The cuts public schools will face next year are smaller than Senate Republicans initially proposed, but probably aren’t small enough to prevent teacher layoffs and school closings, according to some school officials.Read More »
Caught between her vow to hold the line on education funding and a Legislature determined to structurally balance the budget for the first time in years, Gov. Jan Brewer prodded lawmakers to make compromises that gave both sides most of what they wanted.Read More »
Near the end of the process, after months of debate, House and Senate negotiators needed some additional revenue in order to balance the state’s budget.Read More »
Calling it a milestone on Arizona’s road to recovery, Gov. Jan Brewer signed a fiscal year 2012 budget that she said made painful – but necessary – cuts that would protect the state’s fiscal health for years to come.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is up against a deadline to act on a new budget that authorizes cuts in the state's Medicaid program while permitting restored coverage for medical transplants.Read More »
The Legislature has fixed an error in one of the 13 bills that make up Republicans' previously approved budget-balancing package.Read More »
The budget isn’t quite done yet.
Lawmakers are expected to vote again today on one of the budget bills that was originally approved last week after it was discovered they passed a version that included an amendment they never actually adopted.
It’s no joke – the House has passed a budget on April Fool’s day, after nearly 17 hours of deliberation and discussion that began the previous afternoon.
Discussions started at 3:30 p.m. yesterday in the House Appropriations Committee. From there, the bills moved through the House Rules Committee, then the Committee of the Whole, and finally to a vote. The House finally adjourned at 8 a.m. today.
Gov. Jan Brewer made an official request for the feds to approve her Medicaid reform plan, submitting a proposal that would freeze enrollment for adults on AHCCCS, cut reimbursement to health care providers and scale back some benefits.Read More »
The tentative budget agreement legislative leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer reached late Wednesday night slashes $1.14 billion from the budget and more forcefully reflects the ascent of fiscally conservative Republicans at the Capitol.Read More »