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Arizona House Approves Some Remote Voting During Virus Outbreak


The Arizona House approved a rule change Tuesday that will allow as many as six members to vote without being in the chamber.

The change came over opposition of minority Democrats who said it allows the House Speaker to pick winners and losers during a health crisis.

One Democrat joined all Republicans in approving the change that allows House Speaker Rusty Bowers to pick who can vote remotely.

The Senate doesn't now plan to allow remote voting.

The House also introduced a basic state budget expected to pass this week and allow lawmakers to adjourn until the coronavirus crisis ebbs.

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