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Gorman’s resignation e-mail to Burns (access required)

From: Pamela Gorman [mailto:pgorman@azleg.gov] Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 10:18 AM To: Robert Burns Cc: .SREPMEMS Subject: Dear President Burns, I’m writing today to tender my resignation as Senate Majority Whip. I believe our ideological and philosophical differences on important ...

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Bookkeeper embezzled $1M from Tucson museum

The Attorney General’s Office announced a 65-year-old Tucson woman faces up to 12-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from her theft of almost $1 million from a southern Arizona museum. According to Attorney General Terry Goddard, ...

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Senate meets today, budget vote iffy (access required)

The Senate will meet today (Aug. 4), but it’s unclear how many senators will show up. Gov. Jan Brewer has been working the phones in the past few days to lobby lawmakers for their vote on an agreement that she and Republican legislative leaders reached last month.

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Manos retires from Brewer administration

Gov. Jan Brewer is going to have to finish the arduous budget process without her top finance advisor. Tom Manos, Brewer’s deputy chief of staff for finance, retired from the governor’s administration July 31, according to the Governor’s Office. Eileen ...

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Revenue slides again; deficit grows by $230M (access required)

Nearly one-fifth of the state’s general fund revenues eroded in the 2009 fiscal year, the largest decline on record since World War II. New revenue figures show the state was short nearly $479 million in fiscal 2009, which ended June 30.

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No budget this week; session will drag into Aug. (access required)

The Senate met for a few minutes today (July 31), but only to adjourn the special session until Aug. 4. Even then, though, it’s not clear whether leaders in the Senate will be able to gather enough votes to pass the budget legislation that has tied them up for the past several days.

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Brewer reflects on tumultuous first session as guv

From the moment she took office in January, Jan Brewer has faced the greatest budget crisis in state history. And from the moment she proposed her solution – a temporary tax increase – she has faced unyielding resistance from many of her fellow Republicans in the Legislature. Here's what Brewer had to say about it:

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Tired of waiting, House passes budget (access required)

The House of Representatives has given its approval to a budget deal that was hammered out with the governor earlier this week, but it is unknown when the Senate will take up the matter as it isn’t clear if they have the votes needed to pass it.

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