Hobbs’ leftover inauguration funds can be used on elections
Gov. Katie Hobbs collected nearly $1.5 million in donations from corporations and other special interests to cover the cost of her inauguration.
Court backs schools over social media posts
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously ruled school districts reserve the right to discipline and expel students for content posted on social media, so long as the post creates a substantial disruption in schooling and collides with the rights of other students.
Hobbs calls for more money for public schools, oversight for charters in first State of the State
Gov. Katie Hobbs is putting education at the top of her agenda for 2023. In her State of the State address on Monday afternoon, Democrat Hobbs said she wants to lift a spending cap that could kneecap public schools, increase funding for public education – specifically teacher pay – and improve oversight of non-district schools that receive public money.
Hobbs keeps donations secret for inauguration events
Hobbs, who touted transparency as part of her leadership, has refused to disclose which people or corporations are paying for her inauguration party.
Hobbs names transition team leaders, outlines Day 1 plans
Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs announced on Thursday that the top executive of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a former Janet Napolitano aide will lead her transition team.
Verdict weakens Hobbs – opens door for challengers?
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marco Lopez is trying to seize an opportunity opened up by Katie Hobbs’ missteps in responding to a multimillion-dollar discrimination verdict.
Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape
Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.
New norm: Governing by social media
Politicians are laying a new foundation in media relations and operating as if the Fourth Estate no longer exists.
Passing $12.8B budget means appeasing several Republicans
GOP leaders in the House and Senate introduced a $12.8 billion spending plan Monday afternoon with high hopes of passing it by Wednesday — but finding the votes to pass it will prove difficult.
Audit attorney asks for secrecy of policies, procedures
The attorney for the private firm hired by the Senate to audit the 2020 election is trying to deny public access to the policies and procedures they are using to audit the returns.
Former Nogales mayor announces bid for governor
Former Nogales Mayor Marco Lopez launched his bid for governor with a request to "join us'' -- and a highly partisan jab at Republicans.
Vote certified, GOP challenges continue
Challengers to Joe Biden's victory in Arizona will get documents they contend will cast enough doubt about the election results, void the just certified official tally and give the state's 11 electoral votes to President Trump.