/ Modified jan 18, 2019 4:29 p.m.

Democratic Gains Point to Need for Bipartisanship in Arizona House

A discussion with two former state lawmakers about how Democratic gains could affect the legislature.

The importance of bipartisanship at the Arizona's Capitol is underscored by the gains made by Democrats this past election. They are now within two seats of the majority in the Arizona House of Representatives. For insight into how it could affect this legislative session, Christopher Conover spoke to former state lawmakers Republican Chris Ackerley and Democrat Steve Farley.

"Is 'bipartisan' going to mean that the Republican majority and the governor's office works with a few Democrats to get some agenda items through, or will they be negotiating with the Democratic leadership and the entire caucus?" Ackerley said.

"It's going to work very well for everyday Arizonans and especially the people of Tucson. Because you're not going to see these harsh ideological bills go through," Farley said. "In the House only one flipped Republican will kill a bill."

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