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With debate off the table, Lake launches ‘Ask Me Anything’ events  (access required)

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When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs finally officially said earlier this month that she won’t debate her GOP opponent Kari Lake, Lake quickly accused Hobbs of cowardice.   Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has used opponent Democrat Katie Hobbs' decision not to debate her as an opportunity to brand a series of campaign stops as an “Ask Me Anything” tour.

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Lake and Hobbs stress business-friendly policies (access required)

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Gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, the current Democratic Secretary of State, provided a centrist stance that seemed aimed at the business community, during a candidate forum that the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted on Sept. 7. Meanwhile, Republican opponent Kari Lake emphasized many of the same policies she has touted throughout her campaign during the event.

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Voter Protection Act blocking bipartisan bill

Lawmakers like the idea — it’s criminal justice reform that both helps those in need and serves the community — but stakeholders raised the prospect that voter protection laws and the 13th Amendment, which bans involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime, could stop the bill in its tracks.

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Covid, threats make ‘People’s House’ less friendly (access required)

It’s supposed to be “the people’s house,” or at least that’s what legislators call it in their impassioned speeches. But this session, between an ongoing pandemic, security concerns that led to multiple layers of fences and a hodgepodge of committee rules, the people — and even the paid lobbyists who represent interest groups — are having a harder time than ever making their voices heard.

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