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Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2009’

  • Poll: Brewer very unpopular among voters

    A new poll was released today (Aug. 31), and the results don’t bode well for Gov. Jan Brewer’s chances for election to a full term. It also looks bad for the Arizona Legislature. Apparently, voters are fed up with Brewer and state lawmakers – Brewer …

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  • Brewer needs leverage, lacks incentive to back down

    It’s extremely unlikely that Gov. Jan Brewer will sign all of the budget bills that the Legislature sent to her Aug. 20. She has nothing to gain and everything to lose by allowing this budget to stand.

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  • What about those five-way talks?

    It looks like Republican lawmakers are putting a lot of pressure on a few Senate Democrats in hopes that at least one of them can be lured into voting for the budget package. Likely suspects include Sens. Albert Hale, Manny Alvarez and Richard Miranda. But …

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  • Three holdouts not budging on budget

    Don’t expect the budget to gain much traction this week – at least not the version passed by the House that includes a mix of income tax cuts, a 5 percent reduction in the state work force and a ballot referral for a sales tax increase. …

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