The top elected Republican in Arizona is refusing to recognize the "executive deputy directors'' named by Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. State Treasurer Kimberly Yee said she did not allow those tapped by the governor as heads of two state agencies to sit at a meeting this week of the State Board of Investment.
This session, a new committee designed to vet Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominees to lead various offices drew outrage from Democrats and was applauded as an effective strategy by Republicans.
Senate Republicans finally deployed an option against the governor they’ve held all year, refusing to consider her nominees to various offices, but it seems to have had no effect.
We believe the Arizona Legislature needs to take a cue from the private sector and approve the governor’s appointments for agency directors, absent any egregious disqualifications.
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear demands from the speaker of the House and Senate president to force the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments to come up with a new list of Republican and independent nominees for the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Republican legislative leaders aren't happy with their choices for the Independent Redistricting Commission and are asking that a nominating commission reconvene and reconsider.