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Katie Hobbs: The ‘least bad’ budget she’s seen (access required)

Sen. Katie Hobbs (Photo by Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times)

In Sen. Katie Hobbs’ second full session as minority leader of Senate Democrats, she had fewer votes to count – a headcount of merely 12 lawmakers claiming loyalty to the party after Sen. Carlyle Begay, R-Ganado, switched parties in 2015. Yet the Phoenix Democrat still watched her chamber approve KidsCare and approve the “least bad” budget she’s seen pass the Legislature.

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Lawmakers work all night to pass budget


Arizona lawmakers pulled an all-nighter and worked well past sunrise Saturday morning to approve a $9.1 billion budget proposal after Republican leadership spent the day rounding up the votes to get it across the finish line.

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