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Arizona Updates: What have our Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State Been Up To?



FROM THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR KATIE HOBBS

Supported making Indigenous Peoples Day an official state holiday.

  • Attended U.S. Business Day, one of the largest business events in Taiwan that brings together U.S. and Taiwanese leaders to promote economic relations and trade.

  • Appointed her cabinet nominees to serve as Executive Deputy Directors of their respective agencies after refusal by the Senate to consider her nominees.

  • Spoke at the announcement of a new ASU conference center which will house the McCain Institute and the McCain Library.

  • Met at the Grand Canyon with tribal leaders to address problems that affect their communities and to ensure they have the infrastructure – like roads, utilities, and access to affordable internet and housing – necessary for economic development.

  • Sent a letter to Superintendent Tom Horne urging him to set partisan politics aside and stop holding as much as $27.5 million in school federal funding hostage.

  • Vetoed a measure that would have given the choice of appellate judges from an area be decided by voters from the entire state.

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL KRIS MAYES

  • Confirmed her office is investigating potential fraud related to efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

  • Initiated new efforts to combat the drug epidemic through a multi-tiered approach of prevention, prosecution, treatment, and education.

  • Announced that Arizona is slated to receive more than $1.8 million as part of a $49.5 million settlement from cloud software company Blackbaud due to a massive data breach affecting organizations such as nonprofits, educational and health care institutions.

  • Accused top Republican legislators of trying to do an end-run around the lawmaking process by asking the state Supreme Court to make a change in how appellate judges are elected.

  • Vowed to continue enforcing Arizona laws prohibiting discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE ADRIAN FONTES

  • Visited Taiwan to strengthen mutually-beneficial economic ties and to show support for the Taiwanese democracy.

  • Met with Congressional staff and members to emphasize the need for Federal funding for elections in Arizona.

  • Marked October as Domestic Violence Awareness month with an update on the number of Arizonans served by the Address Confidentiality Program, which helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking stay safe by providing a substitute address and confidential mail forwarding to individuals and families.

  • Praised retiring Sheriff Penzone for creating a model on how to protect our critical elections infrastructure while preserving Americans’ First Amendment rights to peacefully protest.

  • Led a working session with tribal leaders, county election officials, and voting rights advocates to expand ballot access and increase voter participation on tribal lands.

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