FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2011
CONTACT: Mike Philipsen
Statement from Senate Leadership on the Governor’s decision not to call a special session on redistricting
“We are disappointed in Governor Brewer’s decision this afternoon to not call a Special Session on redistricting. After all the unconstitutional decisions and alleged violations of law by IRC Chair Mathis, Arizona voters deserve the opportunity to revisit the concept of an independent commission drawing the legislative and congressional maps. The flaws of having one unaccountable and unelected person making such vital decisions for the state have been exposed.
Senate and House leadership have met numerous times with the Governor and her staff, and we have assured her as recently as this morning that we had the votes necessary to put a Prop. 106 repeal or reform on the ballot in February.
We urge the Governor to reconsider her decision to not call a Special Session.”