Jim Small is a native Arizonan and has covered state government, policy and politics since 2004, with a focus on investigative and in-depth policy reporting, first as a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, then as editor of the paper and its prestigious sister publications. He has also served as the editor and executive director of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.
School vouchers awarded up 33% this year, but oversight funding unchanged
By: Jim Small - August 21, 2019
The Arizona Department of Education says a record 8,200 students are expected to receive $110 million in school vouchers this school year.
In wake of El Paso shooting, Fann missed her chance to condemn Allen’s toxic ‘great replacement’ beliefs
By: Jim Small - August 6, 2019
Make no mistake: The beliefs that animate Sylvia Allen's proclamation that the United States of America is on the verge of destruction are virtually indistinguishable from those that animate racist mass killers.
Response to weekend mass shootings from Arizona’s congressional delegation
By: Jim Small - August 4, 2019
Here are the social media responses to the shootings from Arizona’s congressional delegation, along with how much money they have received from gun-rights and gun-control groups during their congressional campaigns.
GOP appetite to decry its racists evaporates in the face of political consequences
By: Jim Small - August 1, 2019
What a difference a year – and a competitive seat – makes when it comes to the willingness of Arizona Republicans to put up with racism in their ranks.
Record high revenues for AZ in FY2019 lead to early surplus
By: Jim Small - July 19, 2019
State government in Arizona has never in its 107-year history collected more money than it did in fiscal year 2019, which ended June 30, according to preliminary tabulations by legislative budget analysts. That means the state is starting the new fiscal year with a large surplus of cash.
U.S. House rejects impeachment articles for now, AZ Dem delegation split
By: Jim Small - July 17, 2019
The U.S. House on Wednesday refused to consider impeachment articles against President Trump, with three of Arizona's five Democrats siding with Republicans to kill the effort.
Rep. Kirkpatrick joins call for Trump impeachment inquiry
By: Jim Small - July 16, 2019
In a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said there is "no choice" but for the House to formally open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump following the revelations made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the administration's repeated refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas.