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by  | Mar 22, 2017 | ElectionsPolitics

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan campaigned on making it easier for people to see how money flows into political campaigns, and she has a plan for a website that will help.

By  on Feb 10, 2017

On Thursday, Senate Bill 1355 passed the Senate Committee on Judiciary, introduced by Sen. Katie Hobbs because it “tells survivors ‘Arizona has your back.'”

By Kathy Ritchie, Thursday, February 9, 2017

Last month, Arizona Sen. John Kavanagh introduced legislation that would give businesses time to fix violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This so-called cure period concerns many people within the disability community. Disability advocates and some state lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to oppose Senate Bill 1198.

Right now, Arizona’s Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national original or disability. But it does not include protections for the LGBT community. A new bill is attempting to change that.

State Sen. Katie Hobbs of District 24 has introduced a bill that would ban discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status.

In deep-red Kentucky, a reproductive-rights group is urging Democratic state legislators to introduce a resolution that declares, in a very blue-state manner: “abortion is health care.”

Downtown’s own Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix, Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix, and Sen. Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix, introduced HB2074 to supply $1,000,000 to the Arizona Exposition & State Fair Board for the preservation and renovation of historic buildings.

Megan Cassidy, The Arizona Republic, Jan. 11, 2017

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that the state was poised to clear its backlog of untested sexual-assault kits, capping off one of his key initiatives of 2016.

Dave Biscobing, Janunuary 10, 2017

PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizona will fund the processing of all untested rape kits and has vowed legislation requiring all future kits to be tested.

Ducey made the remarks in his State of State address on Monday.

“Let’s get this done,” Ducey said. “And for the thousands of women who have been victimized, finally ensure justice.”

The Governor’s announcement follows through on promises he made last year when he formed a special task force to count all of the state’s untested kits and form recommendations.

  • HOWARD FISCHER Captiol Media Services, Updated Jan 11, 2017

PHOENIX — Not willing to put it off until the last minute, legislative Democrats on Monday proposed asking voters as soon as possible to extend — and expand — a special sales tax that funds education.

By Art Martori, January 2017 Issue.

Hanging on a wall in the office of State Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs, nestled among artwork created by her friends and children, and service awards she’s garnered over the years, is a simple wooden sign. It reads Illegitimi non Carborundum, a euphemism in Latin meaning Don’t let the bastards get you down. How appropriate.

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