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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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Budget detailed, vote expected (access required)

The budget deal Republican lawmakers struck with the governor on June 26 includes $630 million in cuts, a dramatic change to a flat income tax system and a provision that will let voters decide this fall if a temporary sales tax increase should be used to bridge future deficits.

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Source: Deal hinges on two-part tax plan (access required)

The budget deal between lawmakers and the governor hinges on a plan to flatten the individual income tax rate, a highly-placed source told the Arizona Capitol Times on condition of anonymity. In return, lawmakers have agreed to refer a tax hike ...

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