday

From 2011: It would be two years after memorial planning began before an Arizona governor would declare a state holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. That sparked another six years of fights – in the State Capitol and at the ballot box – before the state would adopt a King holiday. Only New Hampshire took longer to do so.... Read more»