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Not So Fast: Arizona Legislature May Meet After All

A plan by Republican leaders of the Arizona Legislature to adjourn their recessed session on May 1 and only return if needed this year has hit a roadblock.

The deal to cancel the session was announced Tuesday by House Speaker Rusty Bowers and Senate President Karen Fann. But, by Wednesday afternoon, majority House Republicans had persuaded Bowers to reconsider.

House spokesman Andrew Wilder says they wanted to complete the session as normal. Fann says she's asking her members to try to determine how to proceed.

Lawmakers had recessed on March 23 because of the danger of holding mass gatherings caused by the coronavirus.

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