Arizona Agenda

Hank Stephenson and Rachel Leingang
The Arizona Agenda is an insider publication for political outsiders.
Created 31 May 2021
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  • The Daily Agenda: He couldn't duck the filibuster forever
    20 Jan 202241 minutes ago • 7 min read
    After spending his entire (albeit short) political career ducking, dodging and dancing around questions about the filibuster, Arizona U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly announced yesterday that he would support a o...
  • The Daily Agenda: Pity the staffers
    19 Jan 20221 day ago • 6 min read • 3 2
    After a choppy opening week and the long weekend, the Arizona Legislature got into full swing yesterday, and already COVID-19 is a problem. As committees cranked through bills (including a contentious...
  • The Daily Agenda: Budgets are subject to change
    18 Jan 2022 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a $14.3 billion budget proposal on Friday that spreads money across so many priorities that it’s bound to start a lot of little fights at the Capitol. But for his last hurrah,...
  • Daniel Scarpinato used to be a journalist
    14 Jan 2022 • 7 min read • 10 8
    We’ve turned this newsletter over a few times to other voices with different perspectives who can offer something we can’t. As we noted in our quarterly business update, you seem to enjoy reading othe...
  • The Daily Agenda: It’s gonna be a MAGA AZ weekend
    13 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Programming note: We have a guest column coming to your inboxes on Friday, but the Daily Agenda won’t publish on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We’ll be back with the Daily Agenda at 6 a.m. Tu...
  • The Daily Agenda: Is open the best we can hope for?
    12 Jan 2022 • 6 min read • 3 1
    Gov. Doug Ducey declared yesterday that “Arizona schools are open and they will remain open.” But as schools welcome children back following a winter break where many gathered and traveled, they’re fi...
  • The Daily Agenda: Ducey delivers a speech
    11 Jan 2022 • 7 min read • 3 0
    Nothing exemplifies the Ducey administration like the governor screaming “WE WILL CUT TAXES!” And scream Gov. Doug Ducey did at yesterday’s eighth and final State of the State speech, which Team Ducey...
  • The Daily Agenda: Today's the big day
    10 Jan 2022 • 7 min read • 2 1
    We’re heading down to the Capitol today to tempt fate with unmasked, anti-vax lawmakers who were recently freed from their individual Plexiglas partitions and basically any other precautions against t...
  • The Daily Agenda: Putting the audit to rest
    06 Jan 2022 • 8 min read • 2 0
    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, joined by County Recorder Stephen Richer, went through the Cyber Ninjas’ report beat by beat for more than five hours yesterday, and the county released a 93-...
  • The Daily Agenda: Education wars make it to the Legislature
    05 Jan 2022 • 7 min read • 6 5
    As students return to classrooms following the winter break, and lawmakers return to the Capitol following their long summers, education is again at the forefront of the political agenda. So far, lawm...
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