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Republican budget draft still $600 million short (access required)

A fiscal 2010 budget plan created by Republican lawmakers proposes reducing state spending by nearly $1.1 billion and using $1.3 billion of federal stimulus aid, but still comes up more than $600 million short of addressing the state’s worst budget deficit ever.The draft budget proposal calls for $740 million to be cut from the state’s ...

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This is Main Street in Bisbee on January 21, 1916, the day after the biggest snowfall in city history. The storm began on January 19 with heavy winds that tore off roofs in the Warren District. The wind abated, the sky cleared briefly—then it began to rain. The streets soon ran like rivers. The sky cleared again in the afternoon, but by 5 p.m. snow began to fall, increasing throughout the night until by morning all of southern Arizona from Benson to the Mexican border was blanketed.