By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings
As with the previous few weeks, there just isn't much on the schedule –
– Tuesday's House COW (Committee of the Whole) calendar is here. Two bills on the agenda, and one of them is a neo-secessionist special: SCR1016, a proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution declaring that Arizona can ignore any federal action that it doesn't like.
– On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Energy, and Military Committee is meeting to consider executive branch nominations. 9:30 a.m., SHR1.
That's it. Even the governor isn't putting in much effort these days, as she has announced that she won't be signing any bills until progress is made on expanding Medicaid coverage and completing the state's budget.
One senator, Steve Gallardo (D-Phoenix), has suggested
that the lege hold impeachment hearings, looking into the actions of
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. It won't happen, but only because
Horne is a Republican, not because they have anything better to do.
this is the week that we could start seeing things break on the
Medicaid and budget fronts – as Arizona Republic writer Mary Jo Pitzl
pointed out in her article linked in the paragraph referring to the
governor above, this is the week that legislators start seeing reduced
per diem payments (funds to help defray their daily living expenses).
Less money for being at the Capitol = Less interest for being at the Capitol.
Basically, it's "hurry up and wait time" redux; I'd say "quintdux", but I'm pretty sure that isn't a word. 🙂