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Governor's Office

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Sep 14, 2023

Hobbs says state officials don’t have unilateral right to keep Trump off ballot

Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs said neither she -- nor any other state official -- has the unilateral right to keep Donald Trump off the ballot for the state's presidential preference primary based on the 14th Amendment.

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Sep 7, 2023

State employees with new family members can get up to 12 paid weeks off

More than 34,000 state employees are now eligible to get up to 12 weeks off with pay when they have a new family member. And that immediately covers those whose newborns, adoptions and foster placements occurred as far back as the first of the year.

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Aug 28, 2023

Wadsack, Hobbs disagree over meeting tied to vouchers

A member of the legislative Freedom Caucus is boasting that she's getting a meeting with Gov. Katie Hobbs, a meeting she said will let her explain to the governor the virtues of making vouchers of taxpayer dollars available to all parents so their children can attend private and parochial schools.

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Aug 25, 2023

Q&A with Governor Katie Hobbs 

In her first legislative session as governor, Katie Hobbs had to navigate a sharply divided Legislature, at times working closely with Republican leadership while also facing attempts by GOP lawmakers to thwart her agenda. 

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Aug 23, 2023

Hobbs concerned about proposed grocery chains’ merger

Gov. Katie Hobbs said Wednesday she is "concerned'' about some of the effects on Arizona of a proposed merger of the state's two largest grocery chains.

Aug 17, 2023

Governor’s panel moves to close water loopholes

A subcommittee of the Governor’s Water Policy Council on Aug. 15 addressed wildcat subdivisions, grandfathered water rights and build-to-rent communities.  

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Aug 15, 2023

Ducey criticizes Trump indictments

Arizona's last Republican governor criticized prosecutors for bringing criminal charges against former President Trump.

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Aug 11, 2023

Hobbs declares heat state of emergency

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is declaring a heat state of emergency -- but only of three of Arizona's 15 counties.

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Aug 11, 2023

Hobbs, mayors celebrate Prop 400 compromise 

Gov. Katie Hobbs joined Democratic legislators and local officials from both parties in downtown Phoenix to hold a ceremonial signing of the bill that will put a transportation sales tax extension proposal before Maricopa County voters in 2024. 

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Aug 4, 2023

Hobbs announces new worker safety partnership with TSMC 

Gov. Katie Hobbs visited the site of Taiwan Semiconductor’s new facility in north Phoenix to announce a new worker safety partnership for construction workers following reports of accidents and alleged safety violations at the site.  

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Aug 1, 2023

Hobbs signs legislation to let voters decide whether to extend transportation tax

Gov. Katie Hobbs signed legislation Tuesday to allow Maricopa County voters to decide on extending a half-cent sales tax for transportation projects, setting the stage for the fight to come at the ballot box.

Jul 28, 2023

Arizona governor’s election task force recommends new laws

A governor's task force meeting behind closed doors approved recommending changes to election laws, a secrecy decision defended by a top aide to Gov. Katie Hobbs.