PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed her first executive order in office after getting sworn in on Monday.
The “Protecting Employment Opportunity” order kicked off Hobbs’ “First 100 Days Initiative,” an agenda for her first 100 actions as governor.
The order directs the Arizona Department of Administration to reinforce non-discrimination laws for state agencies, guarantee equal employment opportunities and establish updated procedures by April 1.
It also says new state contracts and subcontracts must include provisions to prohibit discrimination.
— Governor Katie Hobbs (@GovernorHobbs) January 2, 2023
During Hobbs’ first 100 days, the administration aims to increase education opportunities after high school, invest in clean energy, address homelessness, upgrade infrastructure, boost funding for the Department of Public Safety and repeal the near-total abortion ban law, according to the governor’s website.
Hobbs took over formally for Republican Doug Ducey in a private ceremony at the state Capitol Monday morning, and a public inauguration is scheduled for Thursday.
She is the 24th governor of Arizona and the first Democrat to hold the position since 2009.