La Cervecera announced that she will not be calling the legislature into special session. For those that don’t remember (actually, it was only the last post), the governor was going to call a special session to deal with a citizens’ initiative to give Arizona a “jungle primary.”
I don’t pretend to know why the session got called off, but something makes me think it was not a sudden love of direct democracy and it’s attendant urge to leave things like this up to the voters. More likely, it had something to do with Senate leadership worrying that they would not have the members for a quorum. Also, the governor and the legislature were still in disagreement over what would be discussed: the governor’s proposed tinkering or the “Operation: Voter Mindfreak” proposed by folks like Frank Antenori.
(Appologies to Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson, Criss Angel and Geoff Tate for that one)
That’s okay, la Cervecera has found a new crusade. She’s asking the US Supreme Court to review a decision that allows state employees to place same sex partners on their health insurance.
Wow, it’s a two-fer. Nuestra gobernadora is taking a swing at two of the Republicans favorite piñatas: homosexuals and state employees. She’s doing it and she ain’t even up for re-election.
Glad to see her priorities are straight…so to speak.