Arizona House Lawmakers Debate Whether They Should Be In Session At All

By Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:08pm

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The Arizona House of Representatives building in Phoenix.

Representatives returned to the Arizona House floor May 19, and political divisions in how lawmakers believe they should proceed were immediately clear.

Though members of both parties were present, they did not agree on whether they should be there or what precautions they should take. And while leadership’s stated goal is to avoid controversy, that seems unlikely.

Andrew Oxford covers the Legislature for the Arizona Republic, and The Show spoke with him for what his takeaway was from the House's return.

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