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Monday musings: Analysis

Ducey for president – but in D.C. or Tempe?

An often-asked political question by State Capitol observers these days: what will Gov. Doug Ducey do when his current, final term in office is over? What's his next dream job?... Read more»

GOP looks to clear nomination path for Trump by canceling Az primary

President Donald Trump’s road to renomination could get easier through Arizona, with the state Republican Party looking to join three other states and drop its presidential primary next year.... Read more»

Analysis

Az pension systems recovering, still best value for taxpayers

Glaring headlines about Arizona's public worker retirement system suggest that your typical retired teacher, firefighter or police officer is sipping margaritas on a beach somewhere enjoying a six-figure pension. Meanwhile the state's pension funds are running out of money, leaving you, the taxpayer, stuck with the bill. ... Read more»

Report: Public employee pensions on path to financial stability

Arizona’s public pension systems for state employees, public safety personnel and corrections officers are on a path toward financial stability, according to a study by a bipartisan think tank. Despite having funding to meet 71.6 percent of pension obligations — a gap of $14.5 billion — reforms enacted in 2011 have curtailed the growth of future liabilities, according to the Grand Canyon Institute.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima County wants lawmakers to back off

Today on Buckmaster - Pima County Supervisors' Chairman Ramon Valadez, Buckmaster Show historian Ken Scoville, and Dave Wells of the Grand Canyon Institute.... Read more»