KNAU and Arizona News
Wed February 4, 2009
Tobin on Budget Cuts
By Daniel Kraker
Flagstaff, AZ – This past weekend the state legislature hammered out a budget balancing bill that plugged a 1.6 billion dollar funding gap. To do so the Republican majority cut more than one hundred million dollars from both universities and K through 12 education. Now the legislature has begun work on next year's budget, which already has an estimated 3 billion dollar shortfall.
Republican representative Andy Tobin of Paulden spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker about the difficulties of cutting the budget.