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The Breakdown: All eyes on the budget

 

About 140 people bought tickets to see “Red for Ed, One Year Later,” a short documentary film shown at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on April 30. The film was followed by a panel discussion with Red for Ed figureheads to discuss next steps, none of which included another statewide walk-out this year. PHOTO BY KATIE CAMPBELL/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES

About 140 people bought tickets to see “Red for Ed, One Year Later,” a short documentary film shown at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on April 30. The film was followed by a panel discussion with Red for Ed figureheads to discuss next steps, none of which included another statewide walk-out this year.
PHOTO BY KATIE CAMPBELL/ARIZONA CAPITOL TIMES

Budget season is upon us! Preliminary documents were released to our team last week, and lawmakers have some thoughts.

One thing seems certain in these uncertain times: The governor is not likely to support the early budget draft out of the Senate. The Senate’s proposal clocks in with $575 million less in spending than what the governor proposed at the start of session.

And we’re looking back on the Red for Ed movement. What’s changed in the year since a strike rocked the Capitol?

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Music in this episode included “Creative Minds,” “Piano Moment” and “Energy” by Bensound.

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