Opinion: One month into the Arizona Legislature seems a good time to review many truly wondrous ways in which our leaders are working for us. Truly.
By Laurie Roberts || The Arizona Republic
We are now one month into that most wonderful time of the year, when the Arizona Legislature descends upon the state Capitol to solve our most pressing problems and boldly chart our way forward into the future.
One month in, it seems a good time to review progress – the many truly wondrous ways in which our leaders are working for the more than seven million residents of our beloved state.
Oh, I know. They haven’t yet gotten around to addressing our water crisis. Or moving forward with any plans to prevent future wildcat subdivisions that lead to places like Rio Verde Foothills, where you can turn on the taps and get a bathtub full of lizards.
Schools? Housing? Nothing on that yet
And, well, no, they aren’t exactly racing to save the schools from having to lay off two-thirds of their teachers this spring because they won’t be able to use money they already have to pay them.
(Last week, the House Education Committee finally took the first step toward waiving the schools’ spending limit. But many Republicans are balking, and that March 1 deadline is looming large.)
Affordable housing? Nothing yet.