How will Speaker Adams try to run special session?
PHOENIX -- Word is getting around that Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will likely call legislators back for a 4th special session of the 49th Arizona Legislature on or around Nov 17.
A Republican legislator told me today the majority leadership's deal with Brewer will likely pursue about $500M+ in big new mid-year budget cuts, primarily aimed at schools and DES. They may also ask lawmakers to agree to waive legislative rules, and rush a full vote on complicated large budget cuts in one day, instead of the required three days.
I'm not sure I'll support waiving the rules, unless perhaps it is negotiated as part of a fair bipartisan budget deal with the Rs. A bipartisan agreement is what Arizona needs, but frustratingly, it seems unlikely right now since GOP lawmakers are still going it alone and not working with Dems, even after 10 months of their failed unilateral strategy.