By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror
It seems highly unlikely that there are enough GOP votes in the state legislature to reverse Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency declaration, but Republican lawmakers are chafing under the extension of his stay-at-home order and are hoping leadership can convince the governor to make substantial changes soon.
Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, has proposed a resolution that would overturn the emergency declaration that Ducey issued on March 11, which allowed him to issue a host of executive orders aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Most significant among those is his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order that closed most businesses deemed non-essential and imposed restrictions on the reasons why Arizonans can leave their homes.
Though Townsend quickly rallied public support from a handful of GOP lawmakers, she doesn’t appear to have enough votes in either chamber of the legislature.
But that doesn’t mean Republicans are falling in line behind Ducey.