Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs Vetoes Bipartisan Housing Bill HB 2570

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By journalsofus.com


Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a controversial housing bill that gained bipartisan support in the Legislature, saying the measure would put Arizona “at the center of a housing reform experiment with unclear results.”

Hobbs’s veto of Arizona Starter Home Law Monday was his second veto of the year. Perhaps reflecting the intense debate over the bill and its effectiveness in alleviating the state’s housing crisis, the governor waited until the last day allowed in the Arizona Constitution to act on the bill.

“I was elected with a promise to bring thoughtful leadership to the Governor’s Office and to always do what is right for the people of this state, even when it is difficult,” Hobbs said in a statement. “Unfortunately, this expansive bill is a step too far and I know we can strike a better balance.”

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