Exclusive 1-on-1 with Katie Hobbs, projected to be the next governor of Arizona
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Arizona’s Family political reporter Dennis Welch sat down with Katie Hobbs Wednesday morning, two days after the Associated Press, CBS News, and other outlets projected her to be the winner of the Arizona governor’s race.
On Tuesday, Hobbs delivered a victory speech at a rally in downtown Phoenix, where she said education, living wages, and jobs will be her top priority, along with abortion.
On how Arizona can keep teachers in the classroom, Hobbs says the focus shouldn’t be on banning books from the classroom. “That’s the sound bite of how politicized our classrooms are right now,” she says. “Most parents I talked to on the campaign trail, they’re not worried about the books that are in the classroom. They’re worried about having a qualified teacher in the classroom.”
On empowerment scholarships going to private schools, she says. “Our education plan calls for more accountability, and that’s going to be the focus. Making sure that these folks who are taking taxpayer dollars, that there’s a process for transparancy and accountability.”
On Governor Doug Ducey’s makeshift $13 million shipping container wall, Hobbs wouldn’t answer if it would stay up or be taken down. She said it would cost taxpayers money to dismantle the makeshift wall, which would include legal costs.
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