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Tag Archives: Senate President Andy Biggs

Gowan to members: Let’s talk, shall we?

House leadership is setting up meetings with rank-and-file members in the next couple of days to brief them about the K-12 inflation lawsuit after settlement talks fell apart, and to get input from members about a Biggs-Gowan proposal to allocate $5 billion to K-12 schools over 10 years.

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Biggs to universities: Believe me, you’re fine

While other legislators worry about the cuts to higher ed and are exploring ways to restore the funding, Biggs said the universities have not indicated that they expect enrollment to go down. A statement Biggs emailed to our reporter via Senate spokesman Mike Philipsen shows no indication he is willing to consider adding back funding to the universities, and indicates that he believes the universities will thrive, despite the cuts.

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2015 Session Wrap Q&A: Senate President Andy Biggs (access required)

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)

The stars aligned for Senate President Andy Biggs in 2015. The numbers don’t show it, but the makeup of the Senate proved more conservative. A new governor worked well with Republican leadership in the Senate. Meanwhile, Biggs was once again a force behind the budget and took the lead to end the session in record time.

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