photo radar
May 26, 2023

Hobbs vetoes bill that would have banned photo radar

Gov. Katie Hobbs on May 26 quashed the latest attempt by state lawmakers to snuff out the technology that allows communities to use cameras to catch those who are ignoring posted speed limits or who proceed into intersections even after the light turns red.

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May 26, 2023

Hobbs cancels $50M for ESA all-day kindergarten

Gov. Katie Hobbs says she’s cancelling a $50 million contract that would have paid for students to attend all-day kindergarten at non-public schools using Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, or school vouchers. 

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Apr 21, 2023

Hobbs tops Napolitano’s veto record – 63 so far

Gov. Katie Hobbs shattered a state record for the largest number of bills vetoed in one year on April 18 – the Democratic governor rejected 11 bills, bringing her to a total of 63 for the year.

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Apr 12, 2023

Vetoes define first 100 days of Hobbs’ term

A few weeks into her tenure as Arizona’s top public official, Gov. Katie Hobbs took heat from critics over a handful of executive orders she’d issued – efforts to tackle discriminatory hiring practices and create new task forces to address her policy priorities, like prison reform.

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Apr 6, 2023

Hobbs vetoes 8 more bills, headed for record number

Proposals to cut food and rental taxes; a bill banning some messages on highway billboards; a measure to stop unhoused people from camping on streets and sidewalks. They’ve all died on the desk of Gov. Katie Hobbs, who reached a new veto milestone on Thursday morning when she rejected eight bills, bringing her total number of vetoes this year to 37.

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Mar 31, 2023

Hobbs vetoes vaccine religious exemption, homeless visibility bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs added to her veto tally Thursday, rejecting two more measures approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Mar 28, 2023

Hobbs vetoes bill aimed at motivating banks to work with gun makers, dealers

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation Tuesday designed to bribe or blackmail Arizona banks into doing business with gun manufacturers and dealers.

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Mar 3, 2023

Nomination picture still muddy going forward

A month after the Arizona Senate formed an extraordinary new committee to vet Gov. Katie Hobbs’ appointments, the picture still looks muddy for the governor’s nominees to lead key agencies. 

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Mar 3, 2023

After budget veto, more GOP bills likely for Hobbs’ rejection

It’s been more than a decade since Arizona had a divided government, but Republican legislators are signaling they’re willing to send bills to die at the desk of Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs.  

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Jan 9, 2023

Arizona Freedom Caucus says will file lawsuit challenging Hobbs’ first executive order

The Arizona Freedom Caucus announced it would be filing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Katie Hobbs’ first executive order barring discrimination in hiring practices. Caucus leaders claim Hobbs is illegally legislating to, “advance her woke agenda,” by issuing executive orders.  

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Jan 9, 2023

Republican lawmakers plan to send bills to Hobbs they know she’ll veto

The 2023 legislative session gets started today with perhaps the worst-kept political secret: Republican lawmakers are going to send bills to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs even knowing ahead of time she will veto them.

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Jan 3, 2023

Hobbs orders agencies to eliminate all barriers that restrict employment

Newly sworn-in Gov. Katie Hobbs did something on her first day in office on Tuesday that hasn't been done since the last time Arizona had a Democratic governor: shield more Arizonans from discrimination -- at least in state government.