Revamped 'tamale bill' advances out of AZ committee

The so-called "tamale bill" has advanced out of committee with a number of changes. Arizona law allows the street sales of what are known as "cottage foods", but the bill seeks to add certain cooked foods, like tamales, to the list. Last year, Governor Katie Hobbs vetoed the bill despite it passing with a majority of support from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate. She now sounds more optimistic about the possibility of signing the new bill. "My team is actively engaged on it and I'm looking forward to getting a bill that I can sign," Hobbs said. The measure must be debated and approved by the full House and Senate before making it to Hobbs' desk.

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