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Arizona House Minority Leader Fernandez: Democrats Ready To Play More Prominent Role At Capitol

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Charlene Fernandez in 2019.

On Monday afternoon, Gov. Ducey delivers his State of the State speech, outlining his priorities for the 2019 legislative session.

The Show recently sat down with House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez of Yuma.

She pointed out that in his inaugural address last week, the governor talked about working across the aisle, and said she’s hopeful that’ll happen this year.

Fernandez talked about whether she’s been hopeful about past sessions, as well, or if her optimism is a function of the new numbers in the House, where Republicans hold a 31-29 advantage.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.