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Next governor will have few options in dealing with $1 billion deficit (access required)


Like Gov. Jan Brewer in 2009, the winner of the gubernatorial race between Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal will find himself in the unenviable position of trying to erase a massive budget deficit. Legislative fiscal analysts say the state is expected to face a $520 million deficit for the current fiscal year and will be in a $1 billion hole in fiscal year 2016, which begins next July 1.

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DuVal drove while license was suspended

Fred DuVal (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

Fred DuVal’s Arizona driver’s license was suspended for several months this year. A campaign aide would not disclose whether he actually operated a motor vehicle during that period, but other media reports say that he did drive during the roughly four months the license was suspended.

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