Speaker’s Corner: Kate Brophy McGee

This is a place where free speech and public debate are welcomed and encouraged. The Speakers’ Corner originated in the mid-19th century at London’s Hyde Park. The concept spread worldwide both physically and now virtually. Here at the Arizona Progress & Gazette, we are presenting this platform in the form of question-and-answer style interviews with people who have had a … Read More

Guest Editorial: ICYMI A Year in Review: Looking Back at 2023

By Supervisor Thomas Galvin Hello Neighbors, Happy New Year! As we step into this promising year, I am filled with gratitude and pride for the remarkable progress we achieved together in Maricopa County. Serving as your County Supervisor in District 2 has been an incredible honor, and I’m enthusiastic about the opportunities to continue building a brighter future for all. … Read More

Supervisor Bill Gates Not Seeking Re-Election: An Unfortunate Sign of Our Times

As a Maricopa County Supervisor, Bill Gates has been one of the steadiest rocks of local governance for years. He recently announced that he won’t be seeking re-election. While he certainly has earned more free time for himself, there is something larger and more insidious at play. It is an event where I am less prone to celebrating his service … Read More

Thomas Galvin to be Steve Chucri’s replacement at BoS – A Reasonable Choice

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is easily one of the most important elected boards that manages to fly under the radar of the overall electorate. These are the five people that are in charge of the people who run the 4th largest county in America; their inherent importance shouldn’t be understated. They manage a multi-billion dollar budget allocated to … Read More

Paradise Valley-Area Representative Steps Down, Successor to be Chosen

We have previously covered LD28 Representative Aaron Lieberman’s announcement of his run for Arizona Governor. As a result of Arizona’s “resign-to-run” laws, his time as Representative was thusly coming to an end soon regardless, and as such Lieberman recently announced his resignation from this seat. Legislative District 28 covers Paradise Valley as well as parts of central and east Phoenix, … Read More