For the first time in nearly a decade, Arizona has a new governor. Former Gov. Doug Ducey cleaned out his office on the 9th floor of the state’s executive tower at the end of the year to make way for newly elected leadership.
He served both of his allowed terms and now, Gov. Katie Hobbs has moved in. Along with making her first State of the State address, announcing a proposed 2023 budget and being sworn into office, her and her team are settling into their offices.
New art is being hung, commemorative football helmets are being moved, and updated name plates are being placed.
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The office has a new boss, and so does Arizona.
So what all goes into moving in a new governor? Outside of the political changes, what happens when there’s a new governor on the executive floor?
In this week’s episode of Valley 101, a podcast by The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, we unpack the details.
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We’re joined by Dave Wells, politics and organizational leadership professor at Arizona State University, and Stacey Barchenger, Arizona Republic state politics reporter.
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