Tag Archives: Doug Ducey

Arizona Gov Signs Bill To Build Mexico Border Wall

Courthouse News reports: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a $564 million border security bill Thursday that allocates $335 million in state sales tax revenue to build and maintain a wall along the state’s border with Mexico. House Bill 2317, sponsored by Representative John Kavanagh, a Republican from Fountain Hills, also directs funds to address drug and human trafficking, border surveillance …

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Arizona Gov Copies Texas In Busing Migrants To DC

The Arizona Daily Star reports: Following Texas’ example, Arizona has started busing migrants from the border with Mexico to Washington, D.C., despite the fact the federal government already pays to transport them. The first bus arrived Wednesday in the nation’s capital after leaving Yuma on Monday, said Gov. Doug Ducey’s press aide, C.J. Karamargin. He said 20 people, all who …

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Arizona Gov Refuses To Say If Trans People Even Exist

The Associated Press reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey refused to say Thursday if transgender people actually exist, twice dodging direct questions on the subject just a day after he signed legislation limiting transgender rights. Asked again if he believed there are “actual transgender people,” he again answered slowly and carefully. “I am going to respect everyone, and I’m going to …

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Arizona Sued Over Proof Of Citizenship To Vote Law

Courthouse News Service reports: An immigrant rights advocacy group sued Arizona on Thursday to block a new law requiring individuals to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. House Bill 2492 passed the Republican-controlled Legislature down party lines last week and Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law Wednesday. He did so despite pleas from county elections …

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Arizona Gov Signs Abortion Ban Bill, Anti-Trans Bills, And Bill Requiring Proof Of Citizenship To Vote [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda. The measures signed by Gov. Doug Ducey will outlaw abortion after 15 weeks if the U.S. Supreme Court allows it, prohibit gender confirmation surgery for minors and ban transgender girls from …

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AZ Gov Rebuffs McConnell, Won’t Run For Senate

The Arizona Republic reports: Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey will not run for the U.S. Senate this year, he told donors in a letter obtained by The Arizona Republic, finally putting to rest whether he held aspirations for elected office this cycle. Ducey’s announcement to some of his closest financial allies ends the long-running effort by national and local Republican …

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AZ Gov: A White Nationalist Is Better Than A Democrat

The Arizona Mirror reports: Gov. Doug Ducey said he has no regrets about spending $500,000 to elect a Republican state senator with open ties to the white nationalist movement because it’s still better than having a Democrat in her seat. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. And she’s still better than her opponent, Felicia French,” he said …

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AZ Gov Sues Feds Over COVID Funds Tied To Mandates

The Arizona Republic reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, ratcheting up the political battle over the state’s use of American Rescue Plan funds as an incentive for schools that do not follow public health recommendations. In a 24-page federal complaint, Ducey’s legal team asked a judge to prevent U.S. Treasury from withholding …

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Trump Blasts “RINO” AZ Gov Over Possible Senate Bid

Mediaite reports: Former President Donald Trump ripped into outgoing Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Friday after “hearing rumors” that Ducey may run for the U.S. Senate. Trump wrote in a statement, “Rumors are that Doug Ducey, the weak RINO Governor from Arizona, is being pushed by Old Crow Mitch McConnell to run for the U.S. Senate. He will never …

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Court Strikes Down Arizona’s Ban On Mask Mandates

Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate reports: A judge on Monday struck down provisions Republican lawmakers tucked into the Arizona budget that block schools from requiring masks and restrict the power of local governments to impose COVID-19 requirements. The ruling by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper could clear the way for cities and counties to enact mask requirements. She also …

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Arizona Gov: “The 2020 Election In Arizona Is Over”

The Arizona Republic reports: “When it comes to the audit, like the three audits that preceded it, it’s now over,” Gov. Doug Ducey said on Twitter. “The outcome stands and the 2020 election in Arizona is over.” Ducey, a Republican, did not plan to watch the audit results as they were released Friday. The governor certified the election result last …

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Arizona Gov To Defund Schools With Mask Mandates

CNN reports: Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday that the state would use federal Covid relief money to increase the funding available to public school districts only if they’re open for in-person learning and don’t require children to wear masks. To be eligible for the grant funding — $163 million in total — Arizona school districts must be open …

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Arizona Gov Bans Vax Mandates For Municipal Workers

The Arizona Republic reports: Gov. Doug Ducey Monday issued an executive order warning city and county governments they cannot require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a not-so-veiled response to a new Tucson ordinance. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, in turn, called the governor’s order “legally meaningless.” It’s yet another standoff in the state’s raging debates over policies to curb …

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Arizona Schools Sue GOP Gov Over Mask Mandate Ban

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports: A coalition of Arizona school entities filed a lawsuit against the state’s ban on mask mandates in the classroom on Friday. The lawsuit states that the mask mandate ban pushed by Gov. Doug Ducey undermines the rights of school children in the state and was passed illegally. The Arizona School Boards Association, the Children’s Action …

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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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