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News Notes: Meetings

After lunch, Brewer went to Adams’ office for more discussions. Burns joined them for a short time. As he left, he let it be known that his preference at this point is to transmit the June 4 budget without the trailers and let her deal with it.

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News Notes: Budget deal close

Insiders told our reporter today that a budget deal with Brewer is "very close." The source would not discuss details of any potential compromises, but said that another three-party session is planned for today.

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News Notes: Nutri-sweet for a tax hike

During this morning's breakfast forum (June 23), Rep. John Kavanagh said there may be enough GOP support in the Legislature to refer Brewer's temporary sales tax hike to the ballot if fiscal conservatives get something to "sweeten the deal" in return.

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News Notes: Budgeteering

Capitol chatter continues to be that a budget deal is “close,” though none of the principals are talking about which issues have been agreed to and what compromises have been made. Speaker Kirk Adams, R-19, was circumspect with our reporter ...

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News Notes: Negotiation gap closing

The two sides continue to inch closer to an agreement, sources within the majority caucuses told our reporter today. K-12 and VLT funding are still the major stumbling block(s). Otherwise, there appears to be a growing sentiment among some in ...

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