Democratic bills, legislature, Hobbs
Aug 25, 2023

Under Hobbs, Dems struggle to get bills advanced, signed

The 2023 legislative session was comprised similarly to the previous two, with all three having narrow Republican majorities in the House and Senate.  

Prop 400, I_10, Hobbs, Senate, House, voters, public transportation, freeways, deal
Aug 3, 2023

Prop. 400 compromise alters use of tax monies

Gov. Katie Hobbs’ signing of a proposal to extend a Maricopa County transportation tax ensures voters will get the chance to weigh in on the issue before the tax expires in 2025. Most legislative Republicans, Democrats and Hobbs are praising the deal as one of the major legislative accomplishments this session.

Crane, colored people, Congress, Grijalva
Jul 17, 2023

Crane’s use of ‘colored people’ in House debate brings swift condemnation

Reactions to Arizona Rep. Eli Crane’s use of the term “colored people” during a House floor debate Thursday ranged from “utter shock” to suggestions that it was a “dog whistle to white nationalists.”

Rogers, Senate, reporter, injunction, residency
Apr 20, 2023

Rogers asks court to bar reporter from contacting her

Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers is asking a court to stop a reporter who is investigating claims she resides outside of the northern Arizona district she represents from contacting her.

Berry, Hobbs, tweet, Twitter, transphobic,
Mar 29, 2023

Governor’s spokeswoman is out after controversial tweet

A spokeswoman for Gov. Katie Hobbs resigned under pressure on Tuesday after tweeting an image of a woman brandishing handguns with the caption: “Us when we see transphobes.”

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Dec 6, 2022

Ward wants Brnovich to investigate Hobbs’ office contacting Twitter

The head of the Arizona Republican Party, Kelli Ward, wants Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate whether Democrat Katie Hobbs used her official position "to suppress free speech.''

Hamadeh, Mayes, attorney general, election, lawsuit, Maricopa County, attorney, Democrats, Republicans, Trump, election deniers, Lake, Hobbs, Democrats, Republicans, tabulation, general election, contest, pens, Maricopa County, Mohave County
Nov 22, 2022

Tally shows 510-vote loss, Hamadeh files lawsuit

Republican Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh filed an election contest on Tuesday evening, a day after a final vote tally left Hamadeh 510 votes behind Democrat Kris Mayes in the race. 

Magnus, Tucson Police, Customs and Border Protection, Biden, Trump, White House, Senate, Grijalva, Homeland Security, resignation, Mexicans, border
Nov 15, 2022

Magnus out as Customs and Border Protection head after less than year

Former Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus resigned as head of Customs and Border Protection over the weekend, reportedly forced out after a tumultuous year that saw record-shattering numbers of migrants stopped at the southern border.

migrants, border, Ducey, nonprofits
Jul 25, 2022

D.C. services stressed by migrants bused in from Arizona, Texas borders

Washington, D.C., officials are asking federal and regional governments to help area nonprofits stretched thin by busloads of migrants who are being sent to the city by the governors of Arizona and Texas.

Secretary of State-elect Katie Hobbs (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 17, 2018

Patriot Movement members sue Katie Hobbs over Ducey tweet

Members of the Patriot Movement AZ are suing Secretary of State candidate Katie Hobbs over a six-month-old tweet in which she criticized Gov. Doug Ducey for posing with the controversial activist group.

Jul 26, 2018

Ducey avoids deposition in lawsuit alleging false arrest

Gov. Doug Ducey has succeeded in avoiding a deposition in a false-arrest lawsuit filed by a man once charged in some of metro Phoenix's freeway shootings during the summer of 2015.

school funding, Ducey, Hobbs, School Facilities Board, Dewain Fox, Maricopa County Superior Court, Secretary of State, Bowers, Fann, Hebert, Supreme Court, building schools, maintenance, air conditioning, roofs
May 27, 2016

An angry crowd and a tweet break school funding logjam

In March 2015, just as the Legislature was approving last year’s budget, several West Valley lawmakers walked into a Peoria Unified School District meeting and faced a very hostile crowd.