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Scaled-back party to mark Arizona’s 100 years

With a lack of cash, the party marking Arizona's birth in two-and-a-half years is expected to be a scaled back, privately financed celebration. The slumping economy and Arizona's tight budget has led to a somewhat muted centennial celebration.

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The $1 billion disagreement (access required)

Tax increases. Prison privatization. Lottery securitization. Fund sweeps. Deep spending cuts. Numerous points of contention exist between Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature regarding the budget. But before the two sides can sort out those disagreements, they will have to determine exactly how big the fiscal 2010 deficit is.

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Extending AZ legislative session could be iffy

There's no legal barrier to prevent lawmakers from continuing other legislative work once they've approved a new state budget before the fiscal year starts July 1. But practicalities could be a problem for the part-time Legislature.

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