Journalists discuss inauguration, State of the State address
Each week, a panel of journalists joins Ted to discuss the top political issues happening around Arizona.
This week, we welcomed Mark Brodie from KJZZ, Mary Jo Pitzl from the Arizona Republic, and Rachel Leingang from the Arizona Agenda.
Arizona’s newest Gov., Katie Hobbs was inaugurated, Thursday, at a ceremony at the State Capitol.
The inauguration was the public ceremony for statewide leaders elected in November. The transition of power between former Gov. Doug Ducey and Gov. Katie Hobbs happened Monday. “It’s going to be super interesting to see what kinds of bills gets tracked at the Capitol,” Brodie said.
Pitzl, who attended the inauguration said there were no open protests going on. “It was a sea of chairs between the House and Senate buildings,” she said.
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes thanked voters at Inauguration Day for their vote. Mayes won a tight race against opponent, Abraham Hamadeh.
“At this point, the election of 2020 is perhaps foreclosed in some people’s minds,” Leingang said. “But I think people will be focusing on 2022 now, for quite some time.”
Statewide elected leaders from the 2022 election took the oath including Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, Treasurer Kimberly Yee, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, and more.
Gov. Hobbs is set to deliver the State of the State Address next week.