Arizona Senate adjourns; House remains in session

Posted at 3:58 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 18:58:34-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate returned to work Friday and voted to adjourn for the year.

But House Republican leaders refused to follow suit.

Republican Senate President Karen Fann faced opposition from some in her own party who wanted to return to regular work that was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But the Senate voted overwhelmingly to shut down.

The Senate adjournment places the House in the awkward position of having the upper chamber out of session while it plans to continue working.

That essentially means the House can do nothing.