Republican lawmakers going around Hobbs by referring as many as 51 resolutions to voters

By Lauren Gilger, Ben Giles
Published: Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 1:13pm
Updated: Monday, March 13, 2023 - 7:57am

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The Arizona Capitol Museum building in Phoenix, Arizona.

Republican lawmakers at the Arizona Capitol have already seen a few of the bills they’ve passed met with a swift veto stamp from Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. Now they’re pushing several proposals through the Legislature that go around her completely.

They’re called concurrent resolutions, and they’re traditionally enacted when lawmakers want to change anything that’s subject to the Voter Protection Act or make changes to the state constitution. They go straight to voters — to appear on your 2024 ballot, in this case.

KJZZ politics editor Ben Giles joined The Show to talk more about how Republican lawmakers appear to be preparing a long list for voters to decide on this session.

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