Arizona Senate Republicans
Legislative leaders discuss possible special session
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A judge today ruled that the governor has, quote, “wide latitude” in making such decisions during emergency situations. But that latitude is being questioned by some state lawmakers, a few of whom would like to see a special session to rein in the governor’s executive authority. We talk about that and the likelihood of even having a special session with Arizona Senate President, Karen Fann and Arizona House Speaker, Rusty Bowers.
These orders come after Gov. Ducey’s June 29th executive order which shut down gyms, bars, water parks, movie theatres, and others.
“There could always be better communication,” said Bowers. Going on he said they would just like to know ahead of time how they can prepare. While also making sure their constituents are in the loop.
Both members of the Arizona Legislature would like to see such change going forward.