Latest Doug Ducey News

Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

Feb. 02, 2023 09:35 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too. While...

Democratic Arizona governor to keep migrant busing program

Jan. 25, 2023 14:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is defending her decision to continue her Republican predecessor's program to transport migrants out of border communities. Hobbs said in an interview with The Arizona Republic published Wednesday that her focus would be on...

Rep. Gallego announces bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate seat

Jan. 23, 2023 18:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, a liberal firebrand and prominent Latino lawmaker, announced Monday he'll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to jump into the race and setting up a potential three-way contest. Gallego...

New Arizona governor wants to undo school voucher expansion

Jan. 13, 2023 18:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs wants to undo a massive expansion of a school voucher program championed last year by her GOP predecessor and other Republicans that lets students apply to use public money for private-school tuition and other education costs. In...

Arizona's shipping container wall on border is coming down

Jan. 06, 2023 17:43 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's border barrier of shipping containers has been largely dismantled in time for a new Democratic administration, costing tens of millions of dollars over just a few months as they were set up and taken down again. Removal of...

Hobbs calls on elected officials to end conspiracy theories

Jan. 05, 2023 15:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs pledged in her inaugural address Thursday to work with her political rivals as she ushers in a period of divided government and Democratic ascendance in a state long dominated by Republicans. She also called on elected officials to reject...

Democrat Katie Hobbs takes office as Arizona governor

Jan. 02, 2023 19:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Katie Hobbs took the oath of office Monday to become Arizona’s 24th governor and the first Democrat to hold the office since 2009. Hobbs was sworn in during a private ceremony at the state Capitol as she formally took over from Republican Doug Ducey. A public...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 02, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. December 30, 2022. Editorial: After Jan. 6 Committee findings, Sidney Powell is trying to save her law license Collin County judge should deny motion by former Trump lawyer to toss state bar suit. As the House Jan. 6 committee...

Arizona governor's tenure defined by push right, Trump feud

Dec. 31, 2022 09:03 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey beamed as an excavator’s heavy claw smashed through the windows of an old state office building and began tearing off the façade. In one of his last public appearances in mid-December, the outgoing Republican governor watched the physical...

Arizona to remove shipping container wall from Mexico border

Dec. 22, 2022 22:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona will take down a makeshift wall made of shipping containers at the Mexico border, settling a lawsuit and political tussle with the U.S. government over trespassing on federal lands. The Biden administration and the Republican governor entered into an...