Katie Hobbs Pledges To Build An Affordable Arizona at “Hobbs for Jobs” Rally with Union Leaders 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Katie Hobbs Pledges To Build An Affordable Arizona at “Hobbs for Jobs” Rally with Union Leaders 

 Union members rally to elect Katie Hobbs Arizona’s next governor 

PHOENIX – Today, Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for governor Katie Hobbs joined labor leaders for a “Hobbs for Jobs” rally to get out the vote and highlight Hobbs’ plans to support working families. At the event, Hobbs emphasized how thrilled she was to be standing with her “union brothers and sisters,” and pledged to build an Arizona that is the best place to live, work, and raise a family. 

“I will continue to fight for a state that recognizes a worker’s right to organize and collectively bargain for better jobs, wages, and benefits.” Hobbs said. “That’s why my plan to make life more affordable for Arizonans includes better training for good-paying jobs, and expanding opportunities in career and technical education. I’ve called for a tax credit for any Arizonan who is pursuing career and technical education opportunities. We can provide relief for working families, grow our economy, and train our workforce not just for the jobs of today, but for the opportunities of tomorrow as well.”

Hobbs’ economic plan would deliver immediate relief to working families across Arizona. As governor, she would work to lower costs by getting rid of taxes on necessities like over-the-counter medication and school supplies, providing new consumer protections, and expand career and education opportunities. Economists have said Hobbs’ plan will lower costs while putting people back to work.

Meanwhile, Lake’s ridiculous economic “plans” have gained attention from multiple experts over the past few weeks — for all the wrong reasons. Here’s a quick recap of what folks are saying about Kari Lake’s dangerous policy proposals:

  • Economist Dennis Hoffman said Lake’s plan to tackle inflation was like “trying to put out a fire with jet fuel.”
  • League of Arizona Cities and Towns Legislative Director Tom Savage underscored that Lake’s half-baked ideas would provide “minimal relief” to Arizona’s working families and raise rent during a time of record-high housing prices. 
  • Laurie Roberts’ column in the Arizona Republic underscored that Lake’s economic plans would defund police and first responders. She wrote that “Kari Lake’s plan to ‘fix’ Arizona’s economy demonstrates just what can happen when you have a governor who reads teleprompters instead of budgets.” 
  • An Arizona Daily Star column featured two experts calling Lake’s water plans unrealistic. One of them even said “Lake’s assertion that ‘we need more water. Period.’ is naive and a century late.” While Hobbs’ plan is “more realistic.” 
  • ASU Kyl Center for Water Policy Director Sarah Porter also recently highlighted that Lake’s water plan would make the price of the water drastically more expensive for water users, so high it may “price out most people.”

Click here to read more about Hobbs’ plan for a more Affordable Arizona and check out her 10 comprehensive plans to uplift Arizona.

 

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