Senate President Andy Biggs is prepared to move forward with the budget compromise pitched on April 3 by the House and Gov. Jan Brewer if the Senate has enough votes for the $9.2 billion fiscal 2015 spending plan to clear the chamber.
Amid uproar over a small proposed teacher pay raise in Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget, Republican lawmakers have consistently pointed to the billions of dollars provided by Prop. 123 as a source for salary increases.