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Arm-twisting fails in budget-balancing drama (access required)

The final days of the first regular session of the 49th Legislature were punctuated by fits and starts over the passage of a budget deal Republican leaders reached with Gov. Jan Brewer, as lawmakers aborted one attempt after another to approve the package, finally doing so hours after the new fiscal year began.

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Dem leader tries to force budget to governor (access required)

On June 24, a senior Democratic senator tried to accomplish through a parliamentary maneuver what Gov. Jan Brewer failed to do by taking her case to court. Senate Minority Leader Jorge Garcia made a motion on the floor that afternoon for the Legislature to immediately transmit the budget bills it passed on June 4.

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