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Gov. Katie Hobbs hung LGBTQ pride flags from the Executive Tower on June 1, 2023, to mark Pride Month.

Gov. Katie Hobbs decorated the Ninth Floor balcony with four pride flags to kick off the start of the official month-long celebration of LGBTQ communities across the country, the first time pride flags are flying from Arizona’s executive tower. Read more»

Arizona's universal school voucher program that was estimated to cost only $65 million is now poised to cost the state $900 million over the next year, exceeding its available funding by hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more»

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs speaks during a press conference on April 12.

Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday issued five more vetoes, rejecting Republican-led bills that state officials warned would have undermined and overly complicated elections in Arizona and a bill which would have outlawed photo radar and red-light cameras across Arizona. Read more»

The Arizona House of Representatives building.

Democratic Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton, caught on video moving Bibles in the member’s lounge of the Arizona House of Representatives after GOP leadership ordered the installation of a camera, is facing a formal censure from Republican colleagues. Read more»

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne stands by Maria Syms, director of legal services for the state department of education, during a press conference on May 24, 2023. Horne discussed his support for Arizona’s trans athlete ban, which is currently facing a lawsuit.

Less than a dozen trans students in Arizona have asked to play on girl’s sports teams’ in the past decade, but Republican Superintendent Tom Horne said that girls across the state are facing unfair competition, which is why he is vehemently defending Arizona’s trans athlete ban. Read more»

Six other bills were rejected by Hobbs on Monday, bringing her running total for the year to 94, the most of any other governor before her, and with several more measures still awaiting a final decision, the Democrat is likely to break 100 soon.

Arizona Republicans seeking to restrict how trans and nonbinary students are spoken to by their teachers were rebuffed by Gov. Katie Hobbs, who vetoed a measure forcing teachers to secure parental permission before students could have their pronouns and chosen names used. Read more»

So far this year, Hobbs has vetoed 86 bills, more than any other governor has vetoed in a single legislative session.

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs shot down more than a dozen bills on Friday, including GOP-backed attempts to codify fetal personhood into state law, conspiracy-fueled election bills and attempts to restrict gubernatorial power. Read more»

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoes a Republican-backed 'skinny budget' proposal on Feb. 16, 2023.

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs on Tuesday used her veto stamp to reject Republican attempts to allow guns on college campuses and to permit shelters to discriminate against trans women. Read more»

Attorneys for Hamadeh excoriated Gov. Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County election officials for what they perceived as concealing information, but state law directs the secretary of state to deliver the results of the recount to a judge, and only the judge may announce those results.

Abraham Hamadeh’s third appeal to nullify the results of the race for Arizona attorney general he lost last year hinges on permission to inspect more ballots, which attorneys for his Democratic opponent say proves that his claims continue to be evidence-free. Read more»

While the bills earned the approval of the Republican-majority legislature, Hobbs has vowed to reject any anti-LGBTQ measures that make it to the Ninth Floor and is certain to veto them.

Arizona Republicans sent a spate of anti-LGBTQ proposals to Gov. Katie Hobbs on Monday, forging ahead with the discriminatory legislation despite warnings that doing so endangers the lives of trans youth. Read more»

Despite courting ire from members of her own party, Hobbs called the budget an example of successful across-the-aisle teamwork and reiterated her commitment to future bipartisan solutions.

With the stroke of a pen on Thursday, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs approved a $17.8 billion dollar budget, despite criticism from progressive organizations and many in her own party. Read more»

Hobbs’ budget includes a historic $150 million allocation for the state’s Housing Trust Fund, and injects a one-time funding boost of $300 million into K-12 education.

Latino voters turned out in force to help deliver the state’s top position to Gov. Katie Hobbs, but pro-immigrant groups say the newly approved budget, the culmination of her first year in office, fails to live up to their hopes. Read more»

With Title 42 set to expire this week, eliminating a pandemic-era policy that fast tracked migrant expulsions, Gov. Katie Hobbs vowed to partner with local officials while counting on federal aid programs to ease the expected strain on border communities. Read more»

The appeal to the state Supreme Court is headed by Dr. Eric Hazelrigg, medical director for Choices Pregnancy Centers, a chain of anti-abortion clinics in the Valley.

The anti-abortion doctor attempting to restore Arizona’s near-total abortion ban has no legal standing in the case and his petition should be rejected by the court, according to Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes. Read more»

Arizona's friendly property tax laws don’t help the housing crisis: Some 26% of housing stock in Maricopa County alone is investor or seasonally owned, and 15% of home buyers are from out of state.

Arizona is short more than 200,000 homes to match demand and lawmakers think they can fix that by gutting local zoning regulations, a strategy that has drawn heated opposition from cities across the state. Read more»

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