The lege has been low key during the super bowl season. And the media has been rather kind to them. Now that the super bowl is out of town, it's sort of like taking the lid off a pressure cooker; all those pent-up urges will come steaming out. Or, perhaps the better metaphor would be sexual repression. Well, let's not continue along that line with its implied imagery.
One thing is for sure: the front women for the Crucible of Awful Proposals (aka Center for Arizona Policy), Cathi Herrod, is engineering legislation behind the scenes and getting the usual warm support from those legislators who would dictate social values in the name of small gummint. AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona has the story (quotes below from Meanie's source - newsobserver.com).
The meeting referenced below was lawmakers on the "Arizona Values Action Team" and attended by Herrod.
Sen. Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler, who sponsored last year's Senate Bill 1062, heads the Arizona Values group. Yarbrough said the meeting was private, and he won't be carrying any of the proposed legislation in his new role as Senate majority leader.
"I hope we (introduce) pro-life legislation, pro-school choice legislation, pro-religious freedom legislation," Yarbrough said. "All that sound like great ideas to me."
Another Republican who attended the meeting was similarly circumspect about what legislation might be introduced.
"I don't have a list, and I don't know which bills are going to actually be (introduced), so I don't want to comment on other people's bills," said Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills. "These were a series of pro-life bills, and pro-school choice bills and family bills. Which I campaign on, which I was elected on and which I promote, which is why I go to these meetings."
So now you know what to expect in the days ahead. A big question is what Dicey Ducey will do to the Crucible's proposals when they hit his desk.
It remains to be seen how newly elected Gov. Doug Ducey will respond to any of the bills that pass. Ducey ran on a pro-business agenda, but Herrod was an early supporter of his campaign. The group is touting Ducey's planned attendance at the annual "CAP day at the Capitol" event next week.
Does that answer the question?