Gov. Doug Ducey pushes controversial school safety plan

January 16, 2019 | Arizona Daily Star

Undeterred by its defeat last year, Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he will again ask lawmakers to approve his school-safety plan — including a controversial provision to allow judges to take guns away from people considered dangerous.

But at this point, what the governor wants in the plan that his fellow Republicans question — and his refusal to consider the universal background checks Democrats want — could again doom the proposal.

In his fifth State of the State address, Ducey also repeated his plea to lawmakers to adopt a drought-contingency plan ahead of a Jan. 31 deadline set by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, at which point federal officials are threatening to decide how to allocate the dwindling water supply out of Lake Mead.

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