budget http://knau.org en State Legislature Wraps Session with Unbalanced Budget http://knau.org/post/state-legislature-wraps-session-unbalanced-budget <p>State lawmakers approved an unbalanced budget in the just-completed session. But, Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that did not stop them from cutting taxes, again.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:31:50 +0000 Howard Fischer 46542 at http://knau.org State Legislature Wraps Session with Unbalanced Budget State Budget Finalized, but with a Few Conditions http://knau.org/post/state-budget-finalized-few-conditions <p>Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval this afternoon to a new $9.2 billion spending plan — but not before using her constitutional power to excise it of some items she doesn’t like. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:14:41 +0000 Howard Fischer 45918 at http://knau.org State Budget Finalized, but with a Few Conditions Budget Encourages Legislature to Revisit Child Welfare Funds http://knau.org/post/budget-encourages-legislature-revisit-child-welfare-funds <p>The budget plan adopted Monday night contains less money than Gov. Jan Brewer wanted for child welfare. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, this won’t be the last word on the subject.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 45711 at http://knau.org Budget Encourages Legislature to Revisit Child Welfare Funds State Legislature Gives Final Approval of Budget http://knau.org/post/state-legislature-gives-final-approval-budget <p>State lawmakers gave final approval Monday night to a $9.23 billion budget — more than Senate Republicans originally wanted to spend, but less than sought by Gov. Jan Brewer and House members. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 45707 at http://knau.org State Legislature Gives Final Approval of Budget State Lawmakers on the Verge of Budget Completion http://knau.org/post/state-lawmakers-verge-budget-completion <p>State lawmakers are putting the finishing touches this afternoon on a new budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:56:17 +0000 Howard Fischer 45691 at http://knau.org State Lawmakers on the Verge of Budget Completion Resolution to State Budget Battle May Be in Sight http://knau.org/post/resolution-state-budget-battle-may-be-sight <p>A deal to finally resolve the fight over the budget may be hung up on who is supposed to make the next move. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 45563 at http://knau.org Resolution to State Budget Battle May Be in Sight State Budget Faces a Possible Veto by Gov. Brewer http://knau.org/post/state-budget-faces-possible-veto-gov-brewer <p>A spending plan approved Tuesday by the state Senate could be headed for a gubernatorial veto. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 45456 at http://knau.org State Budget Faces a Possible Veto by Gov. Brewer State Senate Veers Away from Child Welfare Commitment in Budget http://knau.org/post/state-senate-veers-away-child-welfare-commitment-budget <p>The fate of a $9.2 billion state budget could depend on lawmakers crafting a commitment for future child-welfare funding that does not actually commit them to doing anything. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 45395 at http://knau.org State Senate Veers Away from Child Welfare Commitment in Budget State Budget Still Causing Rifts in House http://knau.org/post/state-budget-still-causing-rifts-house <p>A promise in writing by the state House to consider more funding for child-welfare could complicate efforts today to approve a new budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:20:28 +0000 Howard Fischer 45338 at http://knau.org State Budget Still Causing Rifts in House State Senate Examines House Budget Changes http://knau.org/post/state-senate-examines-house-budget-changes <p>State senators are starting to examine changes that the House made Thursday night in the budget plan they had approved last week. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 45249 at http://knau.org State Senate Examines House Budget Changes