Tag Archives: Doug Ducey

Dem Arizona Sec Of State Announces Run For Governor

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports: Arizona’s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced that she is running for state governor in 2022. “I’m running for Governor to deliver transparency, accountability, and results for Arizonans — just like I’ve done my whole career,” Hobbs said in a tweet announcing her campaign. Hobbs, the state’s top elections officer, has majorly been in the …

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Arizona “Refurbishes” Its Gas Chamber, Buys Cyanide

The Guardian reports: The state of Arizona is preparing to kill death row inmates using hydrogen cyanide, the same lethal gas that was deployed at Auschwitz. Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal that Arizona’s department of corrections has spent more than $2,000 in procuring the ingredients to make cyanide gas. The department bought a solid brick of potassium cyanide in …

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GOP Arizona Gov Signs Bill Allowing Purge Of Voter Rolls

Phoenix’s ABC News affiliate reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill making it easier to purge infrequent voters from a list of those who automatically get a ballot each election. The Republican governor acted hours after state Senate Republicans approved the measure Tuesday over protests from Democrats and prominent business leaders who said the measure would suppress the …

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Arizona GOP To Censure State’s Top Republicans

The New York Times reports: Arizona Republicans are poised to censure three of their own party’s most high-profile members in the state: Gov. Doug Ducey, former Senator Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, the widow of former Senator John McCain. Though largely symbolic, the political scolding that is expected during a meeting of the state G.O.P. on Saturday underscores a widening …

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Public Infighting Roils Arizona Republican Party

The New York Times reports: The quarreling, which has powerful state Republicans openly insulting one another, is bringing attention to the challenges the party faces as Arizona shifts from a Republican bastion to a battleground state. Kelli Ward, the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, told Mr. Ducey on Twitter last week to #STHU — the hashtag for “shut the …

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AZ Gov Responds To Trump’s Attacks In Tweetstorm

CNN reports: Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey sent a lengthy string of tweets Monday night defending the state’s election process after being attacked by President Donald Trump for his handling of it. “I’ve been pretty outspoken about Arizona’s election system, and bragged about it quite a bit, including in the Oval Office,” Ducey tweeted in part, praising the state’s election …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Arizona GOP Gov Lets Trump’s Call Go To Voicemail While Signing Election Certification Papers

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump called Arizona’s Doug Ducey as the governor certified the state’s election for Joe Biden, according to a tweet from journalist Brahm Resnik. Several Twitter users suggested that the president attempted to commit election fraud by placing the phone call, but there is no evidence to show why he called. In a video that showed …

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GOP Arizona Governor: “Joe Biden Did Win” My State

The Washington Post reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R), who had been reluctant to declare Biden the winner of the presidency, acknowledged Tuesday that the former vice president had narrowly prevailed in his state. “I’ve said several times Arizona is a good-government state,” Ducey said during an interview with KTAR radio in Phoenix. “I trust our election system. There’s integrity …

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COVID Craters Ratings Of GOP Govs In Hard Hit States

Axios reports: The governors in four of the states hit hardest by the coronavirus have taken a massive hit in public approval over their handling of the pandemic, according to SurveyMonkey poll data shared exclusively with Axios. Why it matters: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp — all Republicans …

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Swamped Arizona Hospitals To Begin Triaging Patients

Arizona Central reports: Arizona’s state health director on Monday declared that hospitals could activate “crisis care standards” that guide the allocation of scarce resources to patients based on factors such as their likelihood for survival. The announcement by Dr. Cara Christ, the Arizona Department of Health Services director, immediately was met with criticism by advocates for people with disabilities who …

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AZ Gov Re-Closes Bars, Gyms, Theaters Amid Spikes

Phoenix’s ABC News affiliate reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered bars, gyms, movie theaters, water parks, and tubing to close for at least 30 days on Monday, following weeks of steady increases in positive COVID-19 test results in the state. The order goes into effect Monday at 8 p.m., he said. Restaurant dining rooms, some bars, nightclubs, attractions, and movie …

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Arizona Hospitals Near Crisis, 88% Of ICU Beds Filled

Arizona Central reports: The state reached a new high for hospitalizations Tuesday, according to the update provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services Wednesday morning. Inpatient beds and ventilators in use for suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients both hit their highest-ever numbers Tuesday, according to the report. Emergency department visits and ICU beds in use hovered around their highest …

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Arizona Hospitals Activate Emergency Plans [VIDEO]

Phoenix’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Arizona Department of Health Services director sent out a letter this weekend, informing hospitals in our state to “fully activate” their facility emergency plans. In doing so, the hospitals are going to be preparing surge beds, cross-training staff, and possibly reducing or suspending elective surgeries to “ensure adequate bed capacity for both COVID and …

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GOP Arizona Gov: No Need For LGBT Protections

Tucson.com reports: Gov. Doug Ducey won’t support extending state laws to prohibit discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation. “I’m against discrimination in all its forms,” the governor said Thursday. But Ducey said he does not think it’s necessary to provide people who are gay the same legal protections that exist for already established protected classes. The governor also …

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ARIZONA: Republican Gov Flip-Flops On Nike Plant

NBC News reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is ready to just do it: Change his mind and welcome Nike with open arms. Ducey initially tweeted last week that he was ordering the state’s commerce authority to “withdraw all financial incentive dollars” for Nike to build a plant in the city of Goodyear. His decision followed the sneaker company’s announcement that …

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Arizona Gov Cancels Nike Incentives After Company Pulls Flag Sneaker: We Don’t Suck Up To Non-Patriots

ABC News reports: In a series of tweets early Tuesday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that he has ordered the Arizona Commerce Authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars to encourage Nike to add a manufacturing plant in the Valley. Ducey’s decision stems from a Wall Street Journal report that said former NFL quarterback-turned-social justice activist Colin Kaepernick convinced Nike …

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ARIZONA: GOP Gov. Doug Ducey Signs Repeal Of “No Promo Homo” Ban On LGBT-Inclusive Sex Education

ABC News reports: A controversial 28-year-old Arizona law that bars HIV and AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” was swiftly done away with this week. The Arizona Legislature quickly voted on Wednesday and Thursday to advance Senate Bill 1346, which contains an amendment to repeal the provisions concerning homosexuality. Gov. Doug Ducey signed it minutes after the state Senate …

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Arizona Gov Taps Martha McSally For Senate Seat

The Arizona Republic reports: Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally will replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to fill for the next two years the Senate seat long held by the late U.S. Sen. John McCain. Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision to appoint McSally, announced in a statement Tuesday and effective next month, revives her political life less than two months after …

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ARIZONA: GOP Gov Poses With Extremist Group

The Arizona Republic reports: Gov. Doug Ducey faced new criticism this weekend for photos he took with a controversial grassroots group. While appearing at the Mohave County Republican Party’s Patriot Dinner Saturday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, Gov. Ducey posed with members of Patriot Movement AZ, a small but vocal activist group known for bringing guns and yelling at people …

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Hold Your Applause For Gov. Doug Ducey

While Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey definitely did the right thing yesterday by revoking his state’s ban on adoption by same-sex couples, he’s also keynoting this weekend’s gala for the vile Center For Arizona Policy, which relentlessly fights every advance in LGBT rights. Sharing podium time with Ducey will be martyred anti-gay florist Cottonelle Stutzman. Just take a look at the …

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