Gov. Jan Brewer speaks proudly of her role in lifting the state out of the massive deficit she inherited in 2009. And with her final budget proposal, she seems intent on making sure her successor doesn’t have to say the same thing.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature's appropriations committees got their first chance Tuesday to question Gov. Jan Brewer's budget director about details of her proposed $9.36 billion budget, with members raising concerns about a plan to take money from schools to pay for bringing high-speed broadband service.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal for the budget year beginning July 1 includes $9.2 million for a new veterans home in Yuma.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer proposed a $9.31 billion budget for the 2015 fiscal year that includes about $175 million in ongoing new spending for education and funding increases for Arizona’s troubled child welfare agency.Read More »
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.Read More »
Arizona's state forester is citing a growing threat from wildfires as he requests a doubling of his agency's budget.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer met this afternoon with members of her cabinet to discuss preparations for a possible shutdown of the federal government, which would affect a wide array of Arizona agencies and services, and even the Grand Canyon State's namesake.Read More »
Budget windfall generates optimism and warnings to avoid past mistakes
Top lawmakers and economists urge patience now that the state finds itself with a bounty of unforeseen cash to toy with at the Capitol in 2014.
Federal grants worth $5.3 million will fund 43 new law enforcement positions in seven Arizona communities, officials said Thursday. Through a competitive grant process, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) awarded the funding to address specific law enforcement challenges.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer touted a year-ending budget surplus that’s about $200 million more than was expected, which the governor attributed to the improving economy and her “sound fiscal leadership.”
In a press statement on Monday, Brewer said the state had an estimated cash balance of about $895 million at the end of fiscal year 2013. The budget approved by lawmakers and Brewer in June estimated a surplus of about $694 million.