Journalists’ Roundtable: Sinema Preserves Filibuster, Election Reform Legislation

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It’s time for another edition of the Journalists’ Roundtable. Joining us for a look at some of the week’s top stories are: Steve Goldstein of KJZZ; Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Mirror and Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services. 

This week’s Journalists’ Roundtable covered:

  • Sinema Preserves Filibuster
  • Election Reform Legislation
  • Teaching about Racism Bill
  • Redistricting Commission Meets Again
  • Campaign Finance Reports for Governor’s Race
  • Controversial Bills Advancing

Sinema Preserves Filibuster

Howie Fischer: “This is really critical because of the fact that on one hand, she wants to say, ‘I support some of the election bills’….knowing full well that it can’t get a vote unless they..break the filibuster or get 60. Well, they’re not going to get 60 because the republicans are not going to go along. So, she wants it both ways.”

Jeremy Duda: “Kyrsten Sinema did get some praise yesterday from Governor Ducey. And that kind of underscores the point that all of the folks praising her for this have an ‘R” next to their name. They’re all republicans. Now, if you are a democrat you’re probably pretty upset by this. This has become really a ‘do or die’ issue for democrats over the past year.

Steve Goldstein: “If we look at the republican side, if in the past the NRA or Club for Growth or something like that had pulled out, what difference does it make…it makes a little difference financially but it’s again a lot about the optics, it’s another long time ally. And even some of these groups are asking Senator Sinema to return some of the money they gave her in her 2018 campaign.”

Steve Goldstein, KJZZ
Jeremy Duda, Arizona Mirror
Howie Fischer, Capitol Media Services

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