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Wrap up with Katie Hobbs (access required)

Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs

Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix, led Democrats in her chamber through yet another session where the minority party tried and failed to substantively change the budget. But the Phoenix Democrat found a few reasons to be pleased with the session, while mostly remaining frustrated by Republican legislative victories.

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Wrap up with J.D. Mesnard (access required)

Speaker of the House, J.D. Mesnard (Photo by Luige del Puerto/Arizona Capitol Times)

In his first year as speaker of the House, J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, managed to get all 35 of his chamber’s Republicans to agree to support the state budget, though two from his caucus still balked at Gov. Doug Ducey’s university bonding proposal.

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Wrap up with Doug Ducey (access required)

Gov. Doug Ducey

In the end, Gov. Doug Ducey got nearly everything he wanted – slightly more money for teachers, a huge university bonding plan and several controversial education programs like universal vouchers and performance funding for schools.

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