skinny budget

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Apr 24, 2023

Petersen: state’s Medicaid program won’t have funds to pay bills unless budget deal reached soon

The state's Medicaid program won't have money to pay its bills next month unless the governor and lawmakers reach a deal -- and soon -- on at least some elements of a budget.

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Feb 16, 2023

Hobbs vetoes Republican skinny budget 

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed 13 budget bills on Thursday, saying they represented a “purely-partisan” plan for the state. 

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Feb 1, 2023

Budget bills advance through the Senate and House 

Republicans in the state Legislature are closing in on sending a budget that is likely dead on arrival to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs next week.  

Apr 20, 2022

Budget proposal killed in House committee

Two Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to kill a scaled-down state budget proposal.  

Apr 16, 2022

Budget talks stall, lawmakers consider scaled-down option

Legislative leadership is considering a “skinny budget” this year after struggling to get consensus on big projects. 

Jun 11, 2021

Scaled-down budget possible to break impasse

The Arizona House ended the week seemingly no closer to passing a budget than it had been before, after a single Republican joined with the Democrats on June 7 to kill the two tax cut bills that are the centerpiece of the GOP leadership’s budget proposal.

Dec 3, 2020

Good revenues belie looming budget uncertainty

With COVID-19 again on the rise in Arizona and the next legislative session looming, some in the Legislature are coming around to the idea of passing a so-called “skinny budget” that retains baseline spending levels from the previous fiscal year and ducking out early, just as lawmakers did last session.

Jun 22, 2020

Plans for plentiful spending turn to ‘skinny budget’ nearly overnight

The Second Regular Session of the 54th Legislature is a tale of riches to rags. What began six months ago with optimism – about a strong economy, the possibility for the fulfillment of promises to educators, perhaps even bipartisanship – ended in confusion and disarray. A global pandemic sidelined legislative priorities, doused the economy in […]

Jun 19, 2020

Q&A with House Speaker Rusty Bowers

In a legislative body where long-winded speechification, highly visible interpersonal disputes and general cacophony is the norm, House Speaker Rusty Bowers is remarkably difficult to nail down. His penchant for substituting answers to questions with half-related parables is the stuff of local legend, and his caucus’ tendency to do business in closed meetings can make […]