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Will the honeymoon last? Agreement between Ducey, lawmakers could signal quick session (access required)

New Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey talks during his inauguration Jan. 5 at the state Capitol in Phoenix. (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)

People scoffed when Senate President Andy Biggs said he wanted a 65-day legislative session in 2015. That may be overly optimistic, but if the first two weeks of the session are indicative of how he, his fellow Republican lawmakers and new Gov. Doug Ducey are getting along in budget negotiations, the session and the budget may be headed toward relatively swift resolutions.

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Don’t get your hopes up

The Republic’s Joanna Allhands suggested in her column today that Biggs is willing to talk tax increases. Allhands said Biggs told the paper’s editorial board yesterday that policymakers must have a deep and transparent discussion about what government does and how its operations are funded.

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