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Democratic Diva » Doug Ducey

“Alt Schools fiasco” for Ducey, Republican legislators? Maybe we can make it so!

.@LaurieRoberts: Arizona's leaders just failed Arizona's schools with school-voucher expansion https://t.co/K971KV5Vbp via @azcentral — YvonneWingettSanchez (@yvonnewingett) April 7, 2017 When you’ve lost Laurie Roberts. Big tip of the hat to my sweetie Mark for using the phrase “alt-schools fiasco” to describe the expansion of vouchers Governor Ducey just signed into law. PHOENIX — Gov. Doug […]

Watch conservative media try to mold Doug Ducey into the anti-Trump

Do you think these two want most people in Arizona to enjoy liberty? I don’t. George Will’s syndicated column from Saturday is a regurgitation of the same inane pap that comes up every year or so where some conservative visits Arizona (or possibly doesn’t even bother to come here, just makes a phone call or […]

Ducey trying to have it both ways on health care

One of the more tedious but hard-to-shake obsessions in politics is the fetish for consistency, whereby it’s viewed a weakness for a politician to change their mind or admit they were wrong about something, even when presented with an abundance of evidence for why they should change their view. It most famously did “flip flopper” […]

Arizona Republicans have always been at war with Eastasia and have always loved full-day Kindergarten

More than a decade ago I challenged then Arizona Senator John Huppenthal (R) in what is now District 18 (Ahwatukee/Chandler) for his seat. One of the hotly contested issues of the 2006 midterm was then-Governor Napolitano’s proposal to fund full-day Kindergarten for all public schools. Proponents of full-day K had a wealth of research backing […]

Republicans have their tweeting assignments for the SOTU

RNC "draft tweets" on Obamacare distributed to members pic.twitter.com/kiMd2QpIZF — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 28, 2017 The text of the draft is small so here’s what Republicans should be tweeting in Arizona, just fyi. Arizonans have seen #Obamacare premiums skyrocket by 116% in 2017. Excited for @GOP reforms from POTUS! Justifying repealing the ACA due […]

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, […]