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Budget detailed, vote expected

The budget deal Republican lawmakers struck with the governor on June 26 includes $630 million in cuts, a dramatic change to a flat income tax system and a provision that will let voters decide this fall if a temporary sales tax increase should be used to bridge future deficits.

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Budget cuts for everybody – almost

Although nearly every level of state government is facing a spending cut as the state grapples with a more than $3 billion deficit, those responsible for crafting the budget didn't think the time was right to give themselves a haircut.

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Budget deal struck

Republican legislative leaders say they have struck a deal with the governor on a budget plan that includes more than $600 million in spending cuts. It also contains a provision to let voters decide this fall whether to temporarily raise the sales tax by one cent to help bridge steep deficits that are expected for the next several years.

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UpClose with Matt Heinz

Everything about the Legislature’s resident practicing doctor seems to go a mile a minute. He has a jam-packed schedule, a penchant for problem-solving and a sharp and sarcastic sense of humor. A conversation with him jumps from one topic to another, then back again.

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Fox says he’ll name SCA donors, but only if kept from public

The man who headed a group that gave $105,000 to the Arizona Republican Party shortly before last year’s primary election faces a six-figure fine for failing to comply with a judge’s order that he provide the names of his donors - though he did tell the Maricopa County Elections Department he would turn over the names of the donors if their identities would be withheld from the public.

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Adams, Burns: Courts don’t have jurisdiction over budget negotiations

House Speaker Kirk Adams said a budget deal is likely before the end of the fiscal deadline as long as Gov. Jan Brewer agrees to continue negotiations. Adams said budget talks have been ongoing since the budget passed June 4. But he said Brewer's decision to ask the Arizona Supreme Court to intervene in the suit will only delay the process.

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