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Holdouts are the holdup to state budget fix (access required)

Senate President Bob Burns wisely has chosen to make solving the state's budget deficit job one for the Arizona Legislature. And yet after four months, they still haven't reached an agreement. What's the holdup?The holdup is holdouts. Republicans hold majorities in both legislative houses, but angry protests against cutting funds for health care and education ...

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