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Apr 27, 2016

Budget moving down different paths in House, Senate

A Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a package of budget bills that outline a $9.58 billion spending plan, with a promise of amendments to the bills on the chamber’s floor.

Apr 27, 2016

House, Senate preparing to move on budget deal

The Arizona House and Senate are primed for rapid movement of a $9.58 billion budget package.

Apr 25, 2016

Lawmakers ‘very close’ on budget deal that would increase spending by $60 million

Leaders in the Arizona House and Senate presented rank-and-file lawmakers with a $9.58 billion spending plan, but aren’t yet ready to bring the budget to a vote.

Apr 25, 2016

Legislative leaders reach budget agreement with governor

House Speaker Pro Tem Bob Robson and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Don Shooter confirmed that a tentative deal was reached on Saturday and a budget should be introduced and approved this week.

Mar 3, 2015

Ducey defends deeper cuts to higher education

Gov. Doug Ducey is defending a budget proposal that would take more money from Arizona's universities, saying it was necessary to slash deeper there to ensure a balanced budget.

Oct 18, 2013

Federal budget deal includes wildfire funds, border guarantees

Tucked inside the bill that reopened the federal government late Wednesday night was language guaranteeing that border-security measures, specifically radar surveillance blimps, would continue to be funded into 2014.

Oct 18, 2013

Fed budget deal means AZ DES workers back at work

More than 240 furloughed workers at the Arizona Department of Economic Security are back on the job now that the federal government is back up and running.

Ronald Young, an employee at Boeing’s plant in Mesa, fashions a pylon used to hold weapons on the AH64D attack helicopter (Cronkite News Service photo by Sarah Pringle)
Feb 18, 2013

Business leaders leave Washington with dim hopes of avoiding sequester, job cuts

A delegation from the Arizona Technology Council came to Washington this week hoping to persuade Congress to stop automatic spending cuts that would hurt state defense contractors and could lead to layoffs.

May 4, 2012

University system gets funding increases after years of cuts

The Arizona Board of Regents began the legislative session seeing nothing in any budget proposal for two of its prime spending requests: Money for parity among the three universities and for the Phoenix campus of the University of Arizona medical school.

Apr 30, 2012

Lawmakers expected to pass budget Tuesday, then tackle Brewer’s personnel agenda

The Republican-led Legislature plans to approve an $8.6 billion spending plan for the state on Tuesday, shortly after Gov. Jan Brewer and GOP leaders sealed a budget agreement last week.

Jun 30, 2009

News Notes: Dominoes

The snafu in the Senate had repercussions in the House where its Approps Committee was scheduled to hear the tax related measures: two related to the referral of the sales tax increase and one dealing with the flat-rate income tax.

Jun 30, 2009

Budget deal approved in committee, final push set for today, last day of fiscal year

The budget deal reached by legislative leaders and Gov. Jan Brewer took one step closer to getting a full vote by the Senate.