The Arizona legislature reached its 100-day mark on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. In that time, lawmakers passed several bills, including a budget, education reforms, and gun control measures. However, the session has also been marked by partisan fighting and vetoes by Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs.
One of the most significant pieces of legislation passed by the legislature is the budget. The $14.8 billion budget includes funding for education, healthcare, and public safety. It also includes a tax cut for businesses.
The legislature also passed various education reforms. These reforms include increasing teacher pay, expanding access to early childhood education, and making it easier for school districts to fire underperforming teachers.
In addition to education and budget, the legislature also passed a few gun control measures. These measures include universal background checks, a red flag law, and a ban on assault weapons.
However, the session has also been marked by partisan fighting. Republicans and Democrats have been unable to agree on a number of issues, including immigration, climate change, and abortion. This has led to 106 vetoes by Gov. Hobbs.
Overall, the Arizona legislature's 100-day session has been a mixed bag. There have been some successes, such as the passage of a budget and education reforms. However, the session has also been marked by partisan fighting and vetoes. It remains to be seen whether the legislature will be able to come together and pass more legislation in the remaining months of the session.
The Arizona legislature is scheduled to adjourn on June 30, 2023. It remains to be seen whether the legislature will be able to come together and pass more legislation in the remaining months of the session. However, one thing is for sure: the 2023 legislative session has been a historic one.