Hobbs vetoes mainly partisan bills, draws ire for nixing elections legislation
So far this session Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed 92 bills, 22 of which had the support of at least one legislative Democrat, leading to criticism from Republicans about her treatment of bipartisan bills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hobbs signs first bill after bipartisan support
Gov. Katie Hobbs signed her first bill into law on Friday, a measure that will allow cities to set up a fast-track development approval process for some building proposals.
Passing legislation requires moderation, tricks of the trade
Lawmakers passed 369 bills, 30.6 percent of the 1,206 bills introduced in the 2018 session. Of those 369 bills, Ducey signed 346, or 93.8 percent of all the bills that were approved.
Ducey vetoes increase in car insurance requirements
Motorists are going to be able to operate their cars and trucks on Arizona roads with the same level of liability insurance they had to purchase in 1972.
Ducey goes on veto spree to push teacher plan
Ducey, playing hardball with state lawmakers to get his teacher-pay raise plan passed, vetoed 10 Republican-sponsored House bills in an attempt to force the legislature to finish the state budget.
Lovas tops lawmaker ‘batting average’ with only 4 winning bills
Of the 1,079 bills lawmakers introduced in the 2017 legislative session, 353 were passed and sent to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk. Ducey signed 97 percent of those bills into law, vetoing 11—the lowest number of vetoes since 2004, when Janet Napolitano, a Democrat, was governor.
Ducey vetoes lowest in ’17 despite last minute flurry of bill rejections
Gov. Doug Ducey wielded his veto power this year fewer times than any governor since 2004.
Ducey: Hemp not funded, student journos need supervision
Ducey penned his approval to 27 new laws on Monday, the last of what the legislature approved in its 122-day session. But he found six unacceptable, bringing his veto record this session to 11.