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House postpones action on vouchers bill (access required)

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The Arizona House of Representatives has postponed a debate on a bill to massively expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program. Several Republicans said the measure, which passed the Senate on Monday, doesn’t have the votes in the lower chamber.

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Q&A with Speaker of the House David Gowan (access required)

House Speaker David Gowan (Photo by Luige del Puerto, Arizona Capitol Times)

When House Speaker David Gowan first came to the Legislature in 2009, the state budget was more than $3 billion in the hole. Seven years later, as Gowan prepares to enter his final year at the Capitol, the budget is nearly balanced and the state has a surplus and money in the rainy day fund.

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