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Gov. Doug Ducey greets lawmakers and guests shortly before beginning his State of the State speech on Jan. 13, 2020.

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»

Ranked choice voting advocates will likely have more success convincing voters to adopt the system for municipal elections because, except for Tucson, all Arizona cities already have nonpartisan elections.

Voter Choice Arizona, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to bringing ranked choice voting to Arizona, is planning a campaign to put the system before state voters next year in an attempt to add several cities to the growing list of jurisdictions that use the system. Read more»

Grant Woods died as one of the last of a vanishing breed.

Where have they gone, those honest Republicans, and just how the hell did we get Paul Gosar? The death of Grant Woods, a former Arizona AG and longtime political player, has me wanting to quote Paul Simon and wistfully ask about Joe DiMaggio. Read more»

Rose Mofford, who served as Arizona's first female governor, died Sept. 15 at a Phoenix hospice at the age of 94. Read more»

Monday, the Arizona House of Representatives' Committee on Elections held a special hearing to take testimony from the Maricopa county recorder, secretary of state and members of the public about the fiasco that was last Tuesday's presidential preference election and how to prevent an incident like it from ever happening again. Read more»

Volunteers Lisa Marsh, left, and Diane Gordon gather signatures to recall Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas outside a Glendale recreation center.

If volunteers succeed in getting 366,128 signatures by Dec. 30, there will be a statewide recall election in which other candidates can take on state schools chief Diane Douglas. While many petition drives use paid petition circulators, the grass-roots effort is relying on volunteers. Read more»

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington opened Sunday.

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»

Proposition 111 would change the secretary of state’s title to lieutant governor and have candidates for that office run on a ticket with their parties’ gubernatorial candidates. Supporters say the change would make the line of succession clearer and provide partisan consistency if a governor leaves office.

Four years ago, few Arizonans would have supported a Janet Napolitano/Jan Brewer ticket. But under the state's current succession plan, Brewer, the Republican secretary of state, replaced the departing Democratic governor in 2009. That would change if supporters of Prop. 111 have their way. Read more»

Students opposed to SB 1070 demonstrated in front of the Arizona state office building downtown.

Gov. Jan Brewer, doing what she called "best for Arizona," signed SB1070 into law, strengthening the state's immigration laws. Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias said the law would "create a new Jim Crow" in Arizona. Read more» 2