There is a new Progressive Enthusiasm and Energy at Arizona’s State Capital
It can be seen in the hallways where people crowded the Democratic offices of the House joyfully discussing the legislative prospects for 2019.
It could be seen with the female Democratic legislators wearing white to honor the suffragette movement of 100 years ago.
It could be seen in the early morning rallies with progressive organizations and legislative leaders passionately expressing hope for their ideas and proposals for the New Year.
It could be seen on the House Floor where the parties are at their closest margins since 1966 and some state offices (Education and Secretary of State) were held once again by Democrats.
Democrats, encouraged by the 2018 elections, are ready to shape the legislative agenda and propel the state in a forward direction. Thanks to the gracious invitation of Legislative District 18 (where the author is also a PC) State Representative Mitzi Epstein, this writer was able to witness the events of the day including Governor Ducey’s State of the State Address.