Arizona lawmakers correct error in budget bill
Published: April 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm
The Legislature has fixed an error in one of the 13 bills that make up Republicans’ previously approved budget-balancing package.
It’s now poised for action by Gov. Jan Brewer.
The House and Senate each voted again on the bill Wednesday after it was amended to include provisions inadvertently omitted when originally considered last Friday.
Brewer now has five more days to act on that bill but Thursday is the deadline for her to act on the other 12. She is expected to act on them all at once.
The $8.3 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1 eliminates a projected $1.1 billion shortfall, principally through $1 billion of spending cuts.
The biggest single cut is a $510 million reduction in the state’s Medicaid program.
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