Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto talks about how the current budget, passed by the Legislature and awaiting Gov. Brewer's approval, addresses the issue of transplant funding.Read More »
After two days of marathon work and intense deliberation, the Republican-led Legislature has approved a budget plan that cuts $1.14 billion and gives the governor broad latitude how to address funding for the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
It’s no joke – the House has passed a budget on April Fool’s day, after nearly 17 hours of deliberation and discussion that began the previous afternoon.
Discussions started at 3:30 p.m. yesterday in the House Appropriations Committee. From there, the bills moved through the House Rules Committee, then the Committee of the Whole, and finally to a vote. The House finally adjourned at 8 a.m. today.
With Brewer pushing the Legislature to reinstate transplant coverage, Dems appeared on the verge of getting a rare political win.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer made an official request for the feds to approve her Medicaid reform plan, submitting a proposal that would freeze enrollment for adults on AHCCCS, cut reimbursement to health care providers and scale back some benefits.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to hear budget bills Thursday, which could mean the governor and legislative leaders are inching closer towards a final budget compromise.Read More »
Legislative leaders said they are making strides in their talks with the governor over a budget proposal that would solve more than $540 million in deficit this year and another $1.2 billion in the next fiscal year.Read More »
After a day of budget negotiations, House and Senate Republican leaders are awaiting a counterproposal from Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Phoenix estimates a general fund deficit of $59 million for the 2011-12 fiscal year, which begins July 1.Read More »
Another attempt to give county elected officials more control over their budgets was once again rejected by the Senate today.Read More »