arizona budget

Feb 27, 2012

Line in the sand

Republican governor and GOP Legislature are digging in for long budget fight

It 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[...]

Feb 20, 2012

Legislature introduces budget after negotiation non-starter with Brewer

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.

Feb 8, 2012

In looming budget fight, Pierce says GOP caucus is ‘further to the right’ than Brewer realizes

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.

Jan 13, 2012

Brewer to release proposal for new Arizona budget

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.

Jan 9, 2012

Brewer wants Arizona to repurchase state buildings

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.

May 17, 2011

Jim Small: Arizonans could expect even more budget cuts

Arizona News Service Editor Jim Small talks about the additional budget cuts that Arizonans could end up seeing in the near future.

Mar 14, 2011

Pearce: Senate plans Ariz. budget action Wednesday

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.

Apr 13, 2010

Arizona’s economy recovering – but still bad

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.

Apr 5, 2010

‘Jobs bill’ rewritten without personal income tax cut

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.