Kansas is realizing its yooooge budget mistake. Will Arizona follow suit?

Photo: Bloomberg From the Kansas City Star comes this big development: The Kansas Senate passed a bill to increase taxes Friday that could mark the end of many of the policies long championed by Gov. Sam Brownback. Because no amendments were made to the bill first passed by the House, it does not need to […]

Ducey acting like a moderate in his State of the State

The AZ Legislature opened its session Monday and Governor Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address (transcript here). I wasn’t at the speech but people who were there were tweeting how it was getting more applause from Democrats. It’s easy to see why, as Ducey called for increased funding to education, child protection, […]

Man, the chutzpah on Catherine Miranda!

Here is another example of the kind of deceptive mailers going out for Catherine Miranda in LD27 in South Phoenix. This time it’s from Miranda’s own campaign. Michelle Obama? I doubt the First Lady would approve the use of her image and quote from her strirring appeal to equality and progress in Philly at the […]

The kind of dark money that operates in plain sight

Several LD 27 (South Phoenix) Democrats who got the above flyer are understandably fuming about it. Incumbent Senator Catherine Miranda is about as Democratic-in-name-only as a DINO can get. She’s anti-choice and has a penchant for doing things like endorsing Doug Ducey and Michele Reagan. Ick. Fortunately, she’s got a strong challenger for the upcoming […]

What if Governor Ducey were a Democrat?

Photo by Gage Skidmore Governor Doug Ducey appears to be poised for an easy reelection in 2018 and people who know far more about inside GOP baseball than I do tell me he fully intends to run for President in 2020. He will do so on the strength of what I guess are considered impressive […]

Center for AZ Policy couldn’t resist getting that last dig in at poor women. Which will only increase the number of abortions.

Nope, still not about “saving babies” File this under News That Should Surprise No One. It turns out that restrictions on abortion, which are more often than not criminal ones that target women for prosecution (despite the insistence of anti-choicers that they never, ever will do that!), do not actually reduce the rate of abortion […]

Ducey’s court packing scheme is the most IOKIYAR thing ever

Per Russell Berman of The Atlantic: Republicans have not traditionally been fans of Franklin Roosevelt, but in statehouses across the country they are trying to emulate one of the Democratic president’s most notorious schemes: court-packing. The latest effort is in Arizona, where the GOP-controlled legislature has passed a measure to increase the number of justices […]