Opinion: The Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature are about to become even more conservative. If that’s even possible.
By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic
Buckle in, Arizona. The Legislature is about to take a turn to the right.
Having accomplished their goals of outlawing abortion, making it harder (for certain people) to vote and protecting guns, ensuring that any old Tom, Dick or Dirty Harry can walk around with enough firepower to make war on a congregation or a classroom …
Having chased away good teachers, taken the fight to transgender teens and sabotaged public schools, boosting school budgets but refusing to allow them to actually spend the extra money …
Having kowtowed to the wealthiest among us, conferring upon them not only deep income tax cuts but now also a $6,500 taxpayer-supplied voucher to help pay tuition at the private schools their kids already are attending …
… The Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature are about to become even more conservative.
If that’s even possible.
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Look for them to lose seats in November.
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