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The Arizona Legislature has gone from the fast track to stuck in the mud as lawmakers have become bogged down by the three key issues: Medicaid, sales taxes and the state budget.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs said Tuesday he would do “everything I can” to prevent Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid from reaching the Senate floor for a vote.Read More »
The Legislature is well past the midway point of an ideal 100-day session. But with several big issues still hanging in the air, and not even a legislative budget proposal drafted, finishing the session promises to be anything but quick and easy.Read More »
Arizona's post-recession budget situation continues to improve as the state begins a new fiscal year in better shape than had been expected. The legislative budget staff says tax revenue was $145 million more than anticipated during the fiscal year that ended June 30.Read More »
The Republican-led Senate today gave final approval to a bill that prohibits public money from going to Planned Parenthood. Although the bill, HB2800, passed on an 18-8 vote and is now ready to be sent to the governor, lawmakers have no plans of sending the measure to the Ninth Floor right away.Read More »
Republican governor and GOP Legislature are digging in for long budget fightIt may have been the opening shot to an all-out war.
While Arizonans were celebrating President’s Day on Feb. 20, legislative leaders unveiled a budget that ditched her major spending initiatives.
The Governor’s Office responded in kind, describing the legislative budget as “shortsighted” and “reckless.” Read More »
The political tango over the shape of the state’s budget for the next few years has begun.
Legislative leaders met with Gov. Jan Brewer Tuesday, but the two sides couldn’t yet agree on how to proceed with crafting the state’s spending plan.
A Democrat legislator says Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal to repurchase three high-profile state buildings that the state sold to help close budget shortfalls is misguided.Read More »
State revenues grew modestly in November even as signs of economic strains persist.Read More »