(The Center Square) — The Arizona State Legislature failed to override a veto from Gov. Katie Hobbs on a bill that would have legalized more cottage food sales, including for food like tamales.
The bill passed both chambers with a supermajority, but the Senate and House Democratic caucuses largely decided not to go along with the override, saying they would prefer to consider the issue in another bill and not defy Hobbs.
Lawmakers could muster only 35 votes in favor of the override, short of the 40 needed to do so.
A few Democrats, like Rep. Alma Hernandez, D-Tempe, have been vocal proponents of the bill and went against their party’s wishes.
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- As the Phoenix Suns gear up for a playoff run for the third straight season, fans and even legislators are Rallying the Valley! On Thursday, Suns team members, executives and state representatives gathered at the House for a ceremonial proclamation, declaring April 16 as Phoenix Suns Day, just in time for the playoffs.
Democratic Rep. Cesar Aguilar, who represents District 26, was the leader of the declaration, celebrating the partnership between the Suns and Legislative leaders. Alongside Rep. Aguilar, Gov. Katie Hobbs, Phoenix Suns president and general manager James Jones, CEO Josh Bartelstein, the team’s mascot, the Gorilla, and Suns organization members filled the House chamber to celebrate the signing. Democratic Rep. Lupe Contreras even sported a throwback ‘Los Suns’ Steve Nash jersey, and Gov. Hobbs had her own Suns hat.
Round One tip-off against the Los Angeles Clippers is Sunday at 5 p.m. at Footprint Center. Last year, the team defeated the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round but lost to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 of the Conference Semifinals. However, with the acquisition of star Kevin Durant, many are expecting the team to make a Finals run like in 2021.