For the first time in nearly a decade, Arizona has a new governor. Former Gov. Doug Ducey cleared his ninth-floor office of the state’s executive building at the end of the year to make way for newly elected leaders.
He’s done his allowed term, and now, Gov. Katie Hobbs has moved in. In addition to delivering her first State of the State address, announcing the proposed 2023 budget and being sworn in, she and her team are settling into their offices.
New artwork is being hung, commemorative football helmets are being moved and updated nameplates are being placed.
‘A new chapter in Arizona’: Gov. Katie Hobbs and 5 other governors take office
The office got a new owner, and so did Arizona.
So what does the move of the new governor mean? Besides political change, what happens when there is a new governor on the executive floor?
On this week’s episode of Valley 101, the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com podcast, we unpack the details.
Gov. Doug Ducey backs election, Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs takes power
We are joined by Dave Wells, a professor of political science and organizational leadership at Arizona State University, and Stacey Bachinger, a political reporter for the Arizona Republic.
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