2014 budget

Mar 27, 2014

Brewer may be deciding factor on highway fund restoration

Tax revenues have risen as the state’s economy improved, leading to renewed hopes that 2014 will be the year Arizona stops sweeping highway funds that cities and counties depend on.

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Jan 27, 2014

Brewer attempts prudent approach to the new budget

Gov. Jan Brewer speaks proudly of her role in lifting the state out of the massive deficit she inherited in 2009. And with her final budget proposal, she seems intent on making sure her successor doesn’t have to say the same thing.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne attends the official election canvass approval signing at the Historic Senate Chambers at the Capitol, Monday Dec. 3, 2012, in Phoenix. Horne is being investigated by the State Bar over allegations stemming from an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Jul 1, 2013

AG blames Democrats for state budget cut

Attorney General Tom Horne sniped at Democrats for eliminating a $1.2 million fund that has been used for combating Mexican drug cartels in southern Arizona since 2009.

Jun 24, 2013

Lawmakers take a tumultuous path to a state spending plan

This year's state budget took a tumultuous path, pitting Republicans against each other, trying the patience of Democrats, leaving outside observers in the dark and breaking nearly every possible protocol before ending up on the desk of Gov. Jan Brewer. This was clearly nothing anybody learned in a high school civics class.

Jun 20, 2013

Arts Commission gets an additional $1 million in budget

The arts in Arizona received a boost in the state’s fiscal 2014 budget after being allocated an additional $1 million from the state’s rainy day fund.