On Being More Careful What We Wish For: What Electing an Ignorant and Corrupt Republican Legislative Majority Has Cost Arizonans. An impoverished public education system. Incompetently managed private prisons. Denial of health care to needy children. Hysterical ideological crusades against the federal government. Voter suppression laws. Gun-nuttery. Anti-immigrant demagoguery. A shrinking state revenue base. Is this really what we voted for? Democratic Perspective reviews the failures of the Tea Party Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature with Harriet Young, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northern Arizona University, and Vice-President of the Coconino County Democratic Party. Maybe it’s time to remind our fellow Arizonans once again that elections have consequences.
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