Press Releases

April 15, 2015

Phoenix – While Arizona’s 52nd legislature wrapped up business with a number of noteworthy accomplishments, perhaps none will have more of an impact on our system of elections than HB2649.  The legislation signed by the Governor this week protects individuals who come together to simply express their First Amendment rights from burdensome government regulation.

The new law comes in response to a federal court ruling that Arizona’s definition of a political committee was “vague, overbroad and consequently unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment.”

April 14, 2015

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April 13, 2015


What:    Temporary memorial to Governor Raúl Castro

Beginning:    Monday, April 13th (end date TBD)

Where:    Arizona Capitol Museum, Historic State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix

Price:    Free Museum entry and parking

The Arizona Capitol Museum has brought together a collection of memorabilia to memorialize the life and legacy of Governor Raúl Castro. 

April 10, 2015

"I am saddened to hear of the passing of Arizona's former Governer Raul Castro. He overcame great odds to become Arizona's first Hispanic governor and later ambassador for the United States. He will live on as inspiration of the American dream. Governor Castro's official portrait will be on display at the Arizona Capitol Museum as a memorial tribute."

April 9, 2015

PHOENIX – Visit the State Library during National Library Week, April 13-17 to learn about its diverse programs. While based in Phoenix, the programs of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, are accessible statewide via

April 8, 2015

PHOENIX – As part of its newest exhibit, “Under the Copper Dome: The Creation and Changes of Arizona’s Capitol,” the Arizona Capitol Museum (AzCM) will unveil a trio of plaques signed by Gov. Raúl Castro, the Legislature, and other The Historic Arizona State Capitol Building as it was being built at the turn of the 20th Century to today.</body></html>

March 23, 2015

PHOENIX – Join us for the presentation of the ONEBOOKAZ tour of authors at the Scottsdale Civic Center Public Library, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Arizona State Librarian Joan Clark will introduce the authors and present them with certificates signed by Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan.

“We are excited to bring the talent of these Arizona authors to readers throughout the state,” said Clark. “ONEBOOKAZ is a great opportunity to celebrate Arizona literature; both the writing and reading.”

The winners are:

March 23, 2015

PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is assisting five libraries throughout Arizona to support their “Making a Difference with Community Engagement” programs. The five libraries are:

March 20, 2015

Phoenix – Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in celebrating one hundred years of service to Arizonans March 24. 

To celebrate, the State Library has released an e-booklet, “100 Years of Public Service,” that highlights its history decade-by-decade. The pamphlet chronicles changing facilities, staff, resources, and technologies. 

March 11, 2015

Who:          U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
                  Secretary of State Michele Reagan
                  Former Secretary of State Betsy Bayless
                  Historic preservationist and arts advocate Elisabeth F. Ruffner
                  State Librarian Joan Clark
                  Arizona Historical Society Anne Woosley


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