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  • Random comments on budget

    It’s likely a lot of people will want to weigh in on the budget proposal the House voted through last night. So, I’ll post ‘em as I get ‘em. Already received a few statements in my e-mail inbox this morning. And lawmakers had a few things …

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  • Gorman stays; turnout in House questionable

    It now appears as though the Senate is going to push one more time for a budget. And at least one key member who was planning a vacation has indicated she will stick around for one more day. Sen. Pamela Gorman said last night she would …

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  • Dems back in?

    The Senate has adjourned, which can’t be a good sign for those who were fond of the most recent budget proposal. It sounds like there will be lawmakers missing on Thursday and Friday – lawmakers who were expected to vote yes on the budget legislation – …

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  • Is a budget deal close, or is it just smoke?

    It sounds as though we might finally see some action on the budget. But, then again, that might just be what they want us to think. If I sound paranoid, it’s only because I’m delirious after seven months of budget yammering. Anyway, my point is …

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  • 19 lawmakers absent on first day of special session

    Seventy lawmakers registered votes on all four of the budget bills that were passed by the Legislature July 6. One senator, Russell Pearce of Mesa, voted on a couple of the bills but skipped out on the two education-related measures.  The other 19 lawmakers were …

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  • Unity among lawmakers sends strong message to Brewer

    It was, without question, a strange set of circumstances that led to the unanimous approval of four budget bills on July 6. Four months of infighting among Republicans. A legal challenge of the original GOP-authored state budget. Sweeping vetoes by a Republican governor. A last-minute …

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