Arizona House Speaker Bowers Waiting For Drought Plan From Gov. Ducey

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:33pm
Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:51pm
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Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, a Mesa Republican.

One of the major issues addressed by Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address was a Drought Contingency Plan.

With a Jan. 31 deadline looming, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers says he won’t be pressured into approving a plan he has yet to see.

"I want language tomorrow. I want language of the agreements tomorrow. I want language of the bill tomorrow. And if he doesn't have them tomorrow, I'm adding a day," he said.

Bowers said holding firm to this resolve is in the best interest of Arizonans.

“I have an obligation as the speaker of the House to my membership and our constituents," he said. "We are not going to act without knowing what we do.”

House Speaker Bowers spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services. who joined The Show to talk about the situation.

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