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Elvia Díaz: Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs' focus on public education is refreshing

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:54am
Updated: Monday, January 23, 2023 - 11:00am

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The Show regularly checks in with the Arizona Republic editorial board to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

From Red for Ed to universal vouchers, education has been at the center of Arizona’s political debate for years now. And now is no different. 

New Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs made funding education — and defunding vouchers — a center point of her budget. And, her first State of the State speech heavily focused on education and what districts need to be successful going forward. 

It’s a shift in priorities that the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic welcomes. Editor Elvia Díaz joined The Show to talk about about why.

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