Governor's Office

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Mar 27, 2023

Hobbs plans to veto legislation to block cities, towns from taxing groceries

Gov. Katie Hobbs is going to veto legislation to block cities and towns from taxing groceries.

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Mar 24, 2023

Arizona will open offices in Taiwan, South Korea, Hobbs says 

Arizona will open a pair of new trade offices in Asia, further cementing the state’s economic ties to the region, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced on Friday. The new outposts will be in Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea. 

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Mar 23, 2023

Lake still believes she can meet burden of proving election results tainted

A spokesman for the failed Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake told Capitol Media Services Lake still believes, even with the restrictions the Arizona Supreme Court has imposed, she can meet her burden of proving the counting of election results was tainted and the outcome should be declared void.

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Mar 22, 2023

Hobbs talks “partnership” with Mayorkas at border 

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to Arizona on Tuesday for a border tour with Gov. Katie Hobbs, a sign of changing relations between the state and the federal government in connection with border issues.

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Mar 21, 2023

Legislative leaders want to pass budget ASAP, governor’s staff says it’s ‘false urgency’

Republican Senate leaders said on Tuesday that the Legislature is working with Gov. Katie Hobbs to pass the state’s budget in the next two weeks, citing an April deadline connected to federally allocated Medicaid funding, but the governor’s staff say it’s a play to create “false urgency.” 

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Mar 17, 2023

Hobbs signs order to ban hair discrimination

“Black women, men, and children should be able to wear their natural hair with pride and without the fear of discrimination,” Gov. Katie Hobbs wrote in an executive order signed Friday afternoon that’s aimed at eliminating hair-based discrimination in the state.

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Mar 16, 2023

Hobbs offers grants with canceled-contract money

Gov. Katie Hobbs is opening applications for nearly $200 million in federal Covid money that was part of now-canceled contracts signed by then-Gov. Doug Ducey just before Hobbs took office in January. 

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Mar 13, 2023

Hobbs heads east to sign military cooperation agreement 

Gov. Katie Hobbs headed to Oman last week to sign a military partnership agreement with the Middle East nation. 

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Mar 9, 2023

Hobbs vetoes bill that would have banned ‘critical race theory’

Arizona won't be banning what has been called "critical race theory'' in public schools.

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Mar 7, 2023

Task force will address MMIP issues, AG to hire dedicated prosecutor 

A new state task force will work on reducing violence against Indigenous people, officials announced Tuesday. 

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Mar 6, 2023

Hobbs signs first bill after bipartisan support 

Gov. Katie Hobbs signed her first bill into law on Friday, a measure that will allow cities to set up a fast-track development approval process for some building proposals.

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Mar 6, 2023

Hobbs picks former lawmaker Lujan to head DCS

Gov. Katie Hobbs has tapped a former Democratic lawmaker who has advocated for higher taxes and against Republican-proposed tax cuts to head the Department of Child Safety.