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State election chief wastes half a million of taxpayer funds

March 23, 2017News Clip

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.

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Senator Katie Hobbs Announces Run for Secretary of State

March 8, 2017Blog Post

PHOENIX – Today, on International Women’s Day, Senator Katie Hobbs announced her intentions to run for Secretary of State citing the need to bring integrity back to Arizona’s elections from the persistent debacles plaguing the office.

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Another step forward for survivors' rights

February 23, 2017Blog Post

My bill proposing a Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights (SB1355) was passed unanimously by the entire Senate!

The bill protects the rights of sexual assault survivors by guaranteeing rape kit collection, examination, and long-term preservation. Survivors of sexual assault would also be notified of the release of their assaulter, a much needed step that allows them to protect themselves.

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A Win for Sexual Assault Survivors

February 12, 2017News Clip

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.'”

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Disability Advocates, Arizona Lawmakers Protest Bill On Fixing Violations

February 12, 2017News Clip

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.

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Senator Hobbs Introduces Bill to Prohibit Discrimination

February 6, 2017News Clip

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.

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Katie Hobbs and State Leaders Push Protecting Reproductive Rights Under Trump

January 27, 2017News Clip

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.”

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Katie Hobbs Proposes Historic Preservation Funding for Fairground's WPA Building

January 24, 2017News Clip

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.

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Untested Rape Kits to be Fully Funded

January 17, 2017News Clip

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.

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Governor announces fully funding rape kits after working with Senator Katie Hobbs

January 17, 2017News Clip

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.

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