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 “shortsighte[...]
Legislative leaders are pushing ahead with their budget proposal after efforts to get the governor involved have failed.
But in going ahead, lawmakers risk alienating Gov. Jan Brewer, who has a competing budget plan.
The move could also spur the sides to begin meeting on the state’s spending plan.
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.
Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday releases her new budget proposal, one expected to largely hold the line on most state spending after several years of cuts.
Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday that Arizona should celebrate the its approaching Feb. 14 centennial and the state's improving finances by buying back several high-profile state buildings that were sold to close earlier budget shortfalls.
Arizona News Service Editor Jim Small talks about the additional budget cuts that Arizonans could end up seeing in the near future.
Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says the Senate will act Wednesday on a proposed state budget even though it doesn't have an agreement with Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.
Arizona's economy has been so bad for so long that economists now say conditions that would have been alarming in the past are now seen as good news.
A proposal from the House to reduce corporate and individual incomes taxes and provide incentives for businesses in an effort to spur economic growth has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on April 7.