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Arizona lawmakers correct error in budget bill

Rep. Russ Jones, R-Yuma, front, pours over budget papers as Rep. John Fillmore, R-Mesa, studies paperwork as well, during budget hearings in the House Appropriations Committee at the Arizona Capitol, Thursday, March 31, 2011, in Phoenix.  Cuts in health care and education provide the bulk of savings that make up a Republican budget-balancing plan being considered by the Arizona House.  The House Appropriations Committee late Thursday began considering 13 bills that House Speaker Kirk Adams says are based on a framework agreement between the Legislature's majority Republicans and Republican Gov. Jan Brewer. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Rep. Russ Jones, R-Yuma, front, pours over budget papers as Rep. John Fillmore, R-Mesa, studies paperwork as well, during budget hearings in the House Appropriations Committee at the Arizona Capitol, Thursday, March 31, 2011, in Phoenix. Cuts in health care and education provide the bulk of savings that make up a Republican budget-balancing plan being considered by the Arizona House. The House Appropriations Committee late Thursday began considering 13 bills that House Speaker Kirk Adams says are based on a framework agreement between the Legislature

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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7 comments

  1. Shame on you. you report that “Az lawmakers correct error in budget bill”, but you don’t state what the error was or how it was corrected, or even which bill it was. Could it have something to do with a “bus”?

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