Hobbs, vetoes
Aug 25, 2023

Hobbs vetoes record 143 GOP bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a record number of bills this year – all from Republican lawmakers.  

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Jul 6, 2023

Legislature should take a lesson from its accomplishments in budget and refocus on commonsense bi-partisan legislation

As Gov. Katie Hobbs seeks to enact the measured solutions our state needs, I know she remains vigilant against efforts which harm Arizona’s reputation with the business community. I encourage the legislature to take a lesson from its accomplishments in the budget and refocus on commonsense bi-partisan legislation.

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.

Jun 16, 2023

Hobbs puts veto stamp to work again – 119 measures rejected

Arizona counties won't get state approval to start counting ballots by hand.

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Jun 14, 2023

Health records vindicate Arizona tamale vendors

Home cooking scares Arizona health officials, but real-world evidence should put them at ease. A new investigation finds no confirmed illnesses related to homemade meals or snacks sold in the seven states with the broadest laws.

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Jun 13, 2023

Partisan tax extension plan poised for veto

On Tuesday evening the Legislature passed a partisan, controversial half-cent sales tax extension, which Democrats called a “slap in the face” and the governor said she will veto. 

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Jun 8, 2023

Hobbs stops attempt to block transgender students’ rights to use preferred restrooms

Arizona won't block transgender students from using restrooms and locker rooms that do not match their biological sex.

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.

Rio Verde, Hobbs, Ortega
May 22, 2023

Hobbs vetoes proposal to resume Scottsdale water services to Rio Verde 

About 750 households in an unincorporated community near Scottsdale will continue a months-long challenge of not having water after Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill to temporarily resolve the issue.  

Hobbs, veto, pronouns, transgender students
May 22, 2023

Hobbs vetoes controversial student pronouns bill, other legislation

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill that would have barred teachers from referring to students by their preferred pronoun or name, calling it just another piece of "harmful legislation directed at transgender youth.'' And the governor said similar measures will meet the same fate.

May 22, 2023

Hobbs rejects 2 GOP election bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday vetoed two measures which directly relate to the issues now being raised as her election is being challenged.