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Hobbs picks current team member to be chief of staff (access required)

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After selecting a Republican business leader and a Democratic state capitol veteran to lead her transition team, Secretary of State and Democratic Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs looked closer to home for her chief of staff. Hobbs announced that Allie Bones, the current Assistant Secretary of State, will take on the top job in her administration. 

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Most AZ voters say elections fair, secure 

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The newest update to the Arizona Voters’ Agenda survey found Arizonans believe their elections are secure, and identified priorities as increasing housing affordability, addressing water shortages, reforming immigration policies and investing in critical infrastructure, transportation and education.   

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Small business economy needs immigration reform

New businesses are the drivers of job growth and we are fortunate that Arizona is home to more than 70,000 immigrant entrepreneurs. The household income of our state’s undocumented immigrants is $5.1 billion per year. They pay $556.5 million in taxes and have a spending power of $4.5 billion annually. The bottom line is that Arizona is stronger when we are inclusive and welcoming to all people.  

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We need a statewide renewable energy plan

It is also imperative that Arizona has a comprehensive statewide plan for other impacts of the changing energy landscape. That means developing a coordinated approach on issues like electric vehicle infrastructure and energy storage to ensure that rural Arizona has a seat at the table and that new technologies can be rapidly adopted by consumers and utilities alike.     

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We must grow state’s clean energy economy

The federal government is considering up to $2 trillion in spending on efforts to boost the economy, including rebuilding aging infrastructure like highways and bridges, and investing in technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s critical that Arizona’s entire congressional delegation leverage any potential federal funding to only grow our state’s clean energy economy.

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