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Katie Hobbs: The ‘least bad’ budget she’s seen (access required)

Sen. Katie Hobbs (Photo by Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times)

In Sen. Katie Hobbs’ second full session as minority leader of Senate Democrats, she had fewer votes to count – a headcount of merely 12 lawmakers claiming loyalty to the party after Sen. Carlyle Begay, R-Ganado, switched parties in 2015. Yet the Phoenix Democrat still watched her chamber approve KidsCare and approve the “least bad” budget she’s seen pass the Legislature.

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Driggs is out, Brophy McGee is in

Driggs is out of the LD28 Senate race and Brophy McGee is in, dramatically changing the dynamic of what was expected to be a winnable seat for Meyer and the Dems. Coordinated announcements of support soon followed from Biggs and Ducey, both of whom endorsed Brophy McGee’s run for the Senate, as did an announcement from Brophy McGee’s campaign.

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