Katie Hobbs

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Sep 24, 2023

Homeless case spurs arguments from Toma, Petersen

Republican legislative leaders are spending $15,000 to file a legal brief designed to protect the ability of state lawmakers to enact laws to clear homeless encampments and cite those who are living on the street.

Aug 16, 2023

Hobbs’ heat emergency sparks criticism, could change policy

Gov. Katie Hobbs’ emergency order last week declaring a heat emergency in three Arizona Counties comes off an upward trend of heat-related deaths and hospitalizations in the most populous county of the state during recent years.

Aug 15, 2023

Petersen threatens lawsuit if state elections manual not revised

The top Senate Republican in Arizona is threatening litigation against Secretary of State Adrian Fontes over a proposed elections manual.  

Aug 1, 2023

Lawmakers send bill to ban rental tax to Hobbs

A bill repealing a tax on home and apartment rentals that has been a key issue for Republicans in the Legislature for two sessions was sent to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs on Monday after sitting on the Senate president's desk for seven weeks.

Jul 28, 2023

Arizona governor’s election task force recommends new laws

A governor's task force meeting behind closed doors approved recommending changes to election laws, a secrecy decision defended by a top aide to Gov. Katie Hobbs.

Jul 15, 2023

Arizona judge rules no new trial for Hamadeh

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen late Friday turned down a bid by Abe Hamadeh for a new trial to contest his loss in the attorney general's race.

Jul 4, 2023

3 Arizona girls seek to intervene in lawsuit brought by transgender athlete

Three Arizona mothers of biological girls want to intercede in a federal court case to keep their daughters from having to compete against transgender females. 

Jul 4, 2023

Arizona governor asked to rescind executive order limiting prosecution of abortion-related cases

Twelve of Arizona's 15 county attorneys are calling for Gov. Katie Hobbs to rescind her recent executive order that limits them from prosecuting abortion-related cases. 

Jul 3, 2023

Toma calls executive order on conversion therapy illegal, unconstitutional

The top House Republican contends a new order by Gov. Katie Hobbs banning the use of public funds for "conversion therapy'' is illegal and appears to violate the rights of parents to make decisions for their children.

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Jun 19, 2023

Governor signs law ending Arizona water dispute involving upscale Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale

Legislation that resolves the water supply problem of a small unincorporated community outside the upscale city of Scottsdale was signed into law Monday by Gov. Katie Hobbs.

Jun 19, 2023

Hobbs vetoes bill to exempt sales taxes for out-of-state car buyers

Gov. Katie Hobbs rejected a proposal Monday sought on behalf of Lucid Motors that would have allowed visitors to buy a car here and then drive it off without paying the taxes.

Jun 19, 2023

Hobbs vetoes bill to regulate renewable energy

Calling it a potential barrier to renewable energy, Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation Monday which would have imposed new requirements on solar and wind generating plants.