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4:58 am
Tue April 8, 2014

State Legislature Gives Final Approval of Budget

State Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford
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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.

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4:56 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

State Lawmakers on the Verge of Budget Completion

Senate President Andy Biggs
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State lawmakers are putting the finishing touches this afternoon on a new budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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4:58 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Resolution to State Budget Battle May Be in Sight

State Senate President Andy Biggs
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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.

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4:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

State Budget Faces a Possible Veto by Gov. Brewer

Gov. Jan Brewer may veto the state budget in its current form passed by the state Senate.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A spending plan approved Tuesday by the state Senate could be headed for a gubernatorial veto. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:58 am
Tue April 1, 2014

State Senate Veers Away from Child Welfare Commitment in Budget

State Senate Majority Leader John McComish
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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.

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8:20 am
Mon March 31, 2014

State Budget Still Causing Rifts in House

Rep. John Kavanagh (left) discusses the state budget with fellow representatives.
Credit Nick Oza, The Republic

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.

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2:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

State Senate Examines House Budget Changes

State Senate President Andy Biggs
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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.

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4:59 am
Fri March 28, 2014

State House Approves Budget After Spending Compromises

Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, (left) and Rep. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, read proposed budget amendments Thursday.
Credit Photo by Evan Wyloge, Arizona Capitol Times

The state House approved a spending plan late Thursday after the Republican majority agreed to add funding sought by holdouts. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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3:13 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Progress Made with Budget Negotiations in State House

Rep. John Kavanagh
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House Republicans may have finally lined up the votes this afternoon for a new state budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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4:59 am
Thu March 27, 2014

State Budget Still in Limbo After Talks Break Down

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix, details Wednesday why she thinks the budget plan being pushed by House Republican leadership provides insufficient funds to deal with child-welfare needs.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

A proposed $9.2 billion state budget is in limbo this morning as six dissident House Republicans said talks with party leaders have broken down. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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