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Senate determined to pass budget tonight (access required)

Senate President Karen Fann vowed to pass an $11.8 billion spending plan Friday night, or at least Saturday morning, despite missing support from at least two Republican senators whose votes are needed to approve the budget on party lines.

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Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, right, confers with fellow Republican Sen. Sylvia Allen in the Senate building in Phoenix, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Arizona Senate returned to work late Saturday morning with no sign that an impasse that has held up the budget for days is close to a resolution. Still, Fann vowed to forge ahead with parts of the $11.8 billion budget package that she said are "non-controversial." (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

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