Today, Governor Doug Ducey fired Department of Economic Security Director Tim Jeffries. Jeffries was forced to resign after a series of controversies ranging from questionable mass firings of employees to a report that Jeffries bought alcohol for DES employees during a work-related trip. Governor Ducey appointed Henry Darvin, his Chief of Operations, as interim DES Director. Ben Giles from the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss the forced resignation of Tim Jeffries.
In the wake of a botched gun trafficking operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Dennis Burke resigned from the office he held since 2009. Former U.S. Attorney Jose de Jesus Rivera discusses Burke’s resignation and the job he did as U.S. Attorney.