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Gov. Brewer to present budget plan

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, front, waves as she arrives at the podium in front of Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, right, R-Dewey, and Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, prior to her State of the State address in the Arizona House of Representatives at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Phoenix.  The Republican governor used her annual State of the State address to focus on overhauling a troubled child welfare agency, boosting the economy and changing the way schools are funded. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, front, waves as she arrives at the podium in front of Arizona Speaker of The House Andy Tobin, right, R-Dewey, and Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, prior to her State of the State address in the Arizona House of Representatives at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Phoenix. The Republican governor used her annual State of the State address to focus on overhauling a troubled child welfare agency, boosting the economy and changing the way schools are funded. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will release a spending plan for the coming budget year that outlines how she wants to implement reforms at the state’s Child Protective Service agency.

Other key items include details of a new education funding plan that rewards schools that show improved test scores and details of a plan to cut electricity taxes for manufacturers.

Friday’s release will cover the plan she wants the Legislature to adopt for the 2014-2015 budget year that begins on July. 1. The governor’s plan serves as a roadmap for lawmakers charged with actually passing a state budget.

Brewer wants CPS moved into a new stand-alone state agency. She’ll reveal how much money is needed to deal with a scandal revealed in November involving abuse reports that were not investigated.

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One comment

  1. Brewer blew it. She should be impeached and jailed for what she did to these kids.

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