GOP leaders says both sides should work together
Republican leaders in the Arizona legislature – whose majority was diminished in both houses as a result of this month's election – are reaching out to the opposition party.
According to the Arizona Capitol Times, one of the first things Andy Biggs did when Senate Republicans voted him in as Senate Majority Leader was to meet with Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor. According to Taylor, Biggs told her that he wants both parties to work together in next year's legislative session to tackle statewide issues.
During the past two years, Democrats were rarely consulted, and Democrat-sponsored bills rarely even received a hearing, let alone a vote, since Republicans had at least a two-thirds majority in both the House and the Senate. On election night, the Democrats won several seats in both houses, and Democratic leaders predicted they would be relevant again next year.