Arizona Agenda

Hank Stephenson
The Arizona Agenda is an insider publication for political outsiders.
Created 31 May 2021
  • The Daily Agenda: The Q man runs
    18 Oct 20211 day ago • 6 min read • 1 0
    Just when you thought Arizona politics can’t get weirder, Q, AKA CodeMonkeyZ, AKA Ron Watkins is actually running for Congress in the northeastern Arizona district currently represented by Tom O’Halle...
  • Friday Q&A: Why does Arizona elect a mine inspector?
    15 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Welcome to the Friday Q&A, a recurring feature where we answer your questions about Arizona government and politics. If you have a question, we’re all ears! There’s no question too basic or silly; in ...
  • The Daily Agenda: Fall break doesn't slow school news
    14 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Schools, amirite? It’s a couple months into the school year, and schools are dominating the headlines. So let’s catch up. Arizona public K-12 schools saw declining enrollment last year, as the pandemi...
  • Arizona policymakers have been fighting opioid deaths for several years. They're losing.
    13 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 3 0
    When Arizona lawmakers unanimously approved a bundle of new laws in 2018 aimed at decreasing opioid deaths and overdoses, Ducey signed the law in a self-congratulatory press conference and heralded th...
  • The Daily Agenda: Just stop with the patches and coins
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Neo-Nazi symbols and a gang mentality rule in Arizona prisons — and we don’t mean with the prisoners. Not to be outdone by the Phoenix PD, the Arizona Department of Corrections designed a bunch of pat...
  • The Daily Agenda: Is it always election season?
    12 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Ballots are hitting mailboxes around Arizona ahead of off-year local elections next month. Lots of ballots, it turns out. A host of Republican electeds and operatives took to Twitter yesterday to sugg...
  • Why do we elect these people?
    08 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Programming note: We won’t be publishing our morning email on Monday because of the government holiday. We’ll be back on Tuesday with the morning email and have some in-depth original reporting for yo...
  • The Daily Agenda: Ducey is the lead actor in border theater
    07 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    After Doug Ducey and his gang of Republican governors unsuccessfully demanded a meeting with President Joe Biden last month so they could scream at him about what they call his unmitigated disaster at...
  • The Daily Agenda: Ducey's plan to spread more COVID hits a federal snag
    06 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Gov. Doug Ducey’s clever plan to use federal COVID-19 dollars to pay schools to not require students and teachers to wear masks is, shockingly, not what the anti-COVID money was meant for, the U.S. De...
  • The Daily Agenda: Sinema gets confronted everywhere she goes
    05 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    We’re again experiencing what we’ve dubbed “the audit problem”: We don’t want to keep talking about a particular subject every day, but it keeps being the big news. So today, we’re talking about U.S. ...
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