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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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