/ Modified jan 9, 2021 2 p.m.

Arizona Legislature kicks off 2021 session amid virus surge

Republicans retain control of both chambers

Arizona State Legislature SPOT Members of the Arizona state Legislature meet at the Senate Building.

The Arizona Legislature begins its 2021 session Monday in the midst of a coronavirus surge that is once again enveloping the state and carries the potential to derail action for the second consecutive year.

But Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate are already eyeing their top priorities for the session.

Republicans maintained control of both chambers in a year the Democrats were hopeful would they would be in charge for the first time in decades.

Instead, both chambers have conservative GOP majorities, leaving Democrats aware that they hold little power.

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