Just as many members of the US House and Senate don’t understand the constitution, it seems many members of Arizona legislature have the same struggles with our state version.
The argument against SB1352, the Photo Radar Prohibition Bill most used by the Republicans who voted against it seems to be coming straight from Redflex: “The state shouldn’t tell the cities what to do.”
That would be a great argument if it had any resemblance to reality. As a matter of fact, the state of Arizona is designed, by its constitution, to give the cities mandates on what they can or cannot do.
Why is it that lobbyists from a multinational corporation have more say in how your representatives vote than the state constitution? Could it be that they haven’t read it, or they just don’t care?
Thankfully it appears that at least Senator Biggs has read it and understands the difference between our state government and the federal government.
We would like to invite Michele Reagan, Nancy Barto, Linda Gray and John McComish all to read the state constitution over the weekend and report back on what type of state government they were elected to serve in.