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What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey's 'State of State' misses Arizona's COVID SOS

Doug Ducey's speech read like a governor utterly out of touch with his state groaning under the weight of COVID-19. Perhaps he was more in touch with his own political ambitions.... Read more»

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Ducey: 'Vicious virus will require vigilant attention for months to come'

"The pandemic remains the most significant threat we face, and it will require vigilant attention for months to come. The risk is still serious... If last year was the year of the virus, this year will be the year of the vaccine." — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey... Read more»

As COVID rages, Ducey scraps large State of the State plans for virtual speech

Rather than cram hundreds of people onto the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as he kicks off the new legislative session, Gov. Doug Ducey will deliver a virtual State of the State address.... Read more»

Plan to equip all DPS officers with body cameras has some public advocates skeptical

Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal 2021 budget proposes spending about $5 million to provide body cameras to all sworn personnel in the Arizona Department of Public Safety, but some critics of police use of deadly force worry the cameras will be used to protect officers more than the public. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey's SoS: Sharing in no way means caring

The Ducey Doctrine would seem quite the grand vision for a dystopian freelance future for all. Maybe in this odd-job economy, we can sell tickets for to-the-death cage matches over which Uber driver gets the next fare. His plan for Arizona's economy is downright Hobbesian, brutish and hustling.... Read more»1

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Brewer's rhetoric vs. reality

By now you’ve seen the news coverage and heard the takeaways from Gov. Brewer’s State of the State address Monday. But here’s the thing: Many of the basic claims she made are just not true. ... Read more»

Brewer focuses 'State of State' on Tucson shootings

Gov. Jan Brewer recast her annual State of the State address after Saturday's shooting of 20 in Tucson, which killed 6 and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others hospitalized with severe injuries.... Read more»