resignation, Hobbs, Allie Bones
May 26, 2023

Hobbs’ top aide resigns, Campbell floated as potential chief of staff 

Gov. Katie Hobbs’ chief of staff Allie Bones resigned on Thursday, the highest-profile departure from a gubernatorial administration that’s already seen some turnover in key positions.

Lake, appeal, governor, Hobbs, election
May 23, 2023

Lake says she will appeal judge’s ruling confirming she lost election

Kari Lake said Tuesday she will appeal Monday's ruling confirming the election of Katie Hobbs as governor, brushing aside the fact that the judge said her key evidence in seeking to overturn the result was legally irrelevant.

Lake, Hobbs, election, governor
May 22, 2023

Lake exhausts her last attempt at overturning election results

Failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake saw her last attempt to overturn the 2022 election rejected as a judge dismissed the final count in her election contest. 

Hobbs, veto, pronouns, transgender students
May 22, 2023

Hobbs vetoes controversial student pronouns bill, other legislation

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill that would have barred teachers from referring to students by their preferred pronoun or name, calling it just another piece of "harmful legislation directed at transgender youth.'' And the governor said similar measures will meet the same fate.

Lake, election contest, Maricopa County, trial, closing arguments, governor, signature verification
May 19, 2023

Lake’s attorneys argue more than 270k signatures county verified in less than three seconds

A judge heard closing arguments from counsel for failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, as well as Maricopa County, the Secretary of State and the governor on the signature verification count remanded by the Arizona Supreme Court.  

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May 19, 2023

Secure rural Arizonans’ water future now 

To the members of the Arizona Legislature and the governor – we ask for your leadership on water for the State of Arizona, for all our communities.

Lake, trial, Hobbs, governor, Trump, election deniers
May 18, 2023

Judge declines motion by defendants to dismiss count in second day of Lake trial

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson declined a motion by defendants this afternoon to dismiss the remaining count before they presented their case in the second day of the Kari Lake election challenge trial. 

emergencies, Hobbs, Bennett, Senate, governor, amendment
May 8, 2023

Senate considers measure to ask voters to approve constitutional change tied to emergencies

The state Senate was likely just a few minutes away from approving a measure last week that would ask Arizona voters to OK a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to reauthorize any state of emergency called by the governor every 30 days.

Lake, Hobbs, election, Supreme Court
May 4, 2023

Court grants Hobbs, Fontes’ motions for sanctions against Lake

The Arizona Supreme Court granted Gov. Katie Hobbs and Secretary of State Adrian Fontes’ motions for sanctions against Kari Lake for repeating baseless election fraud claims in court.

Hobbs, Lake, election contest, court
May 1, 2023

Hobbs still mum on what she wants changed to sign new home-cooked foods bill

Nearly two weeks after vetoing a widely popular bill to expand the sale of home-cooked foods, Gov. Katie Hobbs still won't say what she wants changed in order to get her to sign a new version.

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Apr 27, 2023

Override falls short after partisan fireworks

The effort to override Gov. Katie Hobbs’ veto of a bill that had received bipartisan backing ran out of gas on April 25 when the Arizona House of Representatives mustered a simple majority vote – but not the necessary supermajority.

Hobbs, veto, veto override, cottage foods
Apr 20, 2023

Lawmakers frustrated over food bill veto, but will it lead to override?

Will Democrats in the Legislature vote to override a veto by a Democratic governor?