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The Arizona Department of Revenue has laid off 52 employees this week, citing budget cuts.

Department spokesman Sean Laux saidAi??the bulk of the cuts were in the education and compliance division, where auditors and tax collectors work.

Laux says the department faced a $7 million budget shortfall beginning with the fiscal year that starts July 1. Of that figure, $4 million is tied to the sales-tax system. Another $3 million is related to a shift in how the budget was allocated.

The fiscal 2017 budget for the Department of Revenue includes a budget increase to $82.2 million, compared with $80.9 million the year before. 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  1. The Governor has it _down,_ brothers and sisters.

    Who needs to collect taxes and go after tax cheats? Certainly not the State of Arizona!

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